Much to report on from ISC12 in Hamburg, Germany. The weather’s been good, and the food is… German, which means good and rich! But the memory here is what’s really impressive. This is a supercomputer show, and while the CPU and GPU vendors are all bragging about their latest advances, the role of memory in these impressive machines cannot be underestimated. The new Top500 supercomputer list was announced earlier this week. The Fujitsu-designed K supercomputer has enjoyed a year on the top of the heap, but the new king of the hill is the IBM-built Sequoia supercomputer, just brought online at Lawrence Livermore National Labs in California. I spent some time with the folks from Lawrence Livermore and IBM digging into this supercomputing solution—stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post to find out what I learned!