As transistors approach sub-atomic sizes, reliability is increasingly jeopardized. Chipmakers keep figuring out technical workarounds to the miniaturization problem; however, prevailing wisdom maintains that current manufacturing techniques will sooner or later run out of steam, and Moore’s Law – the prediction that has yielded huge increases in semiconductor performance for nearly five decades – will Read more…
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/test_tube_image_200x.jpg” alt=”" width=”93″ height=”61″ />The top research stories of the week include the 2012 Turing Prize winners; an examination of MIC acceleration in short-range molecular dynamics simulations; a new computer model to help predict the best HIV treatment; the role of atmospheric clouds in climate change models; and more reliable HPC cloud computing.
It’s a glorious day for those with backup and recovery services to pitch, not to mention for those who are nipping at the heels of Amazon Web Service’s cloud empire. On the flip side, for those who just got word that their data is unrecoverable via a short letter, not to mention those who have been proclaiming cloud computing as the safe bet for mission critical applications–it’s been quite a bleak morning.
Exascale computing promises incredible science breakthroughs, but it won’t come easily, and it won’t come free.