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Conference Highlights Dividing Lines Across GPGPUs

Nov 19, 2010 |

If there was a dominating theme at the Supercomputing Conference this year, it had to be GPU computing.

GPU Tech Conference Wrap-Up

Sep 23, 2010 |

NVIDIA builds its case for GPU computing.

GPGPU Finds Its Groove in HPC

Sep 21, 2010 |

The NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) kicked off on Tuesday amid a flurry of news that suggests the GPGPU HPC business is quickly moving into the mainstream. After just four years since the introduction of commercial-grade GPU computing, the technology has become firmly established and is poised to spill out across every application domain that has a need for data-parallel computing.

Compilers and More: Knights Ferry Versus Fermi

Aug 5, 2010 |

In May, Intel announced the Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture, with a development kit codenamed Knights Ferry. NVIDIA has announced and started to deliver its next-generation architecture, Fermi. PGI’s Michael Wolfe presents an in-depth comparison of the two designs.

AMD Chases NVIDIA with New FireStream GPU Offerings

Jun 23, 2010 |

AMD today announced its next-generation FireStream GPU accelerator boards for HPC and other technical computing applications. The FireStream 9350 and 9370 represent the company’s attempt to match the pace NVIDIA has set with its “Fermi” Tesla-20 GPU offerings launched this spring.

Harvard … Where No CPU is Safe!

Jun 9, 2010 |

University is awash in GPGPUs.

IBM Brings NVIDIA Tesla GPUs Onboard

May 18, 2010 |

NVIDIA’s GPU computing ambitions got a major boost today with IBM’s announcement of the iDataPlex dx360 M3. The new HPC server pairs two Tesla GPUs with two CPUs inside the same server chassis.

Dally Disses Multicore

May 6, 2010 |

CPU performance has hit a wall, says NVIDIA chief scientist.

Appro Adds ‘Fermi’ GPUs to HPC Portfolio

May 4, 2010 |

The new “Fermi” Tesla 20-series products from NVIDIA are about to hit the streets and HPC vendors are lining up to get the latest GPU goodies into their machines. This week, HPC cluster maker Appro has launched two Fermi-based systems: an updated GPU-accelerated GreenBlade offering and a brand new 1U server that puts 2 CPUs and 4 GPUs in the same box.

The Week in Review

Apr 15, 2010 |

A Web-based tool, called Supramap, tracks infectious diseases such as the H1N1 virus across time and space; a plethora of genetic applications are announced; and the second annual DICE awards honor Tesla GPU and Spectra Logic tape library. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.