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NVIDIA Enables Device-Level Supercomputing

May 1, 2014 |

The Jetson TK1 development kit is now shipping. Order what GPU maker NVIDIA calls the “first mobile embedded supercomputer” and you’ll get a board with the same core technology that’s in use by many of the world’s fastest supercomputers, including the top US system, Titan. You’ll also receive an AC adapter with power cord, a Read more…

Titan Captures Liquid-Crystal Film Complexity

Apr 14, 2014 |

Liquid-crystal displays (familiar to most as LCDs) rely on the light modulating properties of liquid crystals to bring images to life on a wide variety of screens. From computer monitors to televisions to instrumental panels and signage, LCDs are a pervasive element of modern life. LCDs employ high-tech films, which must be both thin and Read more…

Swiss Hybrid Petaflopper Opens for Research

Mar 24, 2014 |

During the 2013 NVIDIA GPU Technology conference, the Swiss National Supercomputing Center (CSCS) revealed that its Cray XC30 “Piz Daint” supercomputer was on track to becoming Europe’s fastest GPU-accelerated number-cruncher, and the first Cray machine to be equipped with Intel Xeon processors and NVIDA GPUs. Now, one year later, the revved-up Piz Daint is officially Read more…

GPUs Power Massive Settlement Mapping

Feb 11, 2014 |

Listen to the podcast interview with lead scientist on the project here. Understanding global population distributions and settlement patterns are key elements when making important risk analysis and infrastructure assessments at both global and local scales. However, one of the challenges of developing large-scale analyses of satellite imagery is being able to efficiently process and Read more…

Scientist Conducts First CUDA-Powered Flight

Jan 24, 2014 |

Georgia Tech professor Jon Rogers recently completed what may be the world’s first GPU-enabled flight of an unmanned aircraft. Rogers and his team used a CUDA-on-ARM development board to guide the flight of a parafoil, as part of a successful mission, which took place on January 10, 2014. Parafoils are a type of parachute commonly Read more…

Emerging Architectures Boost Geospatial Application Performance

Jan 23, 2014 |

Geospatial data is critical in a variety of applications – including transportation planning, hydrological network and watershed analysis, environmental modeling and surveillance, emergency response, and military operations. As the availability of geospatial data has expanded, its volume has accelerated, creating a variety of challenges and complexities that render traditional desktop-based geographical information systems (GIS) and Read more…

NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU Speeds Three Diverse Apps

Jan 22, 2014 |

During the week of SC13, NVIDIA launched its highest-performance graphics processor yet, the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. Compared to the chipmaker’s previous high-end Kepler, the K20X, the Tesla K40 sports more memory, higher clock rates, and a greater number of CUDA cores. Now that a couple month have passed since the debut, we’ll examine the Read more…

The Future of Accelerator Programming

Jan 9, 2014 |

Many of the latest supercomputers are based on accelerators, including the two fastest systems according to the 11/2013 TOP500 list. Accelerators are also becoming widespread in PCs and are even starting to appear in handheld devices, which will further boost the interest in accelerator programming. This broad adoption is the result of high performance, good Read more…

GPUs Enable Real-Time Risk Management

Jan 7, 2014 |

A recent report from the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) shows for the first time that GPUs boost computing speed such that risk management benchmarks, like STAC-2, can be operated in real-time, enabling them to be used pre-trade. The testing was demonstrated using STAC-A2, the “Greeks” benchmark for risk analysis. Used in pricing and risk Read more…

GPUs Speed Early Science Apps

Jan 6, 2014 |

Researchers working with the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Titan supercomputer are making the most of the system’s hybrid design, which pairs traditional CPUs with highly-parallel GPUs. As the fastest computer in the United States, Titan has a max theoretical speed of 27 petaflops, but as a recent OLCF article points out, “Titan is Read more…