HPC architectures, race to exascale, rankings, vendors, exascale software


The ICES Foundation is delighted to announce that today, on this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, our own Dr. Marie-Christine Sawley (ICES Foundation Advisor for HPC and Exascale), has been elected as President of the newly formed Swiss Association known as ideas4HPC. Along with Marie-Christine, the new Association is co-founded by Dr. Maria Girone it's Vice President and CTO of the CERN openlab, Dr. Florina Ciorba of the University of Basel in Switzerland, and Dr. Sadaf Alam of the University of Bristol in the UK and formerly of the Swiss National Computing Centre (CSCS).

Additionally, ideas4HPC has been appointed as the new Swiss chapter of the Women in HPC (WHPC) advocacy group. 
We wish them well in these new ventures and hope to encourage significant collaboration between their activities and the core mission of the ICES Foundation.
HPC Rankings & Benchmarks: 

Top500 list November 2022    Green500 list Nov 2022     HPCG Nov 2022    Top500 and Green500 merge 

Graph500 BFS list Nov 2022    Graph 500 SSSP list Nov 2022    Graph500/Green Nov 2022   

HPC Challenge Benchmark Nov 2021

SPEChpc 2021

Historical controversy around ranking lists:

Too big to FLOP?

TOP500: the missing puzzle pieces

Focus sharpens on new HPC benchmark

New HPC benchmark delivers promising results

How do you measure a supercomputer's speed?

SPEC releases major new CPU benchmark suite

Sandia-developed benchmark re-ranks top computers

Council on Competitiveness defends TOP500 usefulness    

TOP500 reanalysis shows 'nothing wrong with Moore's Law'

Architectual surprises underpin new HPC benchmark results

STREAM benchmark author McCalpin traces system balance trends

Toward a new metric for ranking high performance computing systems

New & emerging benchmaks for AI and ML:

HPL-AI List of November 2021

HPL-AI mixed precision benchmark   

Preparing AI benchmarks for HPC machines

MLPerf Training v1.1   MLPerf HPC v1.0    MLPerf Inference v1.1

NVidia dominates latest MLPerf results but competitors start speaking up

MLCommons aims to accelerate machine learning innovation to benefit everyone

Towards Exascale:

Jack Dongarra on SC21, the Top500, exascale, and his retirement plans

ISC22: ORNL's Frontier first to break the HPL exaflop ceiling

ISC22: Fugaku retails No.1 spot in Top500 HPCG and Graph500 rankings

Fugaku keeps crown, Nvidia's Selene climbs to #5

How can 18 zeros chnage the world?

Facing the future

Petaflop in a box

Exascale computing

IT in the next decade

The national HPC race

The exascale revolution

On the road to exascale  

The bumpy road to exascale

Will we ever reach zettaflops?

Future challenges within HPC

HPC architecture in the 2020's

How cool are supercomputers?

Paving the roadmap to exascale

Supercomputers let up on speed

Working towards higher performance

Exascale: a race to the future of HPC

Trends in High-Performance Computing

HPC evolves from the commodity cluster

Taking a disruptive approach to exascale

What's the true hourly cost of outsourcing

Pondering the future of HPC architectures

Preparing for exascale science on day one

Will the real exascale race please stand up

Engineering codes to meet the exascale era

End-users need to design exascale computers

Exascale computing: the space race of our time

MPI milestone achieved on the path to exascale

Exascale research: preparing for the post-Moore era 

HPC iron, soft, data, peaople - it takes an ecosystem

Gordon Bell reflects on race to build fastest computer

ExaNeSt: 10M computers into a single supercomputer

Doug Kothe on the race to build exascale applications

Toward a converged exascale-big data software stack

The exascale computing race isn't about bragging rights

A new generation of smarter, not faster, supercomputers

Exascale processor proliferation? How many is too many?

