The year isn’t over yet and already we've seen new records posted for proprietary physics-based simulations on two Cray machines – at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) - successfully pushing the limits of all the available nodes in those large machines.
In addition, order-of-magnitude improvements have been recorded this year in scaling for commercial 3D fluid dynamics codes ANSYS Fluent (8x improvement) and CD-adapco’s Star-CCM+ (50x) using the Blue Waters supercomputer at NCSA. Fluent then eclipsed its Blue Waters record of 129,000 cores by reaching 172,032 cores at 82 percent efficiency on Hazel Hen at HLR-Stuttgart in 2016.
Nov. 10, 2017 -- Moonshot Research LLC (Champaign IL) and Providentia Worldwide, LLC (Washington D.C.) have agreed to jointly offer business and technical services and consulting in the areas of high-performance computing and big data services. The Moonshot/Providentia team brings expertise in driving ROI in enterprise computing by focusing on best practices in HPC, cloud and enterprise IT.
Merle Giles, CEO of Moonshot Research said, “I am absolutely delighted to work with the world’s experts in using HPC to achieve real-time analytics. Speed has become the ultimate competitive advantage in the world of technology-enabled products and services. The impact of utilizing our customer-first approach to industrial innovation and ROI are substantial.”
One of the features of the 66th HPC User Forum last month was the presentation of the NCSA/Hyperion 2017 industry survey by Bill Kramer, the National Center for Supercomputer Application’s director of the Blue Waters Project and @Scale Programs.
This NSF-funded survey captures “Worldwide Best Practices in Partnerships between HPC Centers and Industrial Users,” in part inspired by the NSF Cyberinfrastructure Division’s interest in supporting NSCI’s tenets of economic competitiveness of companies and communities.
The August 2017 release of the study consisted of in-depth surveys and interviews of 35 leading publicly-funded HPC centers at universities and labs around the world and 31 major industrial organizations that have engaged with those centers.