Tag: Intel

Intel Haswell-EX Server Sets STAC-A2 Performance Record

Sep 2, 2015 |

Intel has reasserted its prominence on a subset of financial benchmarks designed to evaluate platforms for the pricing and market risk analytics. More powerful Xeons — “Haswell-EX” E7-8890 v3 processors — combined with changes to the software stack enabled Intel to set a new speed record on the STAC-A2 benchmark for both warm and cold Read more…

Calling Anyone Interested in High-Performance, Low-Latency Networks!

Aug 31, 2015 |

Intel® Omni-Path Architecture – the latest generation of network technology backed by Intel’s pervasive Enterprise and HPC market X86 processor presence – is described in detail in the new technical whitepaper Intel® Omni-Path Architecture: Enabling Scalable, High Performance Fabrics released last week at IEEE Hot Interconnects. The Omni-Path specs mentioned in the white paper are Read more…

Podcast: Industry Leaders on the Promise & Peril of NSCI

Aug 27, 2015 |

Five senior executives from Cray, HP, IBM, Intel and SGI weigh in on the new National Strategic Computing Initiative’s (NSCI) prospects in this exclusive HPCwire podcast. Discussion ranged widely from the need for long-term funding for leading edge technology, to the software industry’s past slowness to get involved with advancing hardware technology development, to fostering Read more…

Micron Steers Roadmap Around Memory Scaling Obstacles

Aug 27, 2015 |

In a packed session at IDF 2015 in San Francisco last week, Scott Graham, Micron’s general manager of Hybrid Memory, discussed some of the key themes occurring in the memory landscape from Micron’s perspective. “It’s an exciting time in the industry and there’s a lot going on with memory development in system architecture and software Read more…

COSMOS Team Achieves 100x Speedup on Cosmology Code

Aug 24, 2015 |

One of the most popular sessions at the Intel Developer Forum last week in San Francisco, and certainly one of the most exciting from an HPC perspective, brought together two of the world’s foremost experts in parallel programming to discuss current state-of-the-art methods for leveraging parallelism on processors and coprocessors. The speakers, Intel’s Jim Jeffers and Read more…

Moving Down the Path Toward Code Modernization

Aug 19, 2015 |

“Code modernization” is a hot topic. While it is widely understood that applications need to evolve with hardware, there is lot of attention to evaluating how to do that well. Savvy customers ask about both portability and performance portability. Because the time and expertise to do the work is scarce and the willingness to do Read more…

Intel Adds HPC Specialty to Technology Partner Program

Aug 19, 2015 |

Last week Intel announced a new certification specialty designation for partners targeting high-performance computing. The HPC Data Center Specialty designation is the latest in a line of vertical market partner designations rolled out by Intel in April of this year, designed to help Intel technology provider partners expand their customer base and resources. The new Read more…

Intel® Omni-Path Architecture and a Flat Universe

Aug 3, 2015 |

Our Earth may be round, but the universe appears to be relatively flat. At least that’s the word from the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, home of the COSMOS supercomputer. As you might expect, arriving at these cosmic conclusions requires massive amounts of computing power. The COSMOS supercomputer was Read more…

China Scores Fifth TOP500 Win with Tianhe-2

Jul 14, 2015 |

When China grabbed the TOP500 crown for its Tianhe-2 supercomputer in June 2013 with double the peak FLOPS of the next fastest machine (Titan at Oak Ridge National Laboratory), could anyone have foreseen that the machine would still hold on to the top spot a full two years later? As we can see from the 45th edition Read more…

HP, Intel Partner to Expand HPC Into the Enterprise

Jul 13, 2015 |

When the going gets tough, the tough join together to innovate. This is the message we are hearing from HPC stakeholders across the government and vendor landscape. It would an oversimplification to say that big data is responsible for driving this deeper partner integration but the technology trend has something to with it. More precisely, the Read more…

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