HPC Programming in the Age of Multicore: One Man’s View

January 14, 2013

At this June's International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'13) in Leipzig, Germany, Gerhard Wellein will be delivering a keynote entitled, Fooling the Masses with Performance Results: Old Classics & Some New Ideas. HPCwire caught up with Wellein and asked him to preview some of the themes of his upcoming talk and expound on his philosophy of programming for performance in the multicore era. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Novel Chip Technology to Power GRAPE-8 Supercomputer

May 10, 2012

With the fastest supercomputers on the planet sporting multi-megawatt appetites, green HPC has become all the rage. The IBM Blue Gene/Q machine is currently number one in energy-efficient flops, but a new FPGA-like technology brought to market by semiconductor startup eASIC is providing an even greener computing solution. And one HPC project in Japan, known as GRAPE, is using the chips to power its newest supercomputer. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Godson CPUs Groomed for Supercomputing Duty

August 26, 2010

Chinese-made chip adds vector SIMD unit; delivers 128 gigaflops in 40 watts. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Blowing The Doors Off HPC Speed-up Numbers

June 30, 2010

The CPU-GPU performance wars bring out the pitfalls of benchmarking. Read more…

By Douglas Eadline, Ph.D.

Accelerated Methods for Bioinformatics Analysis

January 20, 2010

A bioinformatics scientist looks beyond the Linux cluster. Read more…

By Martin Gollery

Is Larrabee For the Rest of Us?

November 12, 2009

One man's attempt to to do regular-expression matching with the Larrabee instruction set. Read more…

By Daniele Paolo Scarpazza

Rumors of NVIDIA’s Next GPU

June 11, 2009

NVIDIA's next-generation GPU design, the G300, may turn out to be the biggest architectural leap the graphics chