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Xeon Intel’s Cloud Hardware Hero

Jun 9, 2011 |

According to Intel, its Xeon will remain the cloud hardware choice in the near term.

The Weekly Top Five

Apr 7, 2011 |

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Intel’s “Westmere EX” launch party; the Albert Einstein Institute’s new cluster; TACC’s Lonestar 4 inauguration; Penguin Computing’s financial markets server; and NextIO’s partnership with Bright Computing.

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.

Appro Slings Overclocked Server for High Frequency Traders

Oct 12, 2010 |

HPC cluster maker Appro has unveiled the HF1 server, a purpose-built box aimed at the high frequency trading business. The new server incorporates overclocked Intel Xeon “Westmere” CPUs and a self-contained liquid cooling system to deliver the best dual-socket performance this side of a tricked-out gaming machine. Although the risky design isn’t geared for mainstream HPC users, for high frequency traders, it may be just the kind of gamble they are comfortable with.

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.

The End Of The HPC Server (As We Know It)

Jun 23, 2010 |

Has the big multicore Xeon and Opteron server jumped the HPC shark?

Intel, AMD Battle Again to Power Supercomputers in India

May 6, 2010 |

Latest x86 chips fuel burgeoning HPC build-out.

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.

Microsoft Ending Support for Itanium

Apr 5, 2010 |

Second major OS vendor to bail on processor.

Chipmakers Look to Rock High-End Server Biz

Apr 1, 2010 |

Intel and AMD ante up new server chips, place their bets.