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.
LLNL researchers have successfully harnessed all 1,572,864 of Sequoia’s cores for one impressive simulation.
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 execs answer tough questions about tying the future of AMD to GPGPU movement.
Adopting the ARM architecture would be a leap of faith for the x86 chip vendor, but perhaps a necessary one.
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.
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.
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.