This week we talked with AMD’s GM of the Server Business Unit, Andrew Feldman about his company’s role in the future of HPC. We asked how invested they are in the future of this market, what technologies will push their drive forward, and where they see the biggest opportunities in high performance computing. Interestingly, we found that….
<p>The impact of using supercomputers to solve complex calculations and simulate atomic structure behavior is tremendous, reducing some scientific research (such as this Germanium-72 experiment) from months to less than a week. In a short period of time scientists can now perform many more experiments and advance discovery in real-time.</p>
Appro is doing a brisk business over at the Department of Energy. After winning the DOE’s second Tri-Lab Linux Capacity Cluster contact back in June, Appro has been tapped once again to provide Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) with yet another high performance computing cluster. The new Mustang supercomputer, installed there last month, will give the lab another 353 teraflops of number crunching capacity.
This week at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit we sat down with AMD’s Margaret Lewis to discuss the role the chipmaker will play in the high-performance clouds of the future, how its Opteron has served as a cloud datacenter foundation, and what the future holds following the introduction of Bulldozer later this year.
Although 2010 still has a few months left to go, the competition in the x86 server processor arena for 2011 is already setting up to be a knock-down, drag-out fight. Both AMD and Intel are introducing new high-end server chips with revamped microarchitectures next year, and, at the same time, upping the core counts over their previous generation products.
Advanced Micro Devices is hoping Bulldozer, the company’s first x86 microarchitecture redesign in seven years, will bring back the glory days for the Opteron. AMD revealed additional details about the new architecture this week during the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University.
Chipmaker gives next-generation CPU its own blog.
Has the big multicore Xeon and Opteron server jumped the HPC shark?
Latest x86 chips fuel burgeoning HPC build-out.
SGI has upgraded its HPC blade server lineup with the latest x86 silicon and a turbo-charged InfiniBand network. The Altix ICE 8400 is the successor to the company’s 8200 series and is designed as a premier solution for the HPC cluster market, scaling as high as 64,000 nodes.