Moving just to exascale or preparing for sustained scaling

Leap to the extreme scale could break science boundaries

HPC programming in the age of multicore: one man's view

IEEE members on suoercomputing predictions, challenges

IEEE conference keynoters lay out path to exascale computing

Can our computers continue to get smaller and more powerful?

Extreme-scale requirements to push the frontiers of deep learning

The accelerator wall: a new problem for a post-Moore's Law world

Solving the Sky: new computers resolve clouds while keeping cool

Trends in HPC and machine learning drive evolution of cooling solutions

World-leading HPC centers partner to form accelerated computing institute

Advancing modular supercomputing with DEEP and DEEP-ER architectures

Analysis of the characteristics and development trends of next-gen supercomputers (outside of Japan)

Improving energy efficiency and exploiting parallelism with Processor-in-Memory/Near-Data Processing

The Power Wall:

Powering up exascale

Energy-efficient supercomputing

Exascale: power Is not the problem!

Charming exascale power problems

Follow the green brick road to exascale

Tackling power and resiience at exascale

A path to energy efficient HPC data center

A carbon crisis looms over supercomputing

How can supercomputers survive a drought?

The path to an energy-efficient exascale supercomputer

Tackling the power and energy wall for future HPC systems

Number crunching, data crunching and energy efficiency: the HPC hat trick

UCLA engineers develop new energy-efficient computer memory using magnetic materials

Earth Wind & Power (EWP) will utilize excess energy from wind, solar and gas for HPC, data centers

Race logic: novel curcuitry solves a myriad of computationally intensive problems with a minimum of energy

Japan exascale:

Fujitsu presents post-K CPU specs

Report on the Fujitsu Fugaku system

Japan's post-K computer hits 1-2 year speed bump

Inside Japan's future exascale ARM supercomputer

Post-K supercomputer named after Japan's tallest peak

New Japanese supercomputing project targets exascale

K computer leads Graph500 ranking for ninth consecutive time

Riken's Dr. Yutaka Ishikawa tells the Fugaku development story

Fujitsu achieves over 1,000 petaflops on new HPL-AI benchmark 

China exascale: 

China flexes high-tech muscles

China unveils first 7nm chip: Big Island     

China maintains lead in race to exascale

China mulls national CPU architecture spec

China makes its own supercomputing cores

China could become supercomputing partner

China's expanding efforts to win in microchips

China's dark horse supercomputing chip: FeiTeng

China preps Godson chip for supercomputing duty 

China wins new bragging rights in supercomputers

Sugon announces roadmap to exascale computing

China sets ambitious goal to reach exascale by 2020

China reports breakthrough in developing 3nm transistors

China establishes seventh National Supercomputing Center

India exascale:

India plots 3-phase indigenous supercomputing starategy

US exascale:

Frontier - direction of discovery

US DoE exascale ECP program update

DoE to fund exascale resilience research

DOE commissions extreme computing study

Exascale computing - the view from Argonne

DOE exascale plan gets support with caveats

DOE primes pump for exascale supercomputers

Argonne's Peter Beckman on the race to exascale

The vital importance of HPC to US competitiveness

US moves exascale goalposts, targets 2021 delivery

IBM promises a 200 Petaflop supercomputer by 2018

US supercomputing leaders tackle the China question

Summit achieves 445 petaflops on new 'HPL-AI' benchmark

Top scientist urges 'ambitious' U.S. exascale supercomputer plan 

Six exascale PathForward vendors selected: DoE providing $258M

US Exascale Computing Project releases software technology project report

New US national HPC strategy is bold, important and more daunting than the US moonshot

Europe exascale:

Exascale in Europe

PRACE Supercomuting MOOC

Latest ARM-HPC developments

HPC: A key technology for Europe

Europe's efforts to control its HPC destiny

EU funds 20M euro ARM + FPGA exascale project

European consortium to develop exascale architecture

Ecosystem for future European exascale supercomputer

EuroHPC lays out a roadmap for (almost) all of its systems

European Project Will Design Energy-Efficient Exascale Machine

EU projects unite on heterogenous ARM-based exascale prototype

RSC Group touts its 'Tornado' platform as Russia is cut off

Indigenous HPC:

What it means and why?

