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Amazon EC2 Versus the Competition

Nov 6, 2012 |

New report compares Amazon EC2 with nine other IaaS providers on a range of performance and stability metrics.

Designing HPC Systems: OPS Versus FLOPS

Oct 17, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Wallach_Intel_Core_i7_layout_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”100″ height=”62″ />As more “big data” applications make their way into HPC and commercial datacenters, system architects are reconsidering the fundamental designs of our computing machinery. In the first of a series of articles on HPC design, Convey chief scientist Steve Wallach talks about some of the defining architectural issues that span the new application landscape.

Multicore Watershed

Mar 4, 2010 |

Six, eight and twelve cores. The true multicore era for x86 is just around the corner.