Tag: processors

Assembling Blue Waters

Mar 20, 2013 |

As NCSA’s Blue Waters supercomputer approaches full service status, we thought it would be appropriate to see how the machine was built.

HPC Programming in the Age of Multicore: One Man’s View

Jan 14, 2013 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Gerhard_Wellein_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”85″ />At this June’s International Supercomputing Conference (ISC’13) in Leipzig, Germany, Gerhard Wellein will be delivering a keynote entitled, Fooling the Masses with Performance Results: Old Classics & Some New Ideas. HPCwire caught up with Wellein and asked him to preview some of the themes of his upcoming talk and expound on his philosophy of programming for performance in the multicore era.

AMD Hatches FLOP-Monster GPU Card

Nov 12, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/FirePro_S10000_Angle_black_180.jpg” alt=”” width=”98″ height=”85″ />AMD is launching its most powerful graphics card yet: the dual-GPU FirePro S10000 promises 5.91 teraflops of peak single precision and 1.48 teraflops of peak double precision floating point performance. And with AMD’s “Graphics Core Next” (GCN) architecture under the hood, the S10000 can deliver compute and graphics processing simultaneously.

AMD Unveils 64-Bit ARM Strategy

Nov 1, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/AMD_ARM_logo_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”121″ height=”42″ />On Monday, AMD announced it is adding ARM-based Opterons to its portfolio, the first non-x86 server chips in the company’s history. The new processors, due out in 2014, will use 64-bit ARM SoCs on top of its SeaMicro Freedom Fabric technology, and will be aimed at the datacenter and cloud space.

AMD Unveils 64-Bit ARM Strategy

Nov 1, 2012 |

On Monday, AMD announced it is adding ARM-based Opterons to its portfolio, the first non-x86 server chips in the company’s history. The new processors, due out in 2014, will use 64-bit ARM SoCs on top of its SeaMicro Freedom Fabric technology, and will be aimed at the datacenter and cloud space.

Dell Develops Second ARM Server Platform

Oct 30, 2012 |

Dell hands over its Calxeda ARM-based server platform to the Apache community.

Dell Develops Second ARM Server Platform

Oct 30, 2012 |

Dell hands over its Calxeda ARM-based server platform to the Apache community.

Opinion: The Free HPC Fairytale

Oct 4, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Free_supercomputer_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”90″ />I was more than a little perplexed at a recent article I ran across on Tech Radar that suggested high performance will be free, or nearly so, by 2020. You know, like how nuclear power was going to be “too cheap to meter” once the technology became ubiquitous.

Intel Adds Programming Support for Latest Silicon

Sep 6, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Parallel_Studio_Cluster_XE_2013_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”146″ height=”96″ />We’re only a little more than halfway through 2012, but Intel has already announced the 2013 versions Parallel Studio XE and Cluster Studio XE, two software suites that support x86-based parallel programming for high performance computing and beyond. Intel refreshes their software development offerings each year at about this time to sync up its tool support with the latest and greatest silicon and to add new features for developers.

The 2012 Performance Per Watt Wars

Jul 26, 2012 |

Chip analyst evaluates efficiencies of latest processors.