Tag: parallel programming

MIT’s Multicore Swarm Architecture Advances Ordered Parallelism

Jul 21, 2016 |

A relatively new architecture explicitly designed for parallelism – Swarm – based on work at MIT has shown promise for substantially speeding up classes of applications (graphs, for example) and decreasing the programming burden to achieve parallelism. The work, recounted in a recent paper, Unlocking Ordered Parallelism with the Swarm Architecture, bucks conventional wisdom and Read more…

Exiting Intel, James Reinders Offers a Brief Personal Retrospective

Jun 6, 2016 |

You may have heard that Intel has encouraged “long timers” (like me) to consider early retirement. Well, the offer was convincing for me. After 10,001 days at Intel, it is time for me to start the next phase of my life. I’ve accepted the “ERP offer” (early retirement) with my last day being June 24, 2016 (exactly 10,000 days after my start date). I’ll be in the office as much as needed to help transitions and wrap things up. Let me know if you need/want anything from me as I finish up.

Intel Debuts ‘Knights Landing’ Ninja Developer Platform

Apr 12, 2016 |

Intel is making good on its promise to offer Knights Landing-based developer platforms ahead of general availability. Systems based on the self-hosted Knights Landing processor are available for pre-order as part of Intel’s developer-targeted early access program. The Ninja Developer Platform is offered in two configurations – a liquid-cooled desk-side machine with one Knights Landing and…

James Reinders: Parallelism Has Crossed a Threshold

Feb 4, 2016 |

Is the parallel everything era here? What happens when you can assume parallel cores? In the second half of our in-depth interview, Intel’s James Reinders discusses the eclipsing of single-core machines by their multi- and manycore counterparts and the ramifications of the democratization of parallel computing, remarking “we don’t need to worry about single-core processors anymore Read more…

A Conversation with James Reinders

Jan 21, 2016 |

As Chief Evangelist of Intel Software Products, James Reinders spends most of his working hours thinking about and promoting parallel programming. He’s essentially a professor at large, attuning himself to the needs of software developers with an interest in parallel programming so he can offer guidance on techniques, ways of learning, and ways to “think parallel” – all with Read more…

TACC Talks with Gordon Bell Prize Winners Johann Rudi and Omar Ghattas

Nov 25, 2015 |

One of the undisputed highlights of SC each November is the acclaimed ACM Gordon Bell Prize in High Performance Computing, which since 1987 has recognized the most innovative applications of parallel computing to challenges in science, engineering, and large-scale data analytics. This year, five outstanding research efforts competed for the honor, which comes with a $10,000 prize, Read more…

SC15 Video: Thomas Sterling and William Gropp Explore NSCI Opportunity

Nov 24, 2015 |

If you were hoping for a glimpse into the National Strategic Computing Initiative implementation (NSCI) plan last week while at SC15, you were out of luck. A draft, said to be quite long, has been completed but is being closely guarded at the moment. Perhaps in February, suggested William Polk of the Office of Science Read more…

OpenACC Reviews Latest Developments and Future Plans

Nov 11, 2015 |

This week during the lead up to SC15 the OpenACC standards group announced several new developments including the release and ratification of the 2.5 version of the OpenACC API specification, member support for multiple new OpenACC targets, and other progress with the standard. “The 2.5 specification addresses an essential challenge of profiling code where a Read more…

Today’s Outlook: GPU-accelerated Weather Forecasting

Sep 15, 2015 |

Weather forecasting has always been challenging. When Hurricane Sandy raced up the Atlantic coast, U.S.-run models famously suggested it would track out to sea while a European model predicted a sharp left and landfall, which sadly happened. Forecasting is a high stakes activity. Today, the Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss) announced use Read more…

Intel Haswell-EX Server Sets STAC-A2 Performance Record

Sep 2, 2015 |

Intel has reasserted its prominence on a subset of financial benchmarks designed to evaluate platforms for the pricing and market risk analytics. More powerful Xeons — “Haswell-EX” E7-8890 v3 processors — combined with changes to the software stack enabled Intel to set a new speed record on the STAC-A2 benchmark for both warm and cold Read more…