<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/OpenMP_logo_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”112″ height=”36″ />OpenMP, the popular parallel programming standard for high performance computing, is about to come out with a new version incorporating a number of enhancements, the most significant one being support for HPC accelerators. Version 4.0 will include the functionality that was implemented in OpenACC, the accelerator API that splintered off from the OpenMP work, as well as offer additional support beyond that. The new standard is expected to become the the law of the land sometime in early 2013.
When it comes to running HPC workloads in the cloud, traditional software licensing models have presented a significant barrier to adoption. But as cloud becomes ever more entrenched, this is starting to change. More and more ISVs have started to experiment with cloud computing and are adjusting their licensing models accordingly.
Computer scientist builds intelligent machine with single-core laptop and some slick algorithms.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/HP_headquarters_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”99″ height=”84″ />This week HP announced it will slash 27,000 workers from the payroll over the next couple of years as part of a company-wide restructuring. When complete, the effort is expected to generate between $3.0 to $3.5 billion of savings per year. The workforce reduction is the largest in the company’s 73-year history and reflects how far HP has drifted into unprofitable businesses.
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In realization of today’s rapid technology changes and need for a clustering record keeping system for clients’ use, Atipa Technologies, a Kansas-based company, developed a support tracking software for Atipa cluster owners. Atipa Client Portal (ACP) is versatile technical-information tracking software for organizing knowledge and managing a customer’s interactions with Atipa’s technical support group. ACP is free with the purchase of any Atipa cluster.
Health care analytics is an emerging application area that promises to help cut costs and provide better patient outcomes. To reach that goal though requires sophisticated software that can mimic some of the intelligence of real live physicians. In Sweden, researchers are attempting to do just that by building a model of heart-transplant recipients and donors to improve survival times.
To build exascale systems, power is probably the biggest technical hurdle on the hardware side. In terms of getting to exascale computing, demonstrating the value of supercomputing to funders and the public is a more urgent challenge. But the top roadblock for realizing the potential benefits from exascale is software.