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HP Launches HPC & Big Data Global Business Unit

Jun 4, 2015 |

When HP finally divides into two pieces – HP Inc. (PCs and printers) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (servers and services) – how will the HPC portfolio fare? Views vary of course. The split is meant to let the ‘new’ companies shed distraction and sharpen focus. HPC will live within HP Enterprise, but perhaps surprisingly not Read more…

Shining a Light on SKA’s Massive Data Processing Requirements

Jun 4, 2015 |

One of the many highlights of the fourth annual Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC15) was the MIC optimization test, which this year required students to optimize a gridding algorithm used in the world’s largest international astronomy effort, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project. Gridding is one of the most time-consuming steps in radio telescope data processing. Read more…

AMD Refreshes Roadmap, Transitions Back to HPC

May 7, 2015 |

AMD revealed key elements of its multi-year strategy as part of its 2015 Financial Analyst Day event in New York on Wednesday. Out of the gate, CEO Lisa Su acknowledged the company’s recent challenges, pointing to a weak PC market and market share losses, before turning her attention to the game plan that AMD is Read more…

Four Chinese Supercomputing Orgs Named on US Blacklist

Apr 8, 2015 |

HPCwire has uncovered that four Chinese organizations, including the National University of Defense Technology, which used US-manufactured parts to produce the current fastest supercomputer, Tianhe-2, were placed on the United States’ Entity List on February 18, 2015, meaning that found to be acting contrary to the interests of the US.

Something for Everyone at GPU Technology Conference

Mar 23, 2015 |

Once relegated to the category of specialized gaming hardware, today’s graphics processors are solving some of the world’s toughest computing problems. During GTC15 last week in San Jose, the full breadth and depth of session topics provided even more evidence of how far graphics processors have come from their gaming roots. And while this year deep Read more…

Short Takes

Machine Learning Guru Sees Future in Multi-GPU Clusters

Apr 30, 2015 |

Machine learning has made enormous strides in the few years, owing in large part to powerful and efficient parallel processing provided by general-purpose GPUs. The latest example of this trend is exemplified by a partnership between New York University’s Center for Data Science and NVIDIA. The mission, says the pair, is to develop next-gen deep learning Read more…

Simulating the First Hybrid Neuromorphic Supercomputer

Apr 7, 2015 |

In order for brain-inspired computing to become a reality, the underlying hardware must become sufficiently powerful to do in-silicon what the brain does naturally. One of the important advances in this field was the 2014 debut of the first neuromorphic chip, “True North,” developed by IBM with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Read more…

Haswell’s New Instructions Benefit FEA Performance

Apr 2, 2015 |

Intel recently published a case study that demonstrates the advantages of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family for running engineering workloads, using Dassault Systèmes’ SIMULIA-branded Abaqus/Standard software. Abaqus/Standard is general purpose finite element analysis (FEA) software, which works by sectioning an object into a large number of finite elements, each represented by an equation. As the individual equations are solved and Read more…

Market Responds to Intel-Altera Negotiations

Mar 30, 2015 |

If Intel Corp. goes ahead with purported plans to purchase programmable logic peddler Altera Corp., it would be the largest-ever acquisition in the x86 chipmaker’s 46-year history. Whether or not the deal actually goes through, the negotiations, first reported by the Wall Street Journal on March 27, are interesting for several reasons. As NASDAQ.com pointed Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Mar 19, 2015 |

Here at HPCwire, we want to help keep the HPC community as up-to-date as possible on some of the most captivating news items that were tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are listed below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. RT @KAUST_News After much anticipation KAUST’s @cray_inc Read more…

Off the Wire

Cavium and Pegatron Collaborate

Jun 1, 2015 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 1 — Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced collaboration with Pegatron Corporation, a leading DMS for high performance server platforms, for the development of workload optimized server platforms based on Cavium’s 64-bit ARMv8 ThunderX product family. Pegatron Read more…

Utah Engineers Take Important Step in Pushing Photonic Computing Speeds

May 18, 2015 |

May 18, 2015 – University of Utah engineers have taken a step forward in creating the next generation of computers and mobile devices capable of speeds millions of times faster than current machines. The Utah engineers have developed an ultracompact beamsplitter — the smallest on record — for dividing light waves into two separate channels Read more…

Supermicro Debuts New X10 3U MicroCloud

May 11, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 11 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing debuts a new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution (SYS-5038MR-H8TRF) supporting Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 (up to 145W TDP) optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration and HPC environments. Each node of this new solution Read more…

Supermicro Launches New Line of SuperServers

May 6, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing launches its new line of 4U 4-Way SuperServers powered by the new Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families featuring “Haswell-EX” 18-core processor performance. Supermicro’s new 4U quad processor systems support up to 6TB Read more…

Altair Invests in FluiDyna GmbH

May 6, 2015 |

TROY, Mich., May 6 — Altair today announced an investment in Garching, Germany based FluiDyna GmbH, a renowned developer of native GPU-based fluid dynamics and numerical simulation technologies. The companies will collaborate to develop GPU optimized computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications for classical aerodynamics and multi-phase flows in complex geometries. In addition to a technology roadmap to release a new virtual wind tunnel Read more…