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STARnet Alliance Seeks Revolution in Chip Design

Jan 23, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/STARnet_logo_120x.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”116″ />The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have launched a new consortium to advance the pace of semiconductor innovation in the US as the technology approaches the limits of miniaturization. The main thrust of the project is the creation of the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network, aka STARnet.

The New Breed of Accelerators from NVIDIA, Intel and AMD Square Off

Dec 6, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Xeon_Phi_chip_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”96″ height=”79″ />With the recent introduction of Intel’s first Xeon Phi coprocessors, NVIDIA’s latest Kepler GPUs, and AMD’s new FirePro S10000 graphics cards, the competition for HPC chip componentry has entered a new phase. The three chipmakers have taken somewhat different paths, though, and it will be up to the market to decide which vendor’s approach will win the day.

Dell Develops Second ARM Server Platform

Oct 30, 2012 |

Dell hands over its Calxeda ARM-based server platform to the Apache community.

Dell Develops Second ARM Server Platform

Oct 30, 2012 |

Dell hands over its Calxeda ARM-based server platform to the Apache community.

The 2012 Performance Per Watt Wars

Jul 26, 2012 |

Chip analyst evaluates efficiencies of latest processors.

Enter the Insight Age

May 16, 2011 |

According to HP, we are transitioning from the Information Age to the Insight Age, which signals a need for new architectures.

The Week in Review

Apr 8, 2010 |

HP Labs announces advances in memristor technology; and 48-core Intel processors to enter limited production for academic institutions. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.

Chips Ahoy: Vendors Show Off Their Latest Silicon

Feb 9, 2010 |

Chipmakers converged on San Francisco this week to talk up their newest semiconductor products at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Of particular interest to the HPC crowd are Intel’s Westmere EP and “Tukwila” Itanium 9300, and IBM’s POWER7.

Intel Sneak Peeks Westmere EP Server Silicon

Feb 4, 2010 |

Intel will preview first 32nm Xeon chips on Monday.

Intel to Release Westmere Server Chips in Three Months

Jan 15, 2010 |

First 32nm Xeons promise better performance and energy efficiency.