<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Improving_GPGPU_Concurrency_with_Elastic_Kernals_Fig1_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”91″ />The top research stories of the week have been hand-selected from prominent science journals and leading conference proceedings. Here’s another diverse set of items, including GPGPU programming challenges, checkpoint-restart for HPC cloud applications, some distributed computing primers, novel methods for detecting concurrency errors, and the latest patent applications.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co. to explore options, which could include a sale, as the chipmaker struggles to capture the mobile market. But is AMD’s situation as dire as sources claim?
Intel settles with NVIDIA; AMD jettisons CEO.
In a week when Cisco, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Intel and AMD were all featured prominently in the news cycle, I got the feeling that the whole industry might be on the cusp of a realignment.