Europe’s Fastest Supercomputer to Get Pascal GPU Upgrade

April 6, 2016

Already Europe’s fastest supercomputer at 7.8 petaflops, the Piz Daint (hybrid CPU/GPU Cray XC30) at the Swiss National Computing Center (CSCS) will double its performance with a massive upgrade that involves switching to NVIDIA’s newest Pascal GPU architecture and merging with Piz Dora (Cray XC40), a smaller CPU-based machine. The announcement was made at GTC16... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader and John Russell

IBM Power8 Outperforms x86 on Financial Benchmarks

June 9, 2015

If you've been waiting for a formal evaluation of the IBM Power8 architecture on common financial workloads, then look no further. According to results share Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

CPU Benchmarking: Haswell Versus POWER8

June 2, 2015

With OpenPOWER activity ramping up and IBM's prominent role in the upcoming DOE machines Summit and Sierra, it's a good time to look at how the IBM POWER CPU st Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Poland Unveils 1.7 Petaflops Supercomputer

April 28, 2015

The AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow held a ceremony on April 27 to welcome its much-heralded Prometheus supercomputer, named after the Greek Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

NERSC Invites Haswell-Based Cray XC40 Into Cori Fold

April 22, 2015

Nearly one year after the Department of Energy inked a $70 million contract for the exascale-relevant Cori system, news of a second, smaller system has come Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Haswell’s New Instructions Benefit FEA Performance

April 2, 2015

Intel recently published a case study that demonstrates the advantages of the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family for running engineering workloads, using Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AWS Rolls Out Haswell-Backed Instances

January 12, 2015

Blogging for Amazon Web Services, Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr announced the public debut of “Haswell”-powered C4 instances, further boosting the HPC horsep Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Haswell Speeds Popular Financial App

September 17, 2014

Continuing our coverage of the new Intel "Haswell" Xeon E5 v3 series chips, we turn our attention to a recent blog post from software acceleration specialists X Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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