The worldwide market for HPC technical servers reached $2.45 billion in the second quarter of 2014, down 2.6 percent from the same period in 2013, when the market hit $2.51 billion, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) figures. The analyst group attributed the decline to relatively low supercomputer sales. Despite the dip in year-over-year figures, Read more…
What do you get when you add more cores, improved memory bandwidth, and a notable uptick in performance out of a freshly-launched chip? One hell of a lot of announcements from a broad, hungry base of server makers. And to be fair, a lot of excitement from the HPC user community to boot. While one Read more…
With ever more surveillance footage at home and abroad, there is an increasing need to handle, in near real-time, the immense processing required to sift through faces, spaces and signals. This week NVIDIA targeted the government and military geospatial intelligence community with a targeted stack of common packages for GeoInt (geospatial intelligence) developers and analysts….
Technology will enable decoupling of compute and storage in server racks.
40-teraflop machine will replace aging stable of clusters.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Appro_RackCDU.jpg” alt=”” width=”70″ height=”90″ />Air-cooled servers may soon go the way of the single-core CPU. In high performance computing datacenters, the hottest new trend in energy efficiency is warm water cooling. IBM, Eurotech, and a handful of other vendors have paved the way with this technology and now Appro has entered the fray with its own solution.
Gone are the days when the architects of High Performance Computing (HPC) environments can treat the collection of servers, storage, networking and file systems as a science project for experiments, frequent failures, adjustments and course corrections.
Intel chips keep their cool in oil bath built by Green Revolution Computing.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/circuits.jpg” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”101″ />In a recent report in Real World Technologies, chip guru David Kanter dissects the new 64-bit ARM design and what it might mean to the IT landscape. His take on the architecture is almost uniformly positive, noting that not only did the designers manage to develop an elegant instruction set that was backwardly compatible with the existing ISA, but they also took the extra step to jettison a few of the poorly designed features of the 32-bit architecture.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Mellanox_logo_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”101″ height=”86″ />With the rollout of high performance, lossless Ethernet products over the last few years, there were more than a few analysts predicting the slow retreat of InfiniBand. But thanks to a peculiar confluence of technology roadmaps, a payoff in some investments made by Mellanox, and a pent-up demand for server and storage deployment now being alleviated by Intel’s Romley platform, InfiniBand is having a big year.