Many Cores, Large Memory, Low Latency Memory Access – Numascale Shows a New Way

September 30, 2013

Numascale offers a price breaker for shared memory systems by offering integration of a simple add-on card to commodity servers. The hardware is now deployed in system with up to more than 1700 cores and the memory addressing capability is virtually unlimited. The technology has a set of interesting advantages that will catch the interest of innovative developers. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Cray Snaps Together Shared Memory Story

September 17, 2013

In a notable move for a company known for its supercomputing hardware, Cray has turned its eye to the softer side of the stack to gather strength for a shared memory offering. While large memory system needs constitute only a small part of all HPC applications, using a software-driven approach to addressing the needs of... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

PSC Tests New Shared Memory Waters

July 1, 2013

The Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center recently announced a new step in its path to discover new routes to solving memory and I/O problems for data-intensive applications. While they already have a stable of systems that take new approaches to shared memory and have looked to software-based solutions as alternatives, they have now turned to Numascale to dip their toe in the hardware-based... Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

SGI Supercomputer Takes Twitter’s Pulse

November 22, 2012

UV 2 system can create heat maps of tweets during hurricanes and elections. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

Stephen Hawking Gets a New Supercomputer

July 23, 2012

SGI newest shared-memory machine will help uncover the secrets of the universe. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

SGI Launches Second Generation UV Supercomputer

June 14, 2012

The sequel to SGI's UV supercomputer has arrived. Dubbed UV 2, the new platform doubles the number of cores and quadruples the memory that can be supported under a single system. The product, which will be officially announced next week at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, represents the first major revision of SGI's original UV, which the company debuted in 2009. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Nautilus Harnessed for Humanities Research, Future Prediction

September 9, 2011

The power of the large shared memory machine, Nautilus has been captured to aid in a research endeavor that uses deep analytics to develop connections between the tone and location of news and the course of future events. We talked to the project's lead, Kalev H. Leetaru about big data analytics at the global scale--and how shared memory systems enable new possibilities for researchers. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Intel Scales Up Cores and Memory with New Westmere EX CPUs

April 6, 2011

This week Intel launched its new Westmere EX lineup, the latest Xeons aimed at large-memory, multi-socketed servers. The new chips come in 6-, 8- and 10-core flavors and will be sold under the name Xeon E7. According to Intel, these latest CPUs deliver 40 percent greater performance than the previous generation Nehalem EX processors while maintaining the same power draw. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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