Facebook Open Sources Caffe2; Nvidia, Intel Rush to Optimize

April 18, 2017

From its F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., today, Facebook announced Caffe2, a new open-source, cross-platform framework for deep learning. Caffe2 is the successor to Caffe, the deep learning framework developed by Berkeley AI Research and community contributors. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Why 2016 Is the Most Important Year in HPC in Over Two Decades

August 23, 2016

In 1994, two NASA employees connected 16 commodity workstations together using a standard Ethernet LAN and installed open-source message passing software that a Read more…

By Vincent Natoli, Stone Ridge Technology

Chief Processor Architect Exits AMD

September 22, 2015

Jim Keller, former chief architect of microprocessor cores at AMD, left the chip company for the second time last week to pursue other opportunities. Keller was Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AMD Refreshes Roadmap, Transitions Back to HPC

May 7, 2015

AMD revealed key elements of its multi-year strategy as part of its 2015 Financial Analyst Day event in New York on Wednesday. Out of the gate, CEO Lisa Su ackn Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Intel Adds Programming Support for Latest Silicon

September 6, 2012

We're only a little more than halfway through 2012, but Intel has already announced the 2013 versions Parallel Studio XE and Cluster Studio XE, two software suites that support x86-based parallel programming for high performance computing and beyond. Intel refreshes their software development offerings each year at about this time to sync up its tool support with the latest and greatest silicon and to add new features for developers. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Blue Genes and GPU Clusters Top the Latest Green500

November 21, 2011

There's more than one way to build energy efficient supercomputers. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

China’s Indigenous Supercomputing Strategy Bears First Fruit

November 1, 2011

If anyone wasn't taking China seriously as a contender for supercomputing supremacy, such doubts should have been dispelled last week when the New York Times reported that the nation has deployed its first petascale supercomputer built with domestically produced CPUs. And it's not just the processors that were homegrown. Most major components of the new machine were designed and built with native engineering, including the liquid cooling technology, the system network, and the software stack. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

NVIDIA Floating Idea of Tegra Servers

October 26, 2011

GPU maker considers its mobile chip for datacenter duty. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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