Tag: GPU computing

The Week in HPC Research

Mar 7, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/future_insight_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”100″ height=”58″ />The top research stories of the week include novel methods of data race detection; a comparison of predictive laws; a review of FPGA’s promise; GPU virtualization using PCI Direct pass-through; and an analysis of the Amazon Web Services High-IO platform.

Titan Sets High Water Mark for GPU Supercomputing

Oct 29, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Titan_supercomputer_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”98″ height=”77″ />Oak Ridge National Laboratory has officially launched its much-anticipated Titan supercomputer, a Cray XK7 machine that will challenge IBM’s Sequoia for petaflop supremacy. With Titan, ORNL gets a system that is 10 times as powerful as Jaguar, the lab’s previous top system upon which the new machine is based. With a reported 27 peak petaflops, Titan now represents the most powerful number-cruncher in the world.

NVIDIA Launches Fifth-Generation CUDA

Oct 15, 2012 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/CUDA_5.bmp” alt=”” width=”93″ height=”26″ />Chipmaker NVIDIA has released CUDA 5, its latest and greatest toolkit for GPU computing. This new version adds Kepler hardware support for the supercomputing crowd as well as extra functionality to boost developer productivity. CUDA 5 is being launched just a few months ahead of the new K20 GPU, which is scheduled to be available before the end of the year.

Did Amazon Really Buy a Boatload of Teslas?

Oct 11, 2012 |

There’s a story circulating that Amazon purchased more than 10,000 NVIDIA Kepler-based boards for its EC2 service.

Did Amazon Really Buy a Boatload of Teslas?

Oct 11, 2012 |

There’s a story circulating that Amazon purchased more than 10,000 NVIDIA Kepler-based boards for its EC2 service.

Now at AMD, John Gustafson Wants to Light a Fire Under GPU Computing

Sep 13, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/John_Gustafson.jpg” alt=”” width=”83″ height=”101″ />AMD looks like it’s getting set to jump back into the GPU computing arena with chips a-blazin. A couple of weeks ago, the company signed up HPC industry-heavyweight John Gustafson as the chief architect for the Graphics Business Unit. Gustafson will essentially fill the CTO role there, driving the technology roadmap and direction for the chipmaker’s discrete GPU business. And he’s got a few ideas on how he’s going to do that.

New Kepler GPU Greases the Wheels for MPI Applications

Aug 23, 2012 |

Hyper-Q feature designed to make MPI run faster than ever before.

GPU Computing Gets Jolt of Java

Aug 13, 2012 |

Free compiler allows Java developers to target GPU accelerators.

AMD Unveils Teraflop GPU with ECC Support

Aug 8, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/FirePro_w9000_small.png” alt=”” width=”115″ height=”96″ />Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has launched six new FirePro processors for workstation users who want high-end graphics and computation in a single box. One of them promises a teraflop of double precision performance as well as support for error correcting code (ECC) memory. The new offerings also includes two APUs (Accelerated Processing Units) that glue four CPU cores and hundreds of FirePro GPU stream cores onto the same chip.

Soft Serve Supercomputing

Jul 27, 2012 |

Scientists use latest Cray supercomputer to figure out how to make better ice cream.