13 Best HPC Blogs To Follow


By Lionel Gibbons | August 31, 2017 | HPC, HPC Cluster




For anyone connected in any way to the evolving world of HPC, AI, big data, and other connected topics, it’s important to have a broad view of what is happening across the sector that can provide insights, ideas, education, and general news to put you in a stronger position to make decisions going forward.

With the advent of blogs and social media, it’s easier than ever to stay connected with all the latest goings-on. In fact, there are so many sources, it can be hard to figure out which ones to pay attention to. HPC is important - read these blogs to stay on top of the latest technology trends.

So, without further ado, here is our latest take on the best HPC blogs to follow.

News Blogs

#1: HPCwire (https://www.hpcwire.com/)

Even though this list is not arranged in order of importance, HPCwire is still a leading contender due to its superior editorial and journalism in terms of the latest news and information on HPC and the entire field. Science, technology, and business professionals will all find useful articles on all aspects of high-performance and data-intensive computing. Topics cover a broad spectrum, including late-breaking news, emerging technologies in HPC, trends, expert analysis, and exclusive features.

#2: insideHPC (https://insidehpc.com/)

A prominent HPC blog that covers the latest news, events, and analysis in the world of HPC. This is a frequently updated resource for supercomputing professionals.

#3: HPC in the Cloud (https://www.hpcwire.com/topic/cloud/)

This companion blog to HPCwire focuses on high-end cloud computing in science, industry, and the data center. The practical insights cover news and ideas at the intersection of HPC and the cloud.

#4: The Register (https://www.theregister.co.uk/data_centre/hpc/)

With a worldwide base of contributors, this blog provides independent news, views, opinions, and reviews on HPC around the world.

#5: InfoWorld – High-Performance Computing (HPC) (http://www.infoworld.com/category/high-performance-computing/)

As an offshoot of IDG, this blog focuses on HPC for technology decision makers and business leaders seeking expert review and in-depth analysis. The unique insight drawn from the professional experience of a core group of thought leaders allows for this independent review.

#6: DE – HPC Leading Edge (http://www.digitaleng.news/de/category/hpc-leading-edge/)

This is a recent launch from Digital Engineering magazine and as such is devoted to the needs of designers and HPC and simulation-based modeling space. Consequently, it’s pretty high-level in terms of the latest products and approaches in the HPC space.

#7: CIO – High-Performance Computing (HPC) (https://www.cio.com/category/high-performance-computing/)

This is strictly a 10,000-foot-view of supercomputing devoted to news stories for the CIO to keep track of the latest innovations and product releases by manufacturers in this space. Possibly of greater importance is the global view it brings to news on HPC.

#8: Primeur Weekly! 

As the oldest HPC magazine in Europe, Primeur makes a fine addition to our list of the best places to find out what's going on in the world of HPC. The provide a constant stream of news, user stories, and event coverate from all over the world.  

Other Blogs

#9: HPC Notes (http://www.hpcnotes.com/)

An independent blog run by a 20-year veteran of the supercomputing community, HPC Notes provides insights and news funneled through his background of HPC research, software development, and HPC service management.

#10: Cluster Monkey (http://www.clustermonkey.net)

Devoted to all things HCP-cluster-oriented, this site does have news, columns, and features on the latest happenings in HPC and clusters, but its big strength is in education about clusters and HPC. Geared to cluster administrators and developers, this site goes from the basics to highly complex and advanced subject matter.

Vendor Blogs

#11: Dell HPC Community Blog (http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/high-performance-computing/b/general_hpc)

With a focus on Dell solutions in the HPC space, this blog is a detailed look primarily in a study format that goes in depth in regard to performance testing and is a discussion venue for all things HPC, supercomputing, and the technologies that enable scientific research and discovery.

#12: Cray (http://www.cray.com/blog/)

As an ongoing elder statesman in the HPC world, the Cray computing blog is one of the more prolific and frequently updated blogs, with use cases and news stories that are in-depth but accessible for a broad audience.

#13: NVIDIA Blog (https://blogs.nvidia.com/)

While the NVIDIA blog is more of a broad spectrum of news regarding the company’s general computing products and solutions, a decent amount of the blog’s space is devoted to AI and deep learning. Although the focus is always on the company’s supercomputing products, with an emphasis on its GPU-powered AI solutions, for example, it’s a great source for exploring new use cases with one of the most widely used GPU component providers for deep learning and AI. Not to mention its ever-increasing partnerships, such as the one with Bright Computing.

As always, this isn’t meant to be an exhaustive list but rather a good cross-section of the best (and most active) blogs in the supercomputing/HPC space. If you have others to add to the list in the future, let us know.

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