Category Archives: HPCwire

  • What’s New in HPC Research: Traffic Simulation, Performance Variations, Scheduling & More

    In this bimonthly feature, HPCwire highlights newly published research in the high-performance computing community and related domains. From parallel programming to exascale to quantum computing, the details are here. Optimizing visualization performance on power-constrained supercomputers Power consumption is a major hurdle on the road the exascale. In this dissertation, Stephanie Labasan of the University of Oregon…

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  • The Pros and Cons of Kubernetes for HPC

    “To Kube or not to Kube?” That is the question now active in the HPC community. If you work in IT, the rise of Kubernetes (K8s) has been hard to miss. Just five years after its initial release, Kubernetes has emerged as the new darling of open source, enjoying popularity and adoption second only to…

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  • Scientists Leverage HPC and AI to Wrangle the ‘Galaxy Zoo’

    For the last 12 years, the “Galaxy Zoo” has been working hard to improve our understanding of the cosmos. Despite its name, the Galaxy Zoo doesn’t house any aliens; it is, instead, a crowdsourced astronomy project that asks its users to classify the shapes of massive numbers of galaxies. Now, researchers from the National Center…

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  • European Institutions, IBM Partner to Accelerate Joint Research and Education in Quantum Computing

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 3, 2019 — IBM announced today at the World Conference of Science Journalists the expansion of the IBM Q Network in Europe to include additional universities and an international research organization. These institutions are collaborating with IBM Q to accelerate joint research in quantum computing and develop curricula to help train students for careers that will be…

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  • Using Machine Learning Models to Better Predict Bladder Cancer Stages

    July 3, 2019  — The invasive and expensive diagnosis process of bladder cancer, which is one of the most common and aggressive cancers in the United States, may be soon helped by a novel non-invasive diagnostic method thanks to advances in machine learning research at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Moores Cancer Center, and…

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  • Berkeley Lab’s John Shalf Ponders the Future of HPC Architectures

    Editor’s note: Ahead of John Shalf’s well-attended and well-received “high-bandwidth” keynote at ISC 2019, Shalf discussed the talk’s major themes in an interview with Berkeley Lab’s Kathy Kincade.  What will scientific computing at scale look like in 2030? With the impending demise of Moore’s Law, there are still more questions than answers for users and…

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