RIKEN Supercomputer Is Number One in the World on the Demanding HPCG Benchmark Test
Authors: Alex Larzelere, Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Alex Norton
Publication Date: June 2018
Length: 3 pages
At SC17 in Denver, the Japanese RIKEN K computer emerged for the third straight time as the world’s most powerful supercomputer based on the High Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) benchmark list. Although China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer has been widely seen as number one in the world based on its LINPAC rating, the HPCG test that the K computer excelled on may be more representative of the range of real-world HPC problems encounter by users. Riken’s K computer has been either number one or two since the HPCG list came out in 2014.
AWS New Bare Metal Instance: Courting the HPC Crowd by Combining Bare Metal Performance with Virtualized Cloud Functionality
Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway, Alex Norton
This Quick Take looks at Amazon's recent announcement of a new EC2 Bare Metal offering that provides users with direct, non-virtualized access to a processor, memory, storage and related networking instance. Amazon uses custom hardware in an effort to wring out the highest possible performance from the basic hardware set up while still offering a full complement of cloud-based software support. This development is a positive one for HPC users looking to migrate workloads to public clouds as Amazon is addressing one of the most vexinghurdles of HPC in the cloud: the performance overhead of running applicationsin a virtualized, performance limiting environment.
January 2018 | Quick Take
Projected Major Near Exascale and Exascale Roll Outs and Revenues 2020-2025
Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Bob Sorensen
Countries around the world are developing plans for the next generation of large supercomputers, with investments that exceed $300 million per system in many cases. This Quick Take provides Hyperion Research's estimate of schedules of installations and prices of accepted near-exascale and exascale supercomputers around the world.
June 2019 | Quick Take