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Will 2015 Be the Year of the FPGA?

Sep 4, 2014 |

When it comes to HPC, the accelerator market is largely dominated by GPUs, which are known for floating point performance prowess with IDC figures pointing to encroaching competition from Xeon Phi. FPGAs, while still a third-place contender, might have a rather remarkable year ahead in terms of their reach into wider markets, as well as Read more…

CEO of HPC’s Silent Giant Offers Outlook

Sep 3, 2014 |

In high performance computing, SuperMicro is a force that is seen but rarely heard. They are often found at all the major supercomputing events even if it’s uncommon to hear about large procurements or installations. However, don’t mistake this lack of news as absence of action—the company’s role in HPC is strong and is set Read more…

Broader Engagement with HPC Matters; Become an SC14-BE Mentor

Sep 2, 2014 |

The Supercomputing Conference Broader Engagement program (SC-BE) increases conference participation by individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the high-performance computing (HPC) arena, including women, minorities and people with disabilities. In a report by Timothy A. Mann and Valerie E. Taylor (Texas A&M) titled “Analysis of the Impact of the Broader Engagement Program on the SC Read more…

Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge Ramping Up for SC14

Sep 1, 2014 |

Intel has announced it will hold its second Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge at SC14, November 17-20, 2014 in New Orleans. The Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge is an educational and entertaining game show-style event where teams compete to win a grand prize of a $26,000 donation to a charitable organization. During the challenge, eight Read more…

DDN’s IME Software Scales I/O Performance on the Rocky Road to Exascale

Aug 28, 2014 |

Exascale, once just a gleam in the eyes of a few prescient computer scientists, is beginning to take shape. That arbitrary date of 2018 for a thousand-fold increase in computing power no longer seems far fetched. But as exascale comes into focus, some very specific roadblocks are being resolved and storage is one of them. Read more…

New Degrees of Parallelism, Old Programming Planes

Aug 28, 2014 |

Exploiting the capabilities of HPC hardware is now more a matter of pushing into deeper levels of parallelism versus adding more cores or overclocking. What this means is that the time is right for a revolution in programming. The question is whether that revolution should be one that torches the landscape or that handles things Read more…

DDN Discusses Enterprise HPC Momentum

Aug 26, 2014 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN), the leader in large scale Big Data and Cloud storage, recently announced double digit, profitable growth for the first half of the year 2014, fueled by the adoption of its SFA and WOS technologies by increasing numbers of Strategic Enterprise HPC accounts. In advance of his keynote at the upcoming EnterpriseHPC event Read more…

Cray Adds GPU Powerhouse to CS Supercomputer Lot

Aug 26, 2014 |

The CS family of Cray systems was graced with a new addition today with the arrival of a dense, memory-loaded GPU offering that adds big acceleration to select HPC workloads. The new CS-Storm, which offers up to 8 NVIDIA K40s per 2U server and a peak performance of 11 teraflops per Ivy Bridge-outfitted node, is Read more…

Film Studios Refocus HPC Management Lens

Aug 25, 2014 |

With the help of advanced supercomputing technologies, animated films have evolved from simple cycles of sketches to photorealistic, physics-accurate works of art. As many of us have tracked, from the dawn of Pixar to the latest blockbusters where humans interact with realistic animations, there seems to be no limit to the hyper-realism in everything from Read more…

Cray CEO Highlights Enterprise HPC Growth

Aug 21, 2014 |

In advance of his much anticipated keynote at the upcoming EnterpriseHPC event happening in Carlsbad, California from September 7-10, Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro spoke with HPCwire’s Tom Tabor. In addition to offering a look ahead at the company’s technology and business focus for the coming year, Ungaro shed some light on what attendees can expect Read more…