HPC CPU Chip Vendors:


Intel: the future of HPC has arrived

Cray Chapel new computing language

Intel will ship Knights Corner chip in 2012

Intel adds new dimension to transistor making

Intel Skylake: Xeon goes from chip to platform

Intel fires the next salvo in supercomputer battle

Intel launches Cascade Lake Xeons with up to 56 cores

Intel brings manycore X86 to market with Knights Corner 

Intel Atom architecture in a handheld form factor: Medfield

Intel and Cray to build the next generation US supercomputer

Momentum builds for Intel's HPC scalable system framework

Intel scales up cores and memory with new Westmere EX CPUs

Can Intel's XPU vision guide into an era of heterogeneous computing?

Intel unveils 72-core X86 Knights Landing CPU for exascale computing

Intel Xeon E5 debuts on TOP500; first Intel MIC co-processor hits 1 teraflop


AMD: The Integration Revolution

AMD's exscale strategy hinges on heterogeneity

AMD refreshes roadmap, transitions back to HPC

AMD expands exascale vision at IEEE HPC symposium

GlobalFoundaries: 7 nm chips coming in 2018, EUV in 2019


Enabling the ARM ecosysteem for HPC

Bolstering the ARM case for HPC workloads

ARM processors set to challenge x86 on Its own turf 

ARM discloses technical details of 64-bit architecture

ARM unveils Neoverse N1 platform with up to 128-cores

Russia launches ARM chip effort to end X86 dependence

Migrating high performance applications to the ARM 8 architecture

Arm Yourselves for Exascale, Part 1   Arm yourselves for Exascale, Part 2


Qualcomm takes first step in uphill battle  with Intel over server market

Qualcomm targets Intel datacenter dominance with 10nm ARM-based server chip


Adapteva unveills 64-core chip

Adapteva builds manycore processor that will deliver 70 gigaflops/watt


Tilera Releases 16-Core and 36-Core Processors for 64-bit Computing


KNUPATH Hermosa chip expected in first half of 2017 


Designer of microprocessor-memory chip aims to topple memory and power wall

HPC System Vendors:


IBM Power8 Systems

IBM Specs Out Blue Gene/Q Chip  

OpenPower systems coming in mid-2015

IBM first to 7nm process with working transistors

IBM's first OpenPOWER server targets HPC workloads

IBM's new open Linux Power servers take on x86 in HPC

BM launches POWER8 Systems, OpenPOWER roadmap

IBM begins Power9 rollout with backing frim DOE, Google

OpenPower9 ecosystem gains steam, new customers and more


HP scientists envision 10-teraflop many-core chip

SGI's Pangea recognized as industry's top commercial supercomputer on TOP500 list


Atos previews exascale-focused ARM-based Bull Sequena X1310

GENCI, CEA pave the way to exascale with Atos and Fujitsu's A64FX processor


Fujitsu targets 100 petaflop supercomputing

Oracle layoffs reportedly hit SPARC and Solaris hard

Fujitsu launches M12 servers; emphasizes commitment to Sparc

Cray, Fujitsu both bringing Fujitsu AFX64-based supercomputers to market in 2020


NEC's vector supercomputer to power Japan's 'Next Earth Simulator'


Lenovo gets serious about HPC

Lenovo aims high for systems expansion

IDC says Lenovo strengthens, IBM stumbles in Q1 2015 ranking


Will 2015 be the year of the FPGA?

Making sense of when to use FPGAs

Why CTOs should reconsider FPGAs

Are FPGAs ready for the mainstream?

Revving up HPC workloads with FPGAs

Computing models for FPGA accelerators

Latest FPGAs show big gains in floating point performance

New open Intel FPGA stack eases development of custom platforms

HPC Accelerators:

The GPU Computing Era

The rise of GPU compute

OpenCL gains ground on CUDA

A tale of two GPU computing models

Accelerating the development of HPC

The future of accelerator programming

GPUs and the future of parallel computing

Cray Unveils Its First GPU Supercomputer  

GPUs versus CPUs: Apples and Oranges?

