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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.

DOE Primes Pump for Exascale Supercomputers

Jul 12, 2012 |

I<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/computer_chips_on_die_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”102″ height=”93″ />ntel, AMD, NVIDIA, and Whamcloud have been awarded tens of millions of dollars by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to kick-start research and development required to build exascale supercomputers. The work will be performed under the FastForward program, a joint effort run by the DOE Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) that will focus on developing future hardware and software technologies capable of supporting such machines.

ARM Gets Behind Accelerator Programming Project

May 29, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/CARP_logo.png” alt=”” width=”123″ height=”69″ />ARM Holdings, along with seven other academic and industrial partners, is ramping up a European research project designed to bring accelerator programming to mainstream developers. Known as CARP (Correct and Efficient Accelerator Programming), the effort is focused on developing hardware-independent programming tools around OpenCL, the industry standard parallel computing environment for GPUs and other accelerators.

NVIDIA Works On CPU Co-Dependency Issues with Kepler GPU

May 22, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/CPU_GPU_dependent.bmp” alt=”” width=”106″ height=”61″ />NVIDIA is telling everyone that the GK110, its new Kepler GPU aimed at supercomputing, is all about improving performance per watt. But the other driving theme behind the new architecture is reducing the GPU’s reliance on its CPU host. How well it accomplishes both these goals areas could determine the success of the new chip in high performance computing.

NVIDIA Raises Its Game to the Cloud

May 17, 2012 |

NVIDIA GeForce GRID, a cloud gaming platform announced at the 2012 GPU Technology Conference (GTC), seeks to reduce the the latency associated with cloud gaming.

NVIDIA Unveils Virtualized GPU with Kepler-Based Board

May 15, 2012 |

GPU maker conjures up visualization technology for virtual desktops.

Zettaflops Will Happen Says HPC Analyst

May 14, 2012 |

Pessimistic predictions about technology have a poor track record, according to 451′s John Barr.