Exploring Intel’s HPC technology advancements at the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt

Next week will kick off the ISC High Performance conference, July 12 – 16 in Frankfurt, Germany. I will be joining many friends and peers across the HPC industry to share, collaborate, and learn about the advancements in High Performance Computing and Big Data.

During this international gathering, Intel’s Raj Hazra, our VP and GM of the Enterprise and HPC Platform Group, will speak about the changing landscape of technical computing and show how recent innovations and Intel’s HPC scalable system framework can help scientists, researchers, and industry maximize the potential of HPC for computation and data intensive workloads. Raj will also share details on upcoming Intel technologies, products, and ecosystem collaborations that are powering research-driven breakthroughs and ensuring that technical computing continues to fulfill its potential as a scientific and industrial tool for discovery and innovation.

In our booth, we are excited to feature an inside look at the research breakthroughs achieved by the COSMOS Supercomputing Team at the University of Cambridge. This team, led by the renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, is driving dramatic advances in cosmology in its studies of cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation—the relic radiation left over from the Big Bang. Observing the CMB is like looking at a snapshot of the early universe.

The COSMOS team’s demo will showcase some of the new HPC technologies that are part of Intel’s HPC scalable system framework. One of which is Intel® Omni-Path Architecture, a high performance fabric which is designed to deliver the performance required for tomorrow’s HPC workloads and the ability to scale to tens of thousands—and eventually hundreds of thousands—of nodes. This next-generation fabric builds on the Intel® True Scale Fabric with an end-to-end solution, including PCIe* adapters, silicon, switches, cables, and management software. The demo will also be powered by the second generation of the Intel® Xeon® Phi product family, code-named Knights Landing. This is the first time these technologies will be demonstrated publicly in Europe.

Conference participants will also have a chance to collaborate and learn about the latest efforts to modernize industry codes to realize the full potential of the latest advancements in hardware. Come by our collaboration hub in booth #930 or check out software.intel.com/moderncode for  a wide variety of coding resources for developers.

Intel has been an active participant and sponsor of ISC for many years, reflecting our commitment to working with the broader ecosystem to advance HPC and supercomputing.

I hope to see you at the conference. If you won’t be able to attend the event, you can get a closer look at the work Intel is doing to help push the boundaries of technical computing at intel.com/hpc.