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IDC Forecasts 7 Percent Annual Growth for Global HPC Market

Jul 9, 2013 |

The global HPC market has recovered from the great recession and is now poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8 to 7.8 percent through 2016, with growth at the high end supercomputer market and China leading the way, the research firm IDC said at the recent ISC 2013 event in Germany.

South African Student HPC Team Rides GPUs to Victory at ISC 2013

Jun 27, 2013 |

When an underdog team of undergrads from South Africa arrived in Leipzig, Germany for the 2013 Student Cluster Challenge last week, they had the odds stacked against them. But what the team lacked in experience was more than made up for with intestinal fortitude, not to mention a heavy dose of NVIDIA GPUs.

Exascale Requires 25x Boost in Energy Efficiency, NVIDIA’s Dally Says

Jun 24, 2013 |

While there is a universal desire in the HPC community build the world’s exascale system, the achievement will require a major breakthrough in not only chip design and power utilization but programming methods, NVIDIA chief scientist Bill Dally said in a keynote address at ISC 2013 last week in Leipzig, Germany.

The Top 500 Visualized

Jun 21, 2013 |

To wrap up ISC, we wanted to collect some general visualized trends from this year’s rankings. In this visual feature, we’ve provided information on operating systems, key vendors, processor and interconnect technologies and more. While there are a million ways to analyze the…

China Means Business with Supercomputing Push

Jun 20, 2013 |

China is making significant strides towards its goals to use supercomputing as the next big platform to spur economic growth. The country now makes up 13% of the Top 500 (with 51% from the United States). We talk with Inspur’s Chief Scientist of HPC Applications about how the system will be used to forward the goals of the national…

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.

Cray Cracks Commercial HPC Code

Jun 20, 2013 |

During a conversation this week with Cray CEO, Peter Ungaro, we learned that the company has managed to extend its reach into the enterprise HPC market quite dramatically–at least in supercomputing business terms. With steady growth into these markets, however, the focus on hardware versus the software side of certain problems for such users is….

My Supercomputer is Bigger Than Yours!

Jun 18, 2013 |

Contributing commentator, Andrew Jones, offers a break in the news cycle with an assessment of what the national “size matters” contest means for the U.S. and other nations…

Alternatives Emerge as Linpack Loses Ground

Jun 18, 2013 |

Today at the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzing, Germany, Jack Dongarra presented on a proposed benchmark that could carry a bit more weight than its older Linpack companion. The high performance conjugate gradient (HPCG) concept takes into account new architectures for new applications, while shedding the floating point….

Intel Snaps New Grips to HPC Hook

Jun 17, 2013 |

Not content to let the Tianhe-2 announcement ride alone, Intel rolled out a series of announcements around its Knights Corner and Xeon Phi products–all of which are aimed at adding some options and variety for a wider base of potential users across the HPC spectrum. Today at the International Supercomputing Conference, the company’s Raj….

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