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Intel Will Ship Knights Corner Chip in 2012

June 18, 2012

<img style="float: left;" src="http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/knights_corner_chip.jpg" alt="" width="83" height="63" />On Monday at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Intel announced that Knights Corner, the company's first manycore product, would be in production before the end of 2012. The company also released a few more details about the upcoming product line, including the creation of a new Xeon brand for the architecture, some performance updates on pre-production silicon, and Cray's adoption of MIC as part of its future Cascade supercomputer. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Mellanox Cracks 100 Gbps with New InfiniBand Adapters

June 18, 2012

<img style="float: left;" src="http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/ConnectIB_logo.bmp" alt="" width="86" height="26" />Mellanox has developed a new architecture for high performance InfiniBand. Known as Connect-IB, this is the company’s fourth major InfiniBand adapter redesign, following in the footsteps of its InfiniHost, InfiniHost III and ConnectX lines. The new adapters double the throughput of the company’s FDR InfinBand gear, supporting speeds beyond 100 Gbps. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

HPC Lists We’d Like to See

June 15, 2012

<img style="float: left;" src="http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/generic_lists.bmp" alt="" width="85" height="72" />Since the release of the first TOP500 list in June of 1993, the HPC community has been motivated by the competition to place high on that list. We’re now approaching the twentieth anniversary of the TOP500. In recent years, two additional lists have gained traction: the Green500 and the Graph 500. Would a few more lists be useful? Read more…

By Gary Johnson

Student Cluster Challenge Makes ISC Debut

June 13, 2012

<img style="float: left;" src="http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/beowulf_student_cluster.png" alt="" width="99" height="79" />For the first time in its history, ISC will host its first international Student Cluster Challenge (SCC), heretofore a mainstay of the US-based SC conference in November. Now the competition is moving far beyond its “fan favorite” origins to take center stage this June in an international venue. Read more…

By Brian Sparks

The TOP500 Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Will it Survive 20 More?

June 12, 2012

<img style="float: left;" src="http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Hans_Meuer.jpg" alt="" width="85" height="85" />With the upcoming release of the TOP500 next week, the latest rankings are usually a hot topic of discussion this time of year. Over the past 20 years, the list has proven to be a useful and popular compilation of supercomputers for the HPC community. In this exclusive interview, Professor Hans Meuer, considered by many to be the driving force behind the project, offers his thoughts on the TOP500; its past, present, and future. Read more…

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