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The Six Personalities of Supercomputing

November 16, 2012

There are two types of people in supercomputing – people that have a top 10 supercomputer and people that don’t. Or people who understand the exasca Read more…

By Andrew Jones

PLX Looks to Bring PCIe Fabric to Market

November 14, 2012

PLX Technology, a maker of PCIe switches and bridges, has been spreading the word about using PCIe  as a general-purpose HPC interconnect.  At SC12 th Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

E4 Computer Engineering Unveils New ARM-GPU Clusters

November 13, 2012

This week at SC12, Italian cluster maker E4 Computer Engineering, launched a new series heterogeneous clusters, which pair an NVIDIA's ARM+GPU Tegra3 with a dis Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Microsoft Outfits Azure Cloud for Big Compute

November 13, 2012

On Tuesday at SC12 Microsoft debuted a set of "big compute" capabilities for its Windows Azure offering. The company is courting the HPC space with more powerfu Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Intel Brings Manycore x86 to Market with Knights Corner

November 12, 2012

Intel Corp. officially made its entry into the manycore realm today as it debuted "Knights Corner," the company's first Xeon Phi coprocessor. The new products c Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Titan Knocks Off Sequoia as Top Supercomputer

November 12, 2012

In the battle of the DOE labs, Oak Ridge Lab's Titan supercomputer has taken the title from the former TOP500 champ, Lawrence Livermore's Sequoia. The GPU-charg Read more…

By Michael Feldman

NVIDIA Unveils 1.3 Teraflop GPU for Supercomputing

November 12, 2012

The battle of teraflop accelerators began today as NVIDIA launched a new family of supercomputing GPUs based on the Kepler architecture. The Tesla K20 and the K Read more…

By Michael Feldman

AMD Hatches FLOP-Monster GPU Card

November 12, 2012

SC12 is officially here and the chip vendors are eagerly touting their latest and greatest offerings. On the GPU accelerator front, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cray to Buy Appro for $25 Million

November 9, 2012

Cray CEO fills in Wall Street stock analysts during an early morning earnings phone call Wall Street seemed pretty happy with Cray's announcement this morning t Read more…

By Richard L. Brandt

An SC12 Party for the Rest of Us

November 9, 2012

An interview with Beowulf pioneer Thomas Sterling on the iconic Beowulf Bash With each successive year, the SC conference kicks off on Monday with a bigger ban Read more…

By Addison Snell

Supercomputing Conference Offers Up Smorgasbord of HPC Sessions

November 9, 2012

The epic supercomputing event of the year, SC12, will be booting up next week in Salt Lake City, Utah, attracting HPC digerati, vendors, press, and analysts fro Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Sequoia Supercomputer Pumps Up Heart Research

October 24, 2012

The Cardioid code developed by a team of Livermore and IBM scientists divides the heart into a large number of manageable pieces, or subdomains. The developmen Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

US Government Starts Bailing on SC12

August 30, 2012

The upcoming Supercomputing Conference (SC12) may not turn out to be the blow-out high performance computing hullabaloo it normally is. The recent GSA scandal i Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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