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The Evolving Memory Market

Aug 28, 2013 |

The market for computer memory is entering a period of punctuated evolution as a result of several forces, including the continued growth of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, as well as growth in the cloud data centers and communication networks that serve data to mobile users. HPC workloads also play a part in the changing memory landscape.

Volta Adds Charge to GPU Roadmap

Mar 21, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/nvidia_gpu_graphic.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”65″ />This week at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference, the priorities for GPU computing’s future, including providing snappy access to high memory bandwidth, were cited as critical to growing user ranks. The energy consumption, data volume and velocity requirements are giving way to new, more efficient and higher bandwidth approaches, including Volta, which was revealed during the keynote event.

Hybrid Memory Cube Angles for Exascale

Jul 10, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/HMC_transparent.bmp” alt=”” width=”117″ height=”91″ />Computer memory is currently undergoing something of an identity crisis. For the past 8 years, multicore microprocessors have been creating a performance discontinuity, the so-called memory wall. It’s now fairly clear that this widening gap between compute and memory performance will not be solved with conventional DRAM products. But there is one technology under development that aims to close that gap, and its first use case will likely be in the ethereal realm of supercomputing.

Changing the Phase of Memory

Jun 26, 2012 |

Researchers look to boost speed of phase change memory.

Next-Gen Memory on the Horizon

May 10, 2012 |

DRAM manufacturers gear up for DDR4.

Commodity Memory for a High Performance World: The View from Samsung

Feb 21, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Byungse_So_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”77″ height=”85″ />As one of the world leaders in memory solutions, Samsung Semiconductor has been a key supplier of DRAM and NAND components that end up in high performance computing systems. Dr. Byungse So, who heads the Memory Product Planning & Application Engineering team at Samsung, shares his thoughts about the memory technologies needed by performance-minded users today and what might come next.

Designer of Microprocessor-Memory Chip Aims to Topple Memory and Power Walls

Jan 17, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Venray_Aurora.bmp” alt=”” width=”106″ height=”89″ />Whether you’re talking about high performance computers, enterprise servers, or mobile devices, the two biggest impediments to application performance in computing today are the memory wall and the power wall. Venray Technology is aiming to knock down those walls with a unique approach that puts CPU cores and DRAM on the same die. The company has been in semi-stealth mode since it inception seven years ago, but is now trying to get the word out about its technology as it searches for a commercial buyer.

RAMCloud: When Disks and Flash Memory are Just Too Slow

Oct 20, 2011 |

Research project uses DRAM as the basis of datacenter storage..

Thoughts on Memory Trends from Micron’s Dean Klein

Jun 23, 2011 |

With all the focus on more powerful microprocessors, sometimes it’s easy to forget that speedier chips do no good if memory is your bottleneck. In the final ISC’11 keynote of the week, Micron Technology VP Dean Klein talked about technologies that can help to alleviate this problem. HPCwire asked Klein to preview the topic and give us his take on where he thinks memory technologies are heading, especially in regard to high performance computing.

The Weekly Top Five

Jan 20, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week,
condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Durham
University’s newest “Cosmology Machine”; NetApp’s Engenio acquisition;
the 2010 ACM Turing Award winner; SGI’s ArcFiniti storage archive; and
an MRAM data storage advance worthy of patenting.

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