LSI Intros HPC Storage System

June 20, 2008

This week at ISC in Dresden, Germany, storage vendor LSI is demonstrating the Engenio 7900, a storage product that they feel puts HPC centers right where they need to be: offering users a highly reliable storage solution that doesn't sacrifice performance or configurability. Read more…

By John E. West

Ties That Bind: Organizing Large-Scale HPC in the European Union

June 19, 2008

The combined economic resources of the 27 member states of the European Union make it the largest economy in the world. No stranger to the world of HPC, and convinced of the power of technology to further propel the prosperity and well-being of its citizens, the EU is investing heavily in pan-European resources that it hopes will propel its members to the forefront of the computational stage. Read more…

By John E. West

Microsoft’s Big Day

June 18, 2008

On Wednesday Microsoft announced something big in a little number. NCSA put one of its systems, the 9000+ core Abe system, on the latest Top500 list at number 23. This is the highest ranking Windows HPC system to date and has important implications for Microsoft and the community. Read more…

By John E. West

Run-Up to Petaflops

June 18, 2008

There is no other way to characterize this year: 2008 will be remembered as "the year" -- the year that one petaflops was achieved in Linpack performance. It is a milestone that has been anticipated for almost a decade and a half, and one that was accomplished through the synthesis of two big trends that have emerged as the driving forces for HPC in the last few years -- multicore and heterogeneous computing. Read more…

By Thomas Sterling and Chirag Dekate

AMD Paces the Field with New GPGPU Offering

June 17, 2008

As AMD was unpacking its bags in Dresden yesterday, the company announced the next step in the evolution of its GPU-based application accelerator, the FireStream 9250. Read more…

By John E. West

ClearSpeed Puts the Pedal to the Metal

June 17, 2008

UK-based ClearSpeed has launched its second-generation floating point accelerator lineup based on its new CSX700 “Callanish” ASIC. The new offerings include the e710 and e720 Advance boards and the CATS-700 1 teraflop server. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

NVIDIA Unveils Teraflop GPU Computing

June 16, 2008

At ISC'08, NVIDIA has announced two new Tesla-branded GPU computing products, which incorporate the company's next generation 10-series processor that supports double precision floating point operations. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Conference Chair Spotlights ISC’08

June 13, 2008

The 23rd annual International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) will bring together many of the world's leading experts in high performance computing this week in Dresden, Germany. HPCwire got an opportunity to ask conference chair Prof. Hans Meuer about the upcoming conference and his thoughts on the direction of supercomputing. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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