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Heterogeneous Processing: Trite or Trend?

Jun 24, 2009 |

Heterogeneous processing or co-processing on chips other than the CPU is the most recent trend in HPC. To some extent there has always been a small fringe element pursuing this direction, but in the past few years, there has been a rich diversity of efforts and support from major HPC vendors.

Welcome to Year 1 AP

Jun 23, 2009 |

HPC guru Thomas Sterling has labeled 2009 as “Year 1 AP — After Petaflops.” HPCwire got the opportunity to ask Thomas to expand on that theme and talk about where high performance computing is headed next.

Julich Supercomputing Center Keeps Germany on the Cutting Edge of HPC

Jun 22, 2009 |

Thomas Lippert, director of the Jülich Supercomputing Center in Germany, is speaking at this year’s International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg about his experiences with the exotic systems that lead the TOP500 list of the HPC community’s preeminent supercomputers, and the scientific breakthroughs that they enable. We caught up with Dr. Lippert by email before the conference to get a sneak peak at his thoughts on working at the extremes of computation.