Top 500 Results Reveal Global Acceleration, Balance Shift

June 17, 2013

The Top 500 list of the world's fastest computers has just been announced. Not surprisingly, since it's been reported on prior to the official announcement, the Chinese Tianhe-2 system tops the list. And that is an understatement. We talk with Jack Dongarra, Horst Simon, Hans Meuer and others from the.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Intel Xeon Phi Versus ‘Sandy Bridge’

March 5, 2013

How does the Phi coprocessor measure up to Xeon "Sandy Bridge" brand-mate? Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

UK Creates Massive 200,000-Core ‘HPC Service’

February 7, 2013

The United Kingdom is rapidly ramping up its HPC capabilities. The nation just launched its third HPC service in the last 12 months, a 200,000-core powerhouse, called "Accelerator," designed to accommodate a wide range of academic and industry workloads. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

UK Creates Massive 200,000-Core ‘HPC Service’

February 7, 2013

The United Kingdom is rapidly ramping up its HPC capabilities. The nation just launched its third HPC service in the last 12 months, a 200,000-core powerhouse, called "Accelerator," designed to accommodate a wide range of academic and industry workloads. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Programming the Xeon Phi

December 12, 2012

Intel's manycore wonder comes with its own programming challenges. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

The New Breed of Accelerators from NVIDIA, Intel and AMD Square Off

December 6, 2012

With the recent introduction of Intel's first Xeon Phi coprocessors, NVIDIA's latest Kepler GPUs, and AMD's new FirePro S10000 graphics cards, the competition for HPC chip componentry has entered a new phase. The three chipmakers have taken somewhat different paths, though, and it will be up to the market to decide which vendor's approach will win the day. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Adapteva Reaches Funding Goal for Parallella Project

October 29, 2012

Kickstarter investment model notches another high-tech success. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Appro Boosts Flagship Product Line with Latest CPUs, Accelerators

November 2, 2011

Now that the new AMD "Interlagos" Opterons and Intel "Sandy Bridge" EP Xeons have begun shipping, at least for volume deployments, Appro has announced support for the latest x86 CPUs in its upgraded Xtreme-X HPC line-up. The new systems will soon be appearing in supercomputing centers in the US and elsewhere. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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