This week Intel unveiled its upmarket version of its Cluster Studio offering aimed at performance-minded MPI application developers. Called Cluster Studio XE, the jazzed-up developer suite adds Intel analysis tools to make it easier for programmers to optimize and tune codes for maximum performance. It also includes the latest compilers, runtimes, and MPI library to keep pace with the new developments in parallel programming.
NERSC director Kathy Yelick shares insights on programming petascale systems like the Hopper system.
It was a bit of a surprise when QLogic beat out Mellanox as the interconnect vendor on the NNSA’s Tri-Lab Linux Capacity Cluster 2 contract. Not only was Mellanox the incumbent on the original Tri-Lab contract, but it is widely considered to have the more complete solution set for InfiniBand. Nevertheless, QLogic managed to win the day, and did so with somewhat unconventional technologies.
New generation of HPC programmers embracing higher level languages.
QLogic intros new pass-through module; Voltaire debuts MPI offload technology.
NVIDIA’s success with CUDA is no accident.
Can a solution for HPC software live within MPI, OpenMP, CUDA, OpenCL, and/or Ct?
Hybridizing MPI applications with CPU cores and GP-GPUs.
In March 2009, Cray announced the Cray XT5m system, a compatible midrange extension of the high-end Cray XT5 product line that was first to break the sustained petaflop performance barrier on real-world applications. In this interview, HPCwire asked Barry Bolding, Cray’s vice president of scalable systems, for an update on the midrange product.
Platform Computing continues in its quest to be a one-stop shop for cluster middleware.