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Supercomputing Propels Fusion Science

Sep 29, 2014 |

University of Texas at Austin physicist Wendell Horton has been using the resources of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to study the full 3D structure and dynamics of plasma and advance the remarkable science of fusion energy. Fusion science, which seeks to recreate the energy of the stars for use on Earth, has long Read more…

One Step Closer to Fusion Energy

Aug 27, 2013 |

Fusion science, which seeks to recreate the energy of the stars for use on Earth, has long been the holy grail of energy researchers. A recent experiment at Lawrence Livermore’s National Ignition Facility puts fusion energy one step closer.

Sequoia Goes Core-AZY

Mar 20, 2013 |

LLNL researchers have successfully harnessed all 1,572,864 of Sequoia’s cores for one impressive simulation.

Video: AMD and ARM Connect at Fusion Summit

Jun 15, 2011 |

This week at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit, AMD invited ARM Fellow and VP of Technology, Jem Davies to highlight the ways that ARM and AMD have the same goals and are following a similar route to success via open standards and innovative archtectures.

AMD Hitches Hopes to Fusion

Jun 1, 2011 |

AMD execs answer tough questions about tying the future of AMD to GPGPU movement.

Will AMD ARM Itself?

Apr 28, 2011 |

Adopting the ARM architecture would be a leap of faith for the x86 chip vendor, but perhaps a necessary one.

The Weekly Top Five

Apr 14, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Bull’s third petascale computing contract; IBM’s new POWER7 servers, the first hybrid spintronics computer chips, Bull and Whamcloud’s beefed-up Lustre support; and Tilera’s latest manycore development tools.

For AMD, All Paths Lead to CPU-GPU Fusion

Jun 14, 2010 |

AMD has not been at the forefront of the emerging GPU computing paradigm, but the company’s upcoming Fusion processors and its commitment to OpenCL could provide a compelling strategy for bringing graphics acceleration to high performance computing.

AMD Server Roadmap: Cores, Lots of Them

Dec 1, 2009 |

Despite the rise of GPUs, CPUs are the foundation high performance computing, with Intel clearly owning the majority of the HPC server market. AMD’s server roadmap over the next couple of years may be able to blunt some of its rival’s momentum, but there are no magic bullets in the company’s arsenal.

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