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Convey Debuts Second-Generation Hybrid-Core Platform

Nov 9, 2010 |

In an HPC market that seems determined to go down the CPU-GPU path, upstart Convey Computer may yet offer a few surprises. The company today unveiled the sequel to its HC-1 platform it introduced in 2008. Called the HC-1ex, the new system adds a lot more performance and capability, but retains the original x86-FPGA co-processor design.

IBM Aims to Transform Its HPC Business

Nov 4, 2010 |

Big Blue sees green in mainstream high performance computing market.

Intel, AMD Gear Up for 2011 Server Chip Battle

Sep 16, 2010 |

Although 2010 still has a few months left to go, the competition in the x86 server processor arena for 2011 is already setting up to be a knock-down, drag-out fight. Both AMD and Intel are introducing new high-end server chips with revamped microarchitectures next year, and, at the same time, upping the core counts over their previous generation products.

AMD Blazes New Path with Bulldozer

Aug 24, 2010 |

Advanced Micro Devices is hoping Bulldozer, the company’s first x86 microarchitecture redesign in seven years, will bring back the glory days for the Opteron. AMD revealed additional details about the new architecture this week during the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University.

AMD Describes Two New x86 Cores at Hot Chips

Jun 24, 2010 |

ARM chips for servers and design of 16-core Godson CPU will also be presented at August conference.

Intel Talks Next-Generation Processors

Jun 22, 2010 |

Westmere EX server chip will support 20 threads.

Supercomputing’s Future: Is it CPU or GPU?

Jun 16, 2010 |

History provides some hints on how the CPU-GPU dynamic might play out.

Cray Sets Sights On Cascade Supercomputer, Exascale Milestone

Jun 10, 2010 |

At last week’s International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Hamburg, HPCwire sat down with Cray CTO Steve Scott to talk about life after Baker, where he revealed the company’s plans for its upcoming “Cascade” supercomputer and how the exascale landscape is shaping up.

Intel Unveils Plans for HPC Coprocessor

Jun 1, 2010 |

Chipmaker Intel is reviving the Larrabee technology for the HPC market, with plans to bring a manycore coprocessor to market in the next few years. During the ISC’10 opening keynote, Kirk Skaugen, vice president of Intel’s Architecture Group and general manager of the Data Center Group, announced the chipmaker is developing what they’re calling a “Many Integrated Core” (MIC) architecture, which will be the basis of a new line of processors aimed squarely at high performance technical computing applications.

SGI Looks to Freeze Out HPC Competition with New ICE Machine

May 5, 2010 |

SGI has upgraded its HPC blade server lineup with the latest x86 silicon and a turbo-charged InfiniBand network. The Altix ICE 8400 is the successor to the company’s 8200 series and is designed as a premier solution for the HPC cluster market, scaling as high as 64,000 nodes.

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