OpenCAPI Takes on PCIe, Vows 10X Improvement

October 14, 2016

With two major announcements this week, IBM continues to drive the build-out of its advanced scale ecosystem, aligning industry heavies to jointly develop open technologies that tackle the perennial problems of latency, bandwidth and bringing processing power into balance with data access within and among servers. In so doing, IBM and the companies alongside it have joined battle with Intel Read more…

By Doug Black

The Promise and Progress of NVM Express

October 29, 2015

The high-performance computing community has started to take notice of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technology. This communications interface and protoc Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ISC Session Preview: I/O in the Post-Petascale Era

June 23, 2015

Improving data communication performance in HPC has turned out to be one of the most difficult challenges for system designers. As a result, the topic is gettin Read more…

By Nages Sieslack

PLX Looks to Bring PCIe Fabric to Market

November 14, 2012

PLX Technology, a maker of PCIe switches and bridges, has been spreading the word about using PCIe as a general-purpose HPC interconnect. At SC12 this week, the company went a little further down that path, unveiling their upcoming Express Fabric technology. We asked Vijay Meduri, executive vice president of engineering at PLX to talk about the rationale of using PCIe as an interconnect fabric. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Texas Memory Systems Pushes SSD Envelope

May 18, 2011

Enterprise SSD maker Texas Memory Systems (TMS) has been kicking up some dust lately, announcing record-breaking performance results with its RamSan-630 product and launching its latest PCIe flash offering. Specifically, TMS recently put up some rather impressive numbers in two key benchmarks established by the Storage Performance Council. And then this week, the company introduced its next-generation PCIe flash memory product, the RamSan-70. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

A Case for PCI Express as a High-Performance Cluster Interconnect

January 24, 2011

In high-speed computing (HPC), there are a number of significant benefits to simplifying the processor interconnect in rack- and chassis-based servers by designing in PCI Express (PCIe). The PCI-SIG, the group responsible for the conventional PCI and the much-higher-performance PCIe standards, has released three generations of PCIe specifications over the last eight years and is fully expected to continue this progression in the future with even newer generations, from which HPC systems will continue to see newer features, faster data throughput and improved reliability. Read more…

By Vijay Meduri

Dell Intros GPGPU Expansion Chassis

August 9, 2010

New PowerEdge C410x can house up to 16 NVIDIA GPUs for HPC workloads. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Nvidia: Intel Has No Particular Advantages in Heterogeneous Multi-Core Technologies

July 23, 2010

Nvidia Fellow David Kirk takes a swipe at Intel's heterogeneous computing plans. Read more…

By Anton Shilov

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