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The Week in HPC Research

Mar 7, 2013 |

<img src=”” alt=”” width=”100″ height=”58″ />The top research stories of the week include novel methods of data race detection; a comparison of predictive laws; a review of FPGA’s promise; GPU virtualization using PCI Direct pass-through; and an analysis of the Amazon Web Services High-IO platform.

STARnet Alliance Seeks Revolution in Chip Design

Jan 23, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”116″ />The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have launched a new consortium to advance the pace of semiconductor innovation in the US as the technology approaches the limits of miniaturization. The main thrust of the project is the creation of the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network, aka STARnet.

Moore’s Law Scaling Stymied at 14nm?

Jan 15, 2013 |

Prominent industry execs square off over the cost of manufacturing 14-nm wafers.

IBM Takes Step Toward Nanotube-Based Computing

Oct 30, 2012 |

Big Blue’s research arm makes carbon more transistor-friendly.

Opinion: The Free HPC Fairytale

Oct 4, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”90″ />I was more than a little perplexed at a recent article I ran across on Tech Radar that suggested high performance will be free, or nearly so, by 2020. You know, like how nuclear power was going to be “too cheap to meter” once the technology became ubiquitous.

More Accurate than Moore?

Jul 31, 2012 |

Wright’s Law better at predicting the rate of technology advancement.

Developing Diminutive Transitors is a Fight Against Physics

Jul 16, 2012 |

EUV lithography, the technology chipmakers are counting on to keep Moore’s Law alive, is behind schedule.

Keeping Moore’s Law Alive

Jul 5, 2012 |

Processor speed and power consumption are now at odds, which will force chipmakers to rethink their designs..

Zettaflops Will Happen Says HPC Analyst

May 14, 2012 |

Pessimistic predictions about technology have a poor track record, according to 451’s John Barr.

Famous Physicist Predicts the End of Silicon-Based Computing

May 1, 2012 |

Michio Kaku says Moore’s Law is slowing and will wind down by 2022.