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Altair Crash Tests New Xeon E7s

Mar 12, 2014 |

RADIOSS, one of the top structural analysis solvers in the industry, is used by auto companies like Ford and PSA in France to run car crash and other simulations to test safety and viability of a broad array of products. Like similar CAE codes, it is highly parallelized for top performance on large, powerful clusters–and Read more…

AMD Refreshes Vision for HPC Future

Feb 13, 2014 |

Although they’ve been rather quiet compared to their competitors in the general server, GPU and of course, overall HPC market, it might be too early to write off AMD just yet. If we’re to look at their silence as the “calm before the storm” consider it typhoon season, at least according Suresh Gopalakrishnan, corporate vice Read more…

New Research Advances Heterogenous 3D Chip Design

Feb 6, 2014 |

As transistors approach the limits of miniaturization, the rapid pace of progress in the microprocessor industry is destined to start declining unless researchers are successful in innovating alternative designs. The best and brightest minds of our time are hard at work developing the next generation of microprocessors so essential to supercomputers, handheld devices and worldwide Read more…

One Year, 7,000 Xeon Phi Cards: The TACC Experience

Feb 3, 2014 |

The Intel Xeon Phi, which was just branded and officially launched back in November 2012, is already behind some leading research at one of the U.S.’s premier scientific computing centers. According to leaders at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), the coprocessor has made significant bounds into a wider array of applications over the last Read more…

IBM’s New Deal Captures Refocused HPC Strategy

Jan 29, 2014 |

It’s been quite a month of news for IBM, with the sale of its x86 business to Lenovo, followed by some intense questioning about what this means for their vision (and future) with HPC customers in academia and government in particular. And while some might call this the centerpiece of a shift in strategy, something Read more…

Short Takes

ASC14 Marks Seventh Win for GPUs

May 29, 2014 |

The past decade has seen a sharp rise in heterogenous computing, processing or coprocessing using more than one processor type. One of the most prominent examples of heterogenous elements in HPC is the GPU computing ecosystem that has been fostered by NVIDIA and AMD. General-purpose GPU (GPGPU) adoption has become widespread in HPC, and student supercomputing Read more…

Sandia Launches Post-Silicon Development Effort

May 28, 2014 |

As microprocessors push up against the limits of miniaturization, many are reflecting on what the post-silicon era has in store. Recently Sandia National Laboratories published an article describing the steps it is taking to extend the pace of computational progress over the coming decades. Some of the forward-leaning technologies include self-learning supercomputers and systems that Read more…

Planning for Post Moore’s Law

May 28, 2014 |

In this video from Hot Chips 25, Dr. Robert Colwell of DARPA delivers an insightful overview on the “looming issue” that is the death of Moore’s law. Colwell starts out with the humorous point that “physics doesn’t care what we believe.” Believing that Moore’s law – Gordon Moore’s 1965 observation that a chip’s transistor count doubles Read more…

Quantum Processor Hits 99.9 Percent Reliability Target

Apr 25, 2014 |

Physicists at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) have taken a huge leap forward towards what they refer to as a “fully functional quantum computer” – long-considered the holy grail of both physics and computing. The five cross-shaped elements are the Xmon variant, so named by the team, of the transmon qubit placed in a linear array. A Read more…

Leading Edge Versus Bleeding Edge

Apr 10, 2014 |

Enterprises are always looking for an edge to use against the competition, and information technology was created initially and specifically to be that edge. Decades later, computing in its various forms is the foundation of the modern corporation, and companies are still looking for new ways of gaining an advantage. More times than not, that Read more…

Off the Wire

Altera Showcasing FPGA-Based Products at IDF

Sep 9, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9 — Altera Corporation is demonstrating several advanced reconfigurable logic technologies at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) 2014 that showcase how its FPGA-based solutions are advancing the capabilities of software-defined data centers and high-performance computing applications. Altera’s FPGA-based solutions on display showcase the capabilities of its hardware and software solutions, including advanced optical Read more…

Mellanox Interconnect Products Optimized for New Intel Xeon Processor Family

Sep 8, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 8 — Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end interconnect solutions for servers and storage systems, today announced that its end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions have been optimized for the new Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 product family (code name “Haswell”). The combination of Mellanox interconnects with the new Intel Read more…

Penguin Computing’s Tundra Platform Now Available with Latest Intel Xeon Processor Family

Sep 8, 2014 |

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 8 — Penguin Computing, a provider of high performance, enterprise data center and cloud solutions, today announced immediate availability of the Penguin Tundra cluster platform powered by the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family. First unveiled at Supercomputing 2013 and based on Open Compute Project rack level infrastructure, Penguin Tundra Read more…

Next-Generation Cray Supercomputers to Include Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 Product Family

Sep 8, 2014 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 8 – Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced that its next generation Cray XC supercomputers and Cray CS cluster supercomputers will feature the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family, formerly code named “Haswell.” With a higher core count per processor, improved memory latency and bandwidth, and faster performance, the new Read more…

Supermicro Releases Line of X10 Server Products Featuring New Intel Xeon Processor Family

Sep 8, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 8 — Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing releases its most comprehensive line of X10 Server Building Block Solutions featuring the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 v3 family formerly codenamed Haswell this week at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2014 in San Read more…