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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.

UCSC Ramps Up Astrophysics Work with New HPC Gear

Aug 7, 2013 |

A new 60 teraflops supercomputer and 1 petabyte high speed storage system recently installed on the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz will give astrophysicists at the college the computational and storage headroom they need to model the heavens like never before.

Steve Scott Leaves NVIDIA for Google

Aug 6, 2013 |

Steve Scott has given up his job as the chief technology officer for NVIDIA’s GPU business to help build big systems for Google. It’s unclear exactly what Scott, who formerly designed interconnects for Cray, will be doing at the Internet giant, but the smart money is that it’s something big.

NVIDIA Shows Off Mobile Variant of Kepler GPU

Aug 5, 2013 |

NVIDIA used a recent graphics conference to demonstrate Project Logan, the low-power version of the Kepler GPU that it’s developing for smartphones and tablets. The GPU maker says that, when it ships, Project Logan will enable graphics capabilities for mobile devices that are on par with the most powerful desktop- and console-based gaming systems.

NVIDIA Takes PGI Under Wing

Jul 29, 2013 |

Moments ago, NVIDIA announced its acquisition of the Portland Group (PGI) which has provided compiler and tools for the HPC-oriented C and Fortran markets. According to the company’s Sumit Gupta, this will allow them to further build their software portfolio and to push the adoption of GPUs through OpenACC in particular. NVIDIA and PGI will…