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SC13 in Review: The Week’s Top Newsmakers

Nov 28, 2013 |

This year at SC13 we counted over 100 HPC-specific announcements that hit the wires over the course of the week, many of which were from vendors, organizations and users that we were within a short walk across the show floor in Denver. We wanted to point to some of the key newsmakers during the show, Read more…

NVIDIA Tesla Matchoff: K40 Versus the K20X

Nov 27, 2013 |

The digital ink has barely dried on NVIDIA’s K40 GPU announcement, but the engineering team over at Xcelerit have already gotten their hands on one. Xcelerit, which runs a business optimizing codes for accelerators, is also becoming known as the go-to benchmarking resource for the latest accelerators and multicore chips. Compared to its previous high-end Read more…

NVIDIA Kepler Parts Top Green500

Nov 22, 2013 |

Twice a year, in step with the biannual TOP500 list, the Green500 list ranks the most powerful systems in the world based on energy-efficiency. Published Wednesday evening at SC13, this year’s Green500 list continues a trend from previous years, the rise of heterogenous supercomputing. The latest list shows that the top 10 greenest systems are Read more…

Steve Oberlin to Lead NVIDIA’s HPC Unit

Nov 20, 2013 |

HPC veteran and former Cray Research alum Steve Oberlin has joined NVIDIA to help lead the graphic chipmakers’s high-performance computing initiative. Oberlin’s new role as chief technology officer for NVIDIA’s Tesla business unit puts him in charge of NVIDIA’s Tesla roadmap and architecture. “Steve has decades of experience in high performance computing, going back to Read more…

Tesla GPU Accelerators Hit the Gas with GPU Boost

Nov 18, 2013 |

Nvidia is rolling out a new top-end GPU accelerator, called the Tesla K40, that has both more processing capacity and more memory than the current K20X accelerator that is popular in high-end clusters – particularly those that need double precision floating point math. The upgrade is offering significant performance improvements through the activation of more Read more…

OpenACC Broadens Appeal with GCC Compiler Support

Nov 14, 2013 |

As the non-profit standards group behind the push for wider adoption via easier use of accelerators, OpenACC has quite a big job ahead. Although analysts agree that accelerators sit along a comfortable adoption curve, usability, programmability and portability are key concerns, among others. Over the last couple of years, OpenACC has worked with user groups Read more…

GPUs Power One-Third of Top Russian Supercomputers

Oct 2, 2013 |

A new blog post from NVIDIA’s George Millington looks at how Russia is counting on the power of NVIDIA GPUs to advance science and research and bolster national competitiveness. The strategy is paying off, writes Millington. Russia recently released its twice-yearly list of the country’s 50 most performant systems and for the fifth time in Read more…

Swiss Research House Outfits Cray XC30 with GPU Boosters

Sep 11, 2013 |

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is rolling out the second half of its Cray XC30 supercomputer, the first to employ both Intel Xeon processors and NVIDA GPUs.

The Modern GPU: A Graphic History

Aug 21, 2013 |

What do the Atari 2600 and Tianhe-1A have in common? It may be difficult to imagine, but both systems are examples of the use of cutting-edge graphic processers for their times. This demonstrates the fascinating evolution of the GPU, which today is one of the most critical hardware components of supercomputer architectures.

HPC500 Q2 Call Recap

Aug 20, 2013 |

The HPC500 recently held its quarterly members only call and the topic was processor architectures. The group is comprised of industry leaders who steer the direction of HPC and bring HPC technology to bear on challenging problems in science, engineering, and business.