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

Opening Up the Accelerator Advantage

November 26, 2013

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Southern California will receive nearly $2 million in federal funding for the creation of tools Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Alternatives to x86 for Physics Processing

November 11, 2013

The global distributed computing system known as the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) brings together resources from more than 150 computing centers in near Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Intel Snaps New Grips to HPC Hook

June 17, 2013

Not content to let the Tianhe-2 announcement ride alone, Intel rolled out a series of announcements around its Knights Corner and Xeon Phi products--all of which are aimed at adding some options and variety for a wider base of potential users across the HPC spectrum. Today at the International Supercomputing Conference, the company's Raj.... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Full Details Uncovered on Chinese Top Supercomputer

June 2, 2013

With help from a draft report from Jack Dongarra of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who also spearheads the process of verifying the top of the pack super, we are able to share the full processor, Xeon Phi coprocessor, custom interconnect, storage and memory, as well as power and cooling information. The supercomputer out of China will be... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

IDC Posits Processor Possibilities

May 1, 2013

This week we're at the IDC User Forum in Tucson, staying cool amidst some heated talks about which processor, coprocessor and accelerator approaches are going to push into the lead in the next few years. To take this pulse, we sat down with IDC's Steve Conway to talk about some general trends that are a tall drink of water for a few key vendors, including Intel, NVIDIA..... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The Week in HPC Research

March 21, 2013

The top research stories of the week include an evaluation of sparse matrix multiplication performance on Xeon Phi versus four other architectures; a survey of HPC energy efficiency; performance modeling of OpenMP, MPI and hybrid scientific applications using weak scaling; an exploration of anywhere, anytime cluster monitoring; and a framework for data-intensive cloud storage. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Penguin Pushes Envelope on Compute Density

March 21, 2013

Penguin Computing keeps finding increasing demand for servers that go heavy on the GPUs (or other coprocessors). Based on feedback from one such customer, it has designed the Relion 2808GT server, which it says now has the highest compute density of any server on the market. Read more…

By Richard L. Brandt

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