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Leveraging HPC Hardware to Run Next-generation Molecular Imaging Analysis

Oct 6, 2016 |

Deriving the three-dimensional (3D) structure of biological macromolecules is critical to fighting cancer and other diseases. A deeper understanding of the structure can help researchers design inhibitors and develop new drugs to treat or cure patients. While molecular imaging technology has improved over the years, the computational challenges have grown. Currently, cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is Read more…

Why Cross-Accelerator Performance Profiling is a Challenge

Aug 17, 2016 |

High performance computing (HPC) systems are comprised of multiple compute nodes interconnected by a network. Previously these nodes were composed solely of multi-core processors, but nowadays they also include many-core processors, which are called accelerators. Although accelerators provide higher levels of parallelism, their inclusion in HPC systems results in more complex system designs and increases Read more…

Tyan Delivers Cloud Reliability and Redefines HPC Capability

Feb 29, 2016 |

Chances are that Tyan-based servers have reliably processed many of your Internet activities today and will power your HPC jobs in the future. Tyan servers provide the must-have storage and computational uptime and performance capabilities for many well-known Internet and cloud providers such as Twitter and Amazon Web Services (AWS). New Tyan products such as Read more…

Teaching the World About Intel Xeon Phi: An Interview with Rob Farber

Oct 14, 2014 |

Rob Farber is the founder and CEO of TechEnablement, a firm that provides education, planning, analysis and code tutorials, with an emphasis on HPC. In this interview, Rob gives his perspective on the direction of HPC technology and the urgent need for code modernization. He also discusses the newest book by James Reinders and Jim Read more…

CPUs Outperform GPUs in Financial Markets Benchmark

Sep 22, 2014 |

A recent benchmark conducted by the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) is helping to dispel the myth that GPUs are the primary drivers responsible for boosting computational speeds to new levels. In fact, the study indicates these GPU “accelerators” are actually slowing things down. Intel recently asked STAC to use its STAC-A2 Benchmark suite to Read more…

Mizuho Securities Delights Its Clients with Help from Intel Xeon Phi

Jun 30, 2014 |

New Xeon Phi-based system delivers a 30-fold speed up in calculation time “Sharing joy” with its clients in the form of outstanding financial returns, is one of the stated goals of Mizuho Securities Co. The institution is a member of the Mizuho Financial Group, one of Japan’s three major megabanks. Hiroshi Motoyama, President and CEO Read more…

NICS Tackles Big Science with Beacon

Jun 16, 2014 |

With support from the National Science Foundation and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the National Institute for Computational Science (NICS) is expanding access to Beacon, its newest HPC cluster, providing researchers with a powerful research tool. Efforts are underway to optimize a number of science and engineering applications for this system utilizing both Intel Xeon Read more…

HPC500 Q2 Call Recap

Aug 20, 2013 |

The HPC500 recently held its quarterly members only call and the topic was processor architectures. The group is comprised of industry leaders who steer the direction of HPC and bring HPC technology to bear on challenging problems in science, engineering, and business.

UCSC Ramps Up Astrophysics Work with New HPC Gear

Aug 7, 2013 |

A new 60 teraflops supercomputer and 1 petabyte high speed storage system recently installed on the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz will give astrophysicists at the college the computational and storage headroom they need to model the heavens like never before.

Penguin Pushes Envelope on Compute Density

Mar 21, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Penguin_Computing_logo_172x.jpg” alt=”” width=”101″ height=”59″ />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.