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CPUs Outperform GPUs in Financial Markets Benchmark

A recent benchmark conducted by the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) is helping to dispel the myth that GPUs are the primary drivers responsible for boosting computational speeds to new levels. In fact, the study indicates these GPU “accelerators” are actually slowing things down.

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Feature Articles

A Return to Roots for New Cray CTO

It seems that well over half of the high performance community we speak with still has no idea how they ended up with a career in supercomputing specifically. Some filtered in from end user experience, others' software development roads forked into Fortran...the stories go on... Despite the throng that stumbled into supercomputing from Read more…

Modernizing HPC Cluster Monitoring

If you thought cluster management tools were too plentiful to count, they have nothing on system monitoring. From open source to commercial packages, the list goes on. The problem, however, is that there are too few tools that bring together a unified view of what’s happening on large clusters in a comprehensive way—from gathering data from Read more…

What’s Still Missing for HPC Users in Manufacturing

We’ve heard quite a bit about the “missing middle” in high performance computing, particularly in reference to the manufacturing sector. However, for those manufacturers who have already adopted HPC hardware and tools into their environments, there are still some gaps—despite the obvious benefits and increasing investments some companies at Read more…

New Haswells Spark Open Season for HPC Systems

What do you get when you add more cores, improved memory bandwidth, and a notable uptick in performance out of a freshly-launched chip? One hell of a lot of announcements from a broad, hungry base of server makers. And to be fair, a lot of excitement from the HPC user community to boot. While one can expect a sweep of server upgrades from Read more…

ISC Big Data Chair Interviews SAP’s Stefan Sigg

Stefan Sigg is the Senior Vice President and Head of P&I Analytics at SAP Germany. During the upcoming ISC Big Data Conference (Oct 1 – 2) in Heidelberg, he will be talking about “Big Data Scenarios from a Business Point of View.” Visit the conference website for the whole Read more…

Short Takes

TOP500 Stunt Machine Heads to Vegas

9/18/14 |  Remember "Cherry Creek," the Intel-designed supercomputer that ran for the duration of SC13 Supercomputing Conference? This “demonstration” system achieved a 400 ranking on that November's TOP500 Read more…

GPUs Advance Deep Learning

9/18/14 |  Over the last decade, GPU-acceleration techniques have infiltrated the high-end of supercomputing, but increased adoption of GPUs is occurring in other compute-driven disciplines too, like deep Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

9/18/14 |  Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught Read more…

A New Era in HPC

9/17/14 |  A recent presentation that came out of the 2014 Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (CSGF) HPC workshop, held in July in Arlington, Virginia, holds that HPC is on the cusp of new era. Read more…

Haswell Speeds Popular Financial App

9/17/14 |  Continuing our coverage of the new Intel "Haswell" Xeon E5 v3 series chips, we turn our attention to a recent blog post from software acceleration specialists Xcelerit to see how the Haswell Read more…

Quantum Simulator Yields Strange Light Forms

9/16/14 |  Scientists have already established that sometimes light behaves like a wave and other times like a particle, but a team of Princeton University researchers has uncovered a new behavior. Read more…

Haswell-EP Performance Deep Dive

9/16/14 |  A recent Microway blog post offers a detailed look at how the new Intel Xeon E5-2600v3 “Haswell-EP” processors perform for HPC applications. "The Xeon E5-2600v3 processors introduce the Read more…

Europe Launches Ultrascale Computing Initiative

9/15/14 |  NESUS – or Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing – formed earlier this year to study the challenges of ultrascale computing. Launched with about 30 European partner countries, the Read more…

Japanese Researchers Target HPC Cloud Barriers

9/15/14 |  The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a technology to enable users to spin up a virtual HPC cluster on top of any cloud-based Read more…

Myths and Misconceptions about HPC for Engineering

9/11/14 |  In a recent blog post, Wim Slagter, lead product manager for High Performance Computing at ANSYS, Inc., tackles a set of six myths of high performance computing gleaned from conversations at Read more…

Sponsored Whitepapers

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9/4/14 |  Extreme Networks |  When it comes to networking, switches and routers are breaking free of their physical constraints to create readily reconfigurable software defined networks. Join us as we explore the world of Read more…

SpotlightON: Scaling for Research and Analytics in the Cloud

8/26/14 |  Amazon Web Services |  Many HPC applications are experiencing unprecedented agility in the cloud - the flexibility to scale up and out depending on workload demands and pay according to use. Nicole Hemsoth, Editor of Read more…

Sponsored Multimedia

Webinar: Revolutionizing Innovation: When HPC Meets Cloud

Learn how real end-users are utilizing HPC cloud as a cost-effective way to manage limited resources. From building a faster bicycle to the detection of critical disease, HPC cloud is Read more…

Powering Research with Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining (KDD)

Watch this webinar and learn how to develop “future-proof”  advanced computing/storage technology solutions to easily manage large, shared compute resources and very large volumes of data. Focus Read more…