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Many Cores, Large Memory, Low Latency Memory Access – Numascale Shows a New Way

Sep 30, 2013 |

Numascale offers a price breaker for shared memory systems by offering integration of a simple add-on card to commodity servers. The hardware is now deployed in system with up to more than 1700 cores and the memory addressing capability is virtually unlimited. The technology has a set of interesting advantages that will catch the interest of innovative developers.

Cray Snaps Together Shared Memory Story

Sep 17, 2013 |

In a notable move for a company known for its supercomputing hardware, Cray has turned its eye to the softer side of the stack to gather strength for a shared memory offering. While large memory system needs constitute only a small part of all HPC applications, using a software-driven approach to addressing the needs of…

PSC Tests New Shared Memory Waters

Jul 1, 2013 |

The Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center recently announced a new step in its path to discover new routes to solving memory and I/O problems for data-intensive applications. While they already have a stable of systems that take new approaches to shared memory and have looked to software-based solutions as alternatives, they have now turned to Numascale to dip their toe in the hardware-based…

SGI Supercomputer Takes Twitter’s Pulse

Nov 22, 2012 |

UV 2 system can create heat maps of tweets during hurricanes and elections.

Stephen Hawking Gets a New Supercomputer

Jul 23, 2012 |

SGI newest shared-memory machine will help uncover the secrets of the universe.

SGI Launches Second Generation UV Supercomputer

Jun 14, 2012 |

The sequel to SGI’s UV supercomputer has arrived. Dubbed UV 2, the new platform doubles the number of cores and quadruples the memory that can be supported under a single system. The product, which will be officially announced next week at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, represents the first major revision of SGI’s original UV, which the company debuted in 2009.

Nautilus Harnessed for Humanities Research, Future Prediction

Sep 9, 2011 |

The power of the large shared memory machine, Nautilus has been captured to aid in a research endeavor that uses deep analytics to develop connections between the tone and location of news and the course of future events. We talked to the project’s lead, Kalev H. Leetaru about big data analytics at the global scale–and how shared memory systems enable new possibilities for researchers.

Intel Scales Up Cores and Memory with New Westmere EX CPUs

Apr 6, 2011 |

This week Intel launched its new Westmere EX lineup, the latest Xeons aimed at large-memory, multi-socketed servers. The new chips come in 6-, 8- and 10-core flavors and will be sold under the name Xeon E7. According to Intel, these latest CPUs deliver 40 percent greater performance than the previous generation Nehalem EX processors while maintaining the same power draw.

With Windows Support, SGI Casts Altix UV in New Light

Apr 3, 2011 |

SGI has been getting a lot of mileage out of its SGI UV shared memory platform, having delivered close to 500 systems since it started shipping them in June 2010. Now, with the recent addition of support for Microsoft’s Windows Server, the company is looking to expand its customer base in a big way.

Cray Pushes XMT Supercomputer Into the Limelight

Jan 26, 2011 |

When announced in 2006, the Cray XMT supercomputer attracted little attention. The machine was originally targeted for high-end data mining and analysis for a particular set of government clients in the intelligence community. While the feds have given the XMT support over the past five years, Cray is now looking to move these machines into the commercial sphere. And with the next generation XMT-2 on the horizon, the company is gearing up to accelerate that strategy in 2011.