CHREC Is Doubling FPGAs in Novo-G Super

January 21, 2010

Upgraded machine will sport 192 FPGAs and nearly a terabyte of memory. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Reconfigurable Computing Research Pushes Forward

November 20, 2009

Despite all the all the recent hoopla about GPGPUs and eight-core CPUs, proponents of reconfigurable computing continue to sing the praises of FPGA-based HPC. We got the opportunity to ask Dr. Alan George, who runs the NSF Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing, about the work going on there and what he thinks the technology can offer to high performance computing users. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Mitrionics Looks Beyond FPGAs

November 18, 2009

Mitrionics has begun work on an experimental compiler that aims to make parallel programming architecture-agnostic. We asked Stefan Möhl, Mitrionics' chief science officer and co-founder, what's behind the new technology and what prompted the decision to expand beyond their FPGA roots. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

SC09 Ready Or Not

November 13, 2009

Once more unto the breach. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Acquisition of the Week: DRC Computer Corporation

June 10, 2009

DRC Computer Corp. is the latest HPC vendor that came up short on VC funding in 2009. But this story has a happier ending. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Another Company Takes Up Reconfigurable Computing

March 12, 2009

In the history of HPC, commercial FPGA-based systems have been few and far between. Kuberre Systems offers up its contribution. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Reconfigurable Computing Prospects on the Rise

December 3, 2008

With all the recent hoopla about GPU-accelerated HPC, reconfigurable computing with Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) has been getting proportionally less attention. While NVIDIA has led the GPU push in HPC, there is no single vendor in the reconfigurable computing space that has jumped into the driver's seat. That hasn't kept a variety of smaller players from trying. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Startup Provides a New Twist on Reconfigurable Supercomputing

November 17, 2008

The HPC community has been dabbling with Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for several years now, but the technology has never reached escape velocity. But at SC08 this week, startup Convey Computer Corp. launched a new server and software stack that aims to tame FPGAs and deliver reconfigurable computing to everyday HPC users. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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