Tag: FPGA

Accelerating bioinformatics with hybrid-core computing

Apr 2, 2012 |

Advanced architectures based on reconfigurable computing can reduce application run times from hours to minutes and address problem sizes unattainable with commodity servers. The Convey hybrid-core computer systems combine the ease-of-deployment of a commodity server with the acceleration possible with reconfigurable, application-specific hardware. The resulting acceleration greatly reduces cost of ownership (by reducing many racks of commodity systems to just a few), and fundamentally improves research quality by allowing more accurate, previously impractical approaches.

Xtreme Compute Technologies XCT

Feb 7, 2011 |

We recently sat down with the founders of Xtreme Compute Technologies (XCT) to explore what they are all about. XCT was launched in September 2010 at the NVIDIA GTC event in San Jose, CA. XCT has set out achieve a position for themselves in the rapidly expanding and evolving HPC market. Here is an excerpt of that session and what they are up to.

Xtreme Compute Technologies XCT

Feb 7, 2011 |

We recently sat down with the founders of Xtreme Compute Technologies (XCT) to explore what they are all about. XCT was launched in September 2010 at the NVIDIA GTC event in San Jose, CA. XCT has set out achieve a position for themselves in the rapidly expanding and evolving HPC market. Here is an excerpt of that session and what they are up to.

Egyptian Startup Accelerates High Performance Accounting

Jan 11, 2011 |

Although Egypt is not exactly the epicenter of high-end computing, a tech startup based in Cairo is looking to make its name in an emerging area of HPC. SilMinds has developed hardware accelerator technology designed to speed up a growing set of financial computing applications. The resulting products represent one of the few hardware-based solutions that support decimal floating point (DFP) math.

The Weekly Top Five

Jan 6, 2011 |

The inaugural edition of The Weekly Top Five covers the massive NEC storage installation at the French Brain & Spine Institute; the Platform HPC cloud survey; NVIDIA’s ARM-based CPU-GPU processor strategy; Glasgow’s thousand-core FPGA; and Whamcloud’s new talent.

Convey Debuts Second-Generation Hybrid-Core Platform

Nov 9, 2010 |

In an HPC market that seems determined to go down the CPU-GPU path, upstart Convey Computer may yet offer a few surprises. The company today unveiled the sequel to its HC-1 platform it introduced in 2008. Called the HC-1ex, the new system adds a lot more performance and capability, but retains the original x86-FPGA co-processor design.

Hobbyist Crafts Desktop Cray-1

Sep 2, 2010 |

Iconic supercomputer implemented with an FPGA kit.

Analyst: Intel May Acquire FPGA Vendor

Jan 14, 2010 |

Wall Street analyst speculates chip giant may be considering Xilinx or Altera buy.

Acquisition of the Week: DRC Computer Corporation

Jun 10, 2009 |

DRC Computer Corp. is the latest HPC vendor that came up short on VC funding in 2009. But this story has a happier ending.

Accelerating Life Science and Bioinformatics Applications…As if Our Lives Depended on IT

Mar 11, 2009 |

Integrating the latest breakthroughs in biochemistry, high performance computing, optical processing, and storage is enabling remarkable advances in the fields of healthcare, drug discovery, and genomic research. Together, they are creating exciting personal therapeutic strategies for living longer, healthier lifestyles that were unimaginable until now.