STARnet Alliance Seeks Revolution in Chip Design

January 23, 2013

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have launched a new consortium to advance the pace of semiconductor innovation in the US as the technology approaches the limits of miniaturization. The main thrust of the project is the creation of the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network, aka STARnet. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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

Dell Develops Second ARM Server Platform

October 30, 2012

Dell hands over its Calxeda ARM-based server platform to the Apache community. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Dell Develops Second ARM Server Platform

October 30, 2012

Dell hands over its Calxeda ARM-based server platform to the Apache community. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The 2012 Performance Per Watt Wars

July 26, 2012

Chip analyst evaluates efficiencies of latest processors. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Enter the Insight Age

May 16, 2011

According to HP, we are transitioning from the Information Age to the Insight Age, which signals a need for new architectures. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Week in Review

April 8, 2010

HP Labs announces advances in memristor technology; and 48-core Intel processors to enter limited production for academic institutions. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Chips Ahoy: Vendors Show Off Their Latest Silicon

February 9, 2010

Chipmakers converged on San Francisco this week to talk up their newest semiconductor products at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Of particular interest to the HPC crowd are Intel's Westmere EP and "Tukwila" Itanium 9300, and IBM's POWER7. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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