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Is 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ready for HPC?

November 18, 2010

Despite the still-modest showing of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) technology in high performance computing deployments, vendors at SC10 were showcasing a wide arr Read more…

By Tim Dales

The Greening of HPC — A Conversation with Professor Wu Feng

November 18, 2010

Ever notice that everyone's gone green these days? The increased awareness in the HPC community of the need to maximize energy efficiency in compute-intensive e Read more…

By Caroline Connor, for HPCwire

Python Snakes Its Way Into HPC

November 17, 2010

Interpreted programming languages usually don't find too many friends in high performance computing. Yet Python, one of the most popular general-purpose interpr Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

InfiniBand Continues Upward Climb in Top Supers

November 17, 2010

Lost in the hoopla about the ascendency of China and GPGPUs in the TOP500 is the continuing saga of the InfiniBand-Ethernet interconnect rivalry. In the latest Read more…

By Michael Feldman

The Not-So-Unlikely Marriage of CUDA and x86

November 16, 2010

NVIDIA's CUDA is easily the most popular programming language for general-purpose GPU computing. But one of the more interesting developments in the CUDA-verse Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

A Call to Arms for Parallel Programming Standards

November 16, 2010

Although the parallel programming landscape is relatively young, it's already easy to get lost in. Beside legacy frameworks like MPI and OpenMP, we now have NVI Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Graph 500 Takes Aim at a New Kind of HPC

November 15, 2010

For years Linpack has served as a reasonably useful benchmark for measuring the capability of supercomputers. That's because high performance computing has trad Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

SGI Gets Its Mojo Working for Supercomputing Conference

November 15, 2010

SGI has made good on its promise to create a petaflop-in-a-cabinet supercomputer that can scale up to tens and even hundreds of cabinets. Developed under the co Read more…

By Michael Feldman

GPGPUs, China Take the Lead in TOP500

November 15, 2010

Today's unveiling of the 36th TOP500 list revealed what many have suspected for weeks: China has beaten out the US for the number one spot, and GPU-powered mach Read more…

By Michael Feldman

The Business of Disruptive Innovation

November 14, 2010

Like every technology-based sector, high performance computing takes its biggest leaps by the force of disruptive innovation, a term coined by the man who will Read more…

By Michael Feldman

What to Look for at SC10

November 11, 2010

Next week's Supercomputing Conference (SC10) in New Orleans promises to be a lively affair. With the economy on the mend, the rise of new technologies like GPGP Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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