Tag: X86

Designer of Microprocessor-Memory Chip Aims to Topple Memory and Power Walls

Jan 17, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Venray_Aurora.bmp” alt=”” width=”106″ height=”89″ />Whether you’re talking about high performance computers, enterprise servers, or mobile devices, the two biggest impediments to application performance in computing today are the memory wall and the power wall. Venray Technology is aiming to knock down those walls with a unique approach that puts CPU cores and DRAM on the same die. The company has been in semi-stealth mode since it inception seven years ago, but is now trying to get the word out about its technology as it searches for a commercial buyer.

Intel Makes its Moves Into HPC Motherboards

Nov 10, 2011 |

Enterprise product division to unveil high-performance server parts at SC11.

First HPC Cluster with AMD Fusion Chips Debuts at Sandia

Nov 2, 2011 |

Penguin Computing builds experimental supercomputer with heterogeneous CPU-GPU processors.

TACC Steps Up to the MIC

Apr 21, 2011 |

Supercomputing center starts coding to Intel’s Many Integrated Core (MIC) chip.

IBM Revs Power7 Server Lineup

Apr 12, 2011 |

Watson’s decisive win over two of Jeopardy’s top champions on national television earlier this year could turn out to be the most effective infomercial in the history of IT. Capitalizing on that accomplishment, IBM is working hard to highlight the supercomputing technology at every opportunity, including this week’s rollout of new and improved Power7-based servers.

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.

Attack of the Killer Micros Redux

Mar 3, 2011 |

Will ARM’s ubiquity in the consumer market doom the x86 in HPC?

Dell Unveils Eight-Socket HPC Box

Feb 14, 2011 |

Dell has introduced an ultra-dense rack server built for high performance computing. Based on the latest and greatest Opteron 6100 series (“Magny-Cours”) processors, the PowerEdge C6145 puts two independent four-socket servers in a 2U chassis, offering up to 96 cores, 1 TB memory, and 10 PCIe slots.

ARM Processors Set to Challenge x86 On Its Own Turf

Feb 2, 2011 |

The dominance of the x86 in desktop machines, servers, and supercomputers will soon be challenged by the ARM microprocessor. That according Tudor Brown, ARM Holdings’ president and co-founder, who this week took a few shots at the x86 dynasty. Brown’s comments and recent events suggest future ARM-based processors could form a credible threat to high-end CPUs made by AMD and Intel.

Chipmakers Churn

Jan 13, 2011 |

Intel settles with NVIDIA; AMD jettisons CEO.