NASA Supercomputer Intensifies Exomoon Search

February 11, 2015

Aliens – they aren’t just the cornerstone of science fiction; they’re at the center of a key question for astronomers and philosophers alike: “Are we al Read more…

By Chelsea Lang

NASA Discovers Eight New Planets in ‘Goldilocks’ Zone

January 8, 2015

This week, astronomers announced they’ve found eight new planets that could be “just right” for supporting human life. These planets, found in the “Gold Read more…

By Chelsea Lang

NVIDIA Enables Device-Level Supercomputing

May 1, 2014

The Jetson TK1 development kit is now shipping. Order what GPU maker NVIDIA calls the “first mobile embedded supercomputer” and you’ll get a board with th Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU Speeds Three Diverse Apps

January 22, 2014

During the week of SC13, NVIDIA launched its highest-performance graphics processor yet, the Tesla K40 GPU accelerator. Compared to the chipmaker's previous hig Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Phi and Kepler Run Monte Carlo Race

September 18, 2013

This week we spoke with Jörg Lotze, CTO and cofounder of financial services-driven software firm, Xcelerit, about benchmarking accelerators, coprocessors, and multicore architectures with specific emphasis on how GPUs stack up against Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Lotze discussed the challenges and opportunities of each in the context of real-world Monte Carlo examples. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Big Red II Colors New Page for Hybrid Systems

April 19, 2013

Later this month, Indiana University will formally introduce the successor to the Big Red system, the aptly-named, Big Red II. The Cray-crafted and tuned system is 25 times faster than its baby brother (the 4100-core original Big Red from 2006) and sports some notable improvements across its 1,020 nodes. According to Thomas Sterling, there are theoretical lessons that can be applied to... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

The New Breed of Accelerators from NVIDIA, Intel and AMD Square Off

December 6, 2012

With the recent introduction of Intel's first Xeon Phi coprocessors, NVIDIA's latest Kepler GPUs, and AMD's new FirePro S10000 graphics cards, the competition for HPC chip componentry has entered a new phase. The three chipmakers have taken somewhat different paths, though, and it will be up to the market to decide which vendor's approach will win the day. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Did Amazon Really Buy a Boatload of Teslas?

October 11, 2012

There's a story circulating that Amazon purchased more than 10,000 NVIDIA Kepler-based boards for its EC2 service. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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