Graphcore Promises AI-Speedup with ‘Intelligent Processing Unit’

November 1, 2016

Graphcore emerged from stealth mode today with news of a $30 million Series A round to help finance ongoing development of its machine learning (ML) and deep le Read more…

By Alex Woodie

Handicapping IBM/OpenPOWER’s Odds for Success

January 19, 2016

2016 promises to be pivotal in the IBM/OpenPOWER effort to claim a non-trivial chunk of the Intel-dominated high-end server landscape. Big Blue’s stated goal Read more…

By John Russell

Processor Diversity on the Rise, Reports Intersect360

November 12, 2015

Intel x86 processors continue to dominate HPC servers while the number of cores per processor also keeps rising, perhaps no surprises there. Also somewhat antic Read more…

By John Russell

PGI Accelerator Compilers Add OpenACC Support for x86 Multicore CPUs

October 29, 2015

NVIDIA today announced availability of its newest PGI Accelerator Fortran, C and C++ compilers (version 15.10) now with support for OpenACC directives-based par Read more…

By John Russell

The Best of HPC in 2014

January 27, 2015

As we turn the page to 2015, we’re taking a look back at the top stories from 2014 to reflect on just how far the fastest machines in the world (and the peopl Read more…

By HPCwire Staff

Adapting Algorithms to Modern Hybrid Architectures

August 13, 2014

Technology, like other facets of life, commonly experiences cycles of rapid change followed by periods of relative stability. Computing has entered a stage of i Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Building Parallel Code with Hybrid Fortran

July 31, 2014

Over at the Typhoon Computing blog, Michel Müller addresses a topic that is top of mind to many HPC programmers: porting code to accelerators. Fortran p Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Comparing Peak Floating Point Claims

June 17, 2014

With Moore's law and associated silicon transistor performance “laws” winding down, there is renewed interest in accelerators, e.g., digital signal process Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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