Tag: CPUs

IBM Revs Power7 Server Lineup

Apr 12, 2011 |

Watson’s decisive win over two of Jeopardy’s top champions on national television earlier this year could turn out to be the most effective infomercial in the history of IT. Capitalizing on that accomplishment, IBM is working hard to highlight the supercomputing technology at every opportunity, including this week’s rollout of new and improved Power7-based servers.

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China Makes Its Own Supercomputing Cores

Mar 7, 2011 |

New crop of Chinese supercomputers will feature homegrown chips.

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Terascale Memory Challenges and Solutions

Dec 6, 2010 |

In contrast to the previous decade, CPU clock rates are scaling slower over time due to the power constraints. However, the number of transistors per silicon area continue to increase roughly at the rate of Moore’s Law. Therefore, CPUs are being designed and built with an increasing number of cores, with each core executing one or more threads of instructions. This puts a new kind of pressure on the memory subsystem.

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Exotics at SC10

Nov 24, 2010 |

Yes, there is life beyond Xeons, Opterons and GPGPUs.

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GPGPUs, China Take the Lead in TOP500

Nov 15, 2010 |

Top seven supercomputers make it into the petaflop club.

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For Proprietary HPC, Hope Springs Eternal

Oct 14, 2010 |

The tension between custom and commodity high performance computing has shaped both market approaches.

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GPU-based Supercomputing Could Face Price Hikes

Sep 23, 2010 |

Integrated graphics threatens GPU pricing subsidies.

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Postcards From the Edge of Parallel Computing

Jul 30, 2010 |

HotPar workshop spotlights latest work in parallelism.

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Nvidia: Intel Has No Particular Advantages in Heterogeneous Multi-Core Technologies

Jul 23, 2010 |

Nvidia Fellow David Kirk takes a swipe at Intel’s heterogeneous computing plans.

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Blowing The Doors Off HPC Speed-up Numbers

Jun 30, 2010 |

The CPU-GPU performance wars bring out the pitfalls of benchmarking.

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