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Many Cores, Large Memory, Low Latency Memory Access – Numascale Shows a New Way

Sep 30, 2013 |

Numascale offers a price breaker for shared memory systems by offering integration of a simple add-on card to commodity servers. The hardware is now deployed in system with up to more than 1700 cores and the memory addressing capability is virtually unlimited. The technology has a set of interesting advantages that will catch the interest of innovative developers.

Commentary: Microsoft Reorg Sidesteps HPC

Jul 11, 2013 |

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer announced a major restructuring effort today in a company memo in which he outlined the company’s plan to consolidate its many disparate divisions under very few large thematic umbrellas. While the technical computing group has already been part of its Azure cloud division for some time, the act of….

Lustre Founder Spots Haskell on HPC Horizon

Jun 24, 2013 |

According to Lustre founder and current CEO of Parallel Scientific, languages that buck the mainstream trend, including Haskell, could find further inroads into HPC as models, data sizes and overall complexity grow. We spoke with Braam at ISC and discovered that like Python, there are…

HPC Systems Post Solid Revenue Growth in Q1

Jun 20, 2013 |

Worldwide sales of HPC servers perked up by 5.3 percent during the first quarter of 2013, to $2.5 billion, industry watchers at IDC reported last week. The increase was driven by sales of small and midrange HPC systems, as sales of high-end supercomputers declined.

FLOPS Fall Flat for Intelligence Agency

Mar 27, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/light-speed.gif” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”94″ />The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is putting out some RFI feelers in hopes of pushing new boundaries with an HPC program. However, at the core of their evaluation process is an overt dismissal of benchmarks, including floating operations per second (FLOPS).

Mellanox Roars Through Second Quarter As InfiniBand Revenue Takes Off

Jul 24, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Mellanox_logo_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”101″ height=”86″ />With the rollout of high performance, lossless Ethernet products over the last few years, there were more than a few analysts predicting the slow retreat of InfiniBand. But thanks to a peculiar confluence of technology roadmaps, a payoff in some investments made by Mellanox, and a pent-up demand for server and storage deployment now being alleviated by Intel’s Romley platform, InfiniBand is having a big year.

Targeted Care through a High-Performance Cloud

Jul 9, 2012 |

The researchers and medical professionals conducting the world’s first FDA-approved personalized medicine clinical trial for pediatric cancer are using a unique HPC and cloud-based IT infrastructure designed by Dell to accelerate genetic analysis and identification of targeted treatments for patients. As part of the infrastructure, trial-specific portals and a high-speed, grid-based architecture are being implemented to facilitate the rapid transfer of genomic and relevant clinical data between collaborators in the trial.

International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’11) is the HPC Event for 2011

Dec 16, 2011 |

The 26th International Supercomputing Conference – ISC’11 – will take place in Hamburg, Germany, from June 19 – 23, 2011.  ISC is a key global conference and exhibition for high performance computing, networking and storage. Over 2,000 attendees expected throughout the week, an even more extensive conference program than the previous year, and about 150 leading exhibitors of supercomputing, software, storage, networking and infrastructure technologies, ISC’11 is on track to draw its highest attendance in the history of the event. <br id=”tinymce” class=”mceContentBody ” />

NVIDIA Eyes Post-CUDA Era of GPU Computing

Dec 7, 2011 |

Lost in the flotilla of vendor news at the Supercomputing Conference (SC11) in Seattle last month was the announcement of a new directives-based parallel programming standard for accelerators. Called OpenACC, the open standard is intended to bring GPU computing into the realm of the average programmer, while making the resulting code portable across other accelerators and even multicore CPUs.

RAMCloud: When Disks and Flash Memory are Just Too Slow

Oct 20, 2011 |

Research project uses DRAM as the basis of datacenter storage..