Tag: Intel

Larry Smarr Helps NCSA Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Sep 20, 2016 |

Throughout the past year, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications has been celebrating its 30th anniversary. On Friday, Larry Smarr, whose unsolicited 1983 proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF) begat NCSA in 1985 and helped spur NSF to create not one but five national centers for supercomputing, gave a celebratory talk at NCSA.

Intel Unveils 2016 HPC Developer Conference Details
Supercomputing experts share insights for cutting-edge developers

Sep 19, 2016 |

High Performance Computing enthusiasts should mark their calendars now for the 2016 Intel® HPC Developer Conference, scheduled for November 12-13 in Salt Lake City, Utah—just prior to SC ‘16. Supercomputing architecture experts and developers from around the world will converge at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel to see how to gain the maximum utility Read more…

Aquila Debuts Warm Water Cooled OCP Server

Sep 15, 2016 |

New Mexico-based technology firm Aquila is announcing the first OCP-inspired server rack to use fixed cold plate liquid cooling technology. Based on the Facebook-initiated Open Compute Project (OCP) standard, the Aquarius rack integrates patented third-generation cooling technology designed by Clustered Systems. The platform supports up to 108 Xeon servers per rack and will target high density HPC and hyperscale computing applications.

Intel’s Fryman: “It’s not that we love CMOS; it’s the only real choice.”

Sep 1, 2016 |

Forget for a moment the prevailing high anxiety over Moore’s Law’s fate. In the near-term – which could easily mean a decade – CMOS will remain the only viable, volume technology driving computing. Pursue alternatives? Of course, urged Josh Fryman, principal engineer and engineering manager, Intel.

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

Aug 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 allowed their number-crunching scientific application to run on the whole “cluster” of machines as if it were a single entity. Their do-it-yourself, McGyver-like efforts were motivated by a frustration with the pricing, availability Read more…

Intel Launches Silicon Photonics Chip, Previews Next-Gen Phi for AI

Aug 18, 2016 |

At the Intel Developer Forum, held in San Francisco this week, Intel Senior Vice President and General Manager Diane Bryant announced the launch of Intel’s Silicon Photonics product line and teased a brand-new Phi product, codenamed “Knights Mill,” aimed at machine learning workloads.

“Better Than GPU” Deep Learning Performance with Intel® Scalable System Framework

Aug 16, 2016 |

Intel Scalable Systems Framework (Intel SSF®) reduces confusion given the wealth of new technologies now available to HPC customers, and offers guidance for the right mix of balanced and validated hardware and software technologies.  Intel SSF incorporates a host of software and hardware technologies including Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA), Intel® Optane™ SSDs built on Read more…

Micron, Intel Prepare to Launch 3D XPoint Memory

Aug 16, 2016 |

Micron Technology used last week’s Flash Memory Summit to roll out its new line of 3D XPoint memory technology jointly developed with Intel while demonstrating the technology in solid-state drives. Micron claimed its Quantx line delivers PCI Express (PCIe) SSD performance with read latencies at less than 10 microseconds and writes at less than 20 microseconds.

Intel to Acquire AI Startup Nervana Systems

Aug 9, 2016 |

If we needed another sign that Intel is serious about mining AI market opportunities, it came today when the chip company announced it had inked a “definitive agreement” to acquire artificial intelligence and deep learning company Nervana Systems. Financial terms haven’t been disclosed yet, but a source familiar with the deal told Recode it’s worth more Read more…

ISC 2016 Highlights—If You Didn’t Make It, This is What You Missed from Intel

Jul 11, 2016 |

While several product and technology announcements were forthcoming from Intel at ISC, first and foremost was the visionary keynote—AI, and more, on IA—from Rajeeb Hazra, VP of Intel’s  Data Center Group. In it he describes how accurately supporting just 20,000 autonomous cars would require an ExaFLOP of sustained compute. It would involve a network of Read more…