Chip Flaws ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’ Loom Large

January 4, 2018

The HPC and wider tech community have been abuzz this week over the discovery of critical design flaws that impact virtually all contemporary microprocessors. T Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Cavium Unveils ThunderX2 Plans, Reports ARM Traction is Growing

May 31, 2016

Cavium yesterday rolled out plans for ThunderX2, the next generation of its ThunderX line of ARM system-on-a-chip (SOC) processors. Given all of the recent nois Read more…

By John Russell

Processor Diversity on the Rise, Reports Intersect360

November 12, 2015

Intel x86 processors continue to dominate HPC servers while the number of cores per processor also keeps rising, perhaps no surprises there. Also somewhat antic Read more…

By John Russell

Defining Scalable OS Requirements for Exascale and Beyond

October 5, 2015

Over the past couple of decades two primary trends have driven system software for supercomputers to become significantly more complex. First, hardware has beco Read more…

By Robert W. Wisniewski, Chief Software Architect for Extreme Scale Computing, Intel

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox Launch Design Center for HPC

July 2, 2015

Today’s launch by IBM, NVIDIA, and Mellanox of a new POWER Acceleration and Design Center in Montpellier, France, ratchets up their campaign to attract a wide Read more…

By John Russell

Is IBM Getting Openness Right? Yes, Says GM Doug Balog

June 29, 2015

The annual Red Hat Summit, held in Boston last week, is something of revival tent for open source where the pulpits are plentiful and so are smiling believers. Read more…

By John Russell

Tracking the Trajectory to Exascale and Beyond

June 8, 2015

The future of high performance computing is now being defined both in how it will be achieved and in the ways in which it will impact diverse fields in science Read more…

By William Gropp and Thomas Sterling

Fujitsu Targets 100 Petaflops Supercomputing

August 12, 2014

On Monday at the Hot Chips 26 conference, Fujitsu revealed details about its upcoming SPARC64 XIfx chips, which the company is counting on to reach the 100-peta Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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