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Microsoft’s Big Day

June 18, 2008

On Wednesday Microsoft announced something big in a little number. NCSA put one of its systems, the 9,000+ core Abe system, on the latest TOP500 list at number Read more…

By John E. West

Run-Up to Petaflops

June 18, 2008

There is no other way to characterize this time in high performance computing: 2008 will be remembered as "the year" -- the year that one petaflops was achieved Read more…

By Thomas Sterling and Chirag Dekate

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 alread Read more…

By Michael Feldman

AMD Paces the Field with New GPGPU Offering

June 17, 2008

On Monday AMD announced the FireStream 9250, the company's latest general purpose graphics processing unit (GPGPU), and the successor to the FireStream 9170 pro Read more…

By John E. West

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. Like their GPGPU Read more…

By Michael Feldman

The InfiniBand-Wagon Starts Here

June 17, 2008

The International Supercomputing Conference officially begins tomorrow morning, but the opening festivities for the exhibitors took place this evening. A quick Read more…

By Michael Feldman

NVIDIA Unveils Teraflop GPU Computing

June 16, 2008

NVIDIA has announced two new Tesla-branded GPU computing products at ISC'08, continuing the company's efforts to move into the HPC market. The new products Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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 thinkin Read more…

By Chris Willard

Conference Chair Spotlights ISC’08

June 13, 2008

Every June, many of the world's leading experts in high-performance computing convene in Germany to discuss the latest advances in supercomputing and to get a g Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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 Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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 -- Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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