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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

BE Matters to Robert Dunn, Saginaw’s Son

Robert Dunn, Jr. was born in Saginaw, Michigan, in 1985. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (CS) from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in 2011, and is making progress toward a CS graduate degree. His thesis involves the use of Google Glass technology to reduce the amount of time it takes for emergency teams Read more…

The Most Powerful Tool in the Climate Change Battle

Climate change has been at the top of the news agenda this week, in part because of the attention around a massive public protest in New York City. The People’s Climate March, which drew an estimated 400,000 people, is calling attention to a number of climate-related initiatives in advance of a climate summit among members of the United Read more…

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…

Short Takes

Seismic Explorers Set Exascale Course

9/23/14 |  In a recent blog post, Cray Senior Practice Leader Geert Wenes argues that "a perfect storm in seismic processing requirements" is ensuring that the oil and gas industry will be an early adopter Read more…

Quick Change Material Begs Post-Silicon Consideration

9/22/14 |  With Moore's law in peril, the search is on for the next computing substrate. Keeping up the pace of progress in an ever more compute and data driven world will likely require a post-silicon Read more…

HPC Server Market Sees ‘Okay’ Q2

9/22/14 |  The worldwide market for HPC technical servers reached $2.45 billion in the second quarter of 2014, down 2.6 percent from the same period in 2013, when the market hit $2.51 billion, according to Read more…

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…

Sponsored Whitepapers

SpotlightON: Software-Defined Networking in the Datacenter

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…