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Intel CTO Pitches Manycore Vision

June 19, 2008

In Justin Rattner's ISC keynote address on Thursday, the Intel CTO painted a picture in which future supercomputing technologies are merged into everyday computing. Read more…

The View From the Top

June 18, 2008

There wasn't much suspense on which machine would nab the top spot on the June TOP500 list, which was released earlier today. Last week, IBM and LANL had already let everyone know that Roadrunner crossed the petaflop finish line first. Nonetheless, the new list portends some big changes ahead for supercomputing. Read more…

The InfiniBand-Wagon Starts Here

June 17, 2008

A lot of exhibitor activity at ISC this year centers on InfiniBand. News and demos of the HPC fabric seem to be everywhere. Read more…

AMD Paces the Field with New GPGPU Offering

June 17, 2008

As AMD was unpacking its bags in Dresden yesterday, the company announced the next step in the evolution of its GPU-based application accelerator, the FireStream 9250. Read more…

ClearSpeed Puts the Pedal to the Metal

June 17, 2008

UK-based ClearSpeed has launched its second-generation floating point accelerator lineup based on its new CSX700 “Callanish” ASIC. The new offerings include the e710 and e720 Advance boards and the CATS-700 1 teraflop server. Read more…

What Makes a Supercomputer Super?

June 16, 2008

The announcement of each new TOP500 list and especially those with systems that break the triple order of magnitude barrier in FLOPS tend to get me thinking about the meaning of the term "supercomputer." Read more…

NVIDIA Unveils Teraflop GPU Computing

June 16, 2008

At ISC'08, NVIDIA has announced two new Tesla-branded GPU computing products, which incorporate the company's next generation 10-series processor that supports double precision floating point operations. Read more…

Conference Chair Spotlights ISC’08

June 13, 2008

The 23rd annual International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) will bring together many of the world's leading experts in high performance computing this week in Dresden, Germany. HPCwire got an opportunity to ask conference chair Prof. Hans Meuer about the upcoming conference and his thoughts on the direction of supercomputing. Read more…

Supercomputing’s Spring Fling

June 12, 2008

I'll be heading out to Dresden, Germany in a couple of days to attend the annual International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) and immerse myself in all things petascale. Read more…

IBM Roadrunner Takes the Gold in the Petaflop Race

June 9, 2008

Petaflop. Sure it's just a number, but it's a big number. On June 10, IBM announced that its Roadrunner supercomputer reached a record-breaking one petaflop -- a quadrillion floating point operations per second -- using the standard Linpack benchmark. It is the first general-purpose computer to reach this milestone. Read more…

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