AMD announces FLOP-Monster GPU card

HPC application support for GPU computing

Accelerated computing: a tipping point for HPC

Top 10 objections to GPU computing reconsidered

NCSA Director: GPU is the future of supercomputing

From multithreaded programming to GPU computing

Accelerating computational science symposium 2012

AMD courts HPC with 11.5 teraflops Instinct MI100 GPU

Are supercomputing's elite turning backs on accelerators?

OpenCL: free your GPU ... and the rest of your system too!

Intel Xe-HP  GPU deployed for Aurora exascale development 

Startup launches manycore floating point acceleration technology

Redefining the role of the CPU in the era of CPU-GPU integration

NEC to launch PCIe-based Vecor Engine targeting the SME market

Intel debuts oneAPI Gold and provides more details on GPU roadmap

Engineers boost computer processor performance by over 20 percent

Ten ways to fool the masses when giving performance results on GPUs 

Retooling your program for accelerators and coprocessors? - keep these risks in mind


Nvidia Opens Up CUDA Compiler

GPUs add up for ARM chips in HPC

Summary of 2015 NVidia GPU growth

NVidia pokes holes in Intel's many-core story

NVIDIA eyes post-CUDA era of GPU computing

NVidia steers roadmap around GPU bottlenecks

NVidia unveils 1.3 teraflop GPU for supercomputing

Nvidia announces  A100 80 GB GPU for AI supercomputing

Interactive supercomputing with in-situ visualization on Tesla GPUs

NVIDIA Tegra processors blaze the way for ARM in supercomputing

Performance Analysis of a Hybrid MPI/CUDA Implementation of the NAS-LU Benchmark

AI Supercomputing:

ARM doubles down on AI

It's time to set industry standards for AI 

Cerebras Systems and NETL set new compute milestone

Further insight into the remarkable performance of Cerebras

Fujitsu-developed deep learning technology sets record on ABCI

Deep500 - researchers tackle an HPC benchmark for deep learning

Pushing the limit of molecular dynamics with ab initio  accuracy  to 100 million atoms with machine learning

Architectural alternatives:

Smarter caching

A blending of strengths

Smarter multicore chips

Computer games help HPC

We need more than multi-core

Attack of the killer micros redux

Modular HPC goes mainstream

HPC is dead and MPI is killing it

World's first 1,000 processor chip

Scaleable agility for critical systems

Application specific processor design

Chip simulation for the 1000-core era

Gearing up for the cluster of tomorrow

The heterogenous programming jungle

Revisiting supercomputer architectures

The math on big NUMA versus clusters

A new breed of heterogenous computing

Multicore Is bad news for supercomputers

Achieving HPC without the supercomputer 

Massively multithreaded computer systems

A new golden age for computer architecture 

The rise and Impact of Linux Supercomputers

Hybrid-core: a better heterogeneous architecture

Better, faster systems with heterogenous designs

Processor whispers: about 16 and 17-core processors

Homemade CPUs on the way for local supercomputers

Tackling the co-design 3.0 puzzle - new thinking needed 

Stampede foreshadows heterogeneous supercomputing

IEEE group seeks to reinvent computing as scaling stalls

Remapping computer circuitry to avert impending bottlenecks

Why 2016 is the most important year in HPC in over two decades 

Heterogeneous: the benefits to performance and power consumption

How ASCI revolutionized the world of HPC and advanced modeling & simulation

Advancing the scalability and performance of I/O subsystems in multicore platforms

New parallel computing institute to advance high-performance computing research, education 

Studying the impact of hardware prefetching and bandwidth partitioning in chip-multiprocessors            

Shared-Memory & In-Memory Computing:
Exascale software:
Mixed Precision:

Personnel Recognition:
Supercomputer Architects: