Tag: Sandy Bridge
Since Intel introduced its Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 product family (code named “Ivy Bridge-EP”) in September, system makers, application specialists and other end users have been interested in how the new parts stack up to previous-generation “Sandy Bridge” processors for a variety of HPC workloads. In the parlance of Intel’s tick-tock development scheme, Sandy Bridge Read more…
The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is rolling out the second half of its Cray XC30 supercomputer, the first to employ both Intel Xeon processors and NVIDA GPUs.
How does the Phi coprocessor measure up to Xeon “Sandy Bridge” brand-mate?
Integrated graphics threatens GPU pricing subsidies.
Although 2010 still has a few months left to go, the competition in the x86 server processor arena for 2011 is already setting up to be a knock-down, drag-out fight. Both AMD and Intel are introducing new high-end server chips with revamped microarchitectures next year, and, at the same time, upping the core counts over their previous generation products.
Sandy Bridge architecture will usher in AVX instructions.
CPU will include new Advanced Vector Extension instructions.
Despite the rise of GPUs, CPUs are the foundation high performance computing, with Intel clearly owning the majority of the HPC server market. AMD’s server roadmap over the next couple of years may be able to blunt some of its rival’s momentum, but there are no magic bullets in the company’s arsenal.