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HPC’s Role in Defining Music’s Creation

Dec 23, 2013 |

“I remember I had this little computer with 16K of memory, and everyone was astonished! What was I going to do with all this memory!” Hans Zimmer around 1983. Music and technology have been walking side by side for millenniums. Musical instruments have been following the advancements in technology. They evolved with mechanical and acoustics Read more…

Making Music with HPC

Dec 9, 2013 |

In this increasingly compute-driven society, high-performance computing has touched nearly every academic discipline and many industry sectors as well – from materials science to medicine to manufacturing. But what about music? Music may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of HPC, but that may soon change. Earlier today, the HPC Advisory Read more…

Sound Synthesizers Get Performance Boost From GPUs

Jul 16, 2013 |

For decades, musicians have been using sound synthesizers to generate audio to replace or complement acoustic instruments. However, some types of complex south synthesis have not been possible on traditional CPUs. Now, sound researchers are turning to GPUs to give them the processing power needed to take on tougher audio challenges.