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Climate Modelers Have Insatiable Appetite for HPC

Mar 14, 2011 |

Since the dawn of high performance computing, climate modeling has been one of its most demanding domains. The hunger for computational capability is unending, as researchers work to incorporate more of nature’s complexity into their models at higher resolutions. HPCwire talked with NOAA/GFDL Deputy Director Brian Gross and Venkatramani Balaji, head of the lab’s Modeling Systems Group.

Research Predicts Dramatic Decline in On-Premises Software

Mar 10, 2011 |

While on-site installed software is still the norm, IDC predicts rapid growth in SaaS models that will replace traditional software paradigms.

EDA Industry Leaders Build a Case for Clouds, Explore Limitations

Mar 8, 2011 |

Cloud computing has been a consistent item on the programs of a number of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry events. To add to the discussion we explored the current role of clouds and looked to the future with five EDA executives to gauge their sense of cloud adoption and the reasons behind (or working against) it.

White House Announces Project to Spur HPC Adoption in US Manufacturing

Mar 3, 2011 |

The White House hosted a press conference on Wednesday to announce a new public-private partnership that aims to bring HPC technology to the have-nots of the US manufacturing sector. Using a $2 million grant from the US Department of Commerce and an additional $2.5 million investment from industrial partners, a consortium has been formed to broaden the use of HPC technology by small manufacturing enterprises (SMEs).

NVIDIA Broadens CUDA’s Appeal with Latest Toolkit

Feb 28, 2011 |

NVIDIA is set to release a new CUDA toolkit to developers this Friday with the 4th generation of its popular GPU software suite. The company says CUDA 4.0 is designed to make parallel programming simpler, thus bringing more application developers into the GPGPU fold. Some of the new capabilities also foreshadow Project Denver, the codename for the company’s future CPU-GPU architecture for workstations, servers, and supercomputers.

On the Road to Exascale, Expect Delays

Feb 2, 2011 |

With exascale predictions all the rage, here’s a more sobering look at the next big thing in supercomputing.

Algorithms Engulf Wall Street

Jan 19, 2011 |

Automated trading software runs amok.

European Exascale Project Drives Toward Next Supercomputing Milestone

Jan 6, 2011 |

With petascale systems now deployed on three continents, the HPC industry is already looking toward the next milestone in supercomputing: exascale computing. In Europe, this activity is centered on the European Exascale Software Initiative (EESI), a project that brings together industry and government organizations committed to helping usher in the transition from petascale to exascale systems over the next decade.

Looking to Fault-Tolerant Software

Nov 9, 2010 |

Achieving workable software-based fault tolerance will require a fresh approach for developers.

IBM Aims to Transform Its HPC Business

Nov 4, 2010 |

Big Blue sees green in mainstream high performance computing market.

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