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Texas Instruments Puts ARM-DSP Processors Into Play for HPC

Nov 20, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/TI_ARM_DSP_SoC_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”90″ height=”94″ />NVIDIA, Intel and AMD were not the only chip vendors unveiling new HPC accelerators last week SC12. Texas Instruments (TI) announced a set of heterogeneous processors that they believe will offer among the best performance per watt in the industry. In this case, the chipmaker glued an ARM CPU and DSP together on the same die, offering a low-power SoC with an impressive number of FLOPS.

AMD Brings New 16-Core Opterons to Market

Nov 5, 2012 |

Chipmaker unveils Opteron 6300 series — same core count, more performance.

Adapteva Launches Crowd-Source Funding for Its Floating Point Accelerator

Sep 28, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Epiphany_16_small.JPG” alt=”” width=”93″ height=”79″ />Chipmaker Adapteva is attempting to bypass the conventional venture capital funding route and collect money via a micro-investor platform known as Kickstarter. In the process, the company will open up its software and hardware design for its manycore Epiphany architecture, and deliver a parallel computing kit to anyone who can ante up $99.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Challenge Intel at 14nm

Sep 24, 2012 |

Chip manufacturer plans to offer 14nm FinFET transistors in 2014.

Intel Weaves Strategy To Put Interconnect Fabrics On Chip

Sep 10, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/computer_chips_on_die_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”85″ />Intel has begun to formulate a strategy that will integrate fabric controllers with its server processors. According to Raj Hazra, general manager of the Technical Computing unit at Intel, the company is planning to use the recently acquired IP from Cray, QLogic and Fulcrum to deliver chips that put what is essentially a NIC onto the processor die. In a recent conversation with Hazra, he outlined their new fabric interconnect strategy.

Adapteva Unveils 64-Core Chip

Aug 22, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Epiphany_64_small.JPG” alt=”” width=”99″ height=”90″ />Chipmaker Adapteva is sampling its 4th-generation multicore processor, known as Epiphany-IV. The 64-core chip delivers a peak performance of 100 gigaflops and draws just two watts of power, yielding a stunning 50 gigaflops/watt. The engineering samples were manufactured by GLOBALFOUNDRIES on its latest 28nm process technology.

Analyst Weighs In on 64-Bit ARM

Aug 16, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/circuits.jpg” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”101″ />In a recent report in Real World Technologies, chip guru David Kanter dissects the new 64-bit ARM design and what it might mean to the IT landscape. His take on the architecture is almost uniformly positive, noting that not only did the designers manage to develop an elegant instruction set that was backwardly compatible with the existing ISA, but they also took the extra step to jettison a few of the poorly designed features of the 32-bit architecture.

Intel Releases Knights Corner ISA, Lays Groundwork for MIC Launch

Jun 11, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/knights_corner_chip.jpg” alt=”” width=”99″ height=”78″ />Intel has released a partial software stack for Knights Corner, the company’s first commercial chip based on its Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture. Also released were a number of documents describing the processor’s micro-architecture, including the Knights Corner Instruction Set (ISA) Manual, which will help toolmakers and application developers build software for the upcoming chip.

AMD Cranks Up Opteron Speeds

Jun 4, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Opteron_processor_small.png” alt=”” width=”99″ height=”74″ />AMD has announced an update to their Opteron 6200 family aimed at HPC and performance-driven enterprise applications. The new 16-core Opteron 6278 and 6284 SE processors fall under the Bulldozer architecture, sporting similar core density and cache as their predecessors.

Intel Rolls Out New Server CPUs

May 14, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Intel-Corp_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”90″ height=”65″ />Intel Corp. has launched three new families of Xeon processors, joining the Xeon E5-2600 series the chipmaker introduced in March. These latest chips span the entire market for the Xeon line, from four- and two-socket servers, down to entry-level workstations and microservers. A number of HPC server makers, including SGI, Dell, and Appro announced updated hardware based on the new silicon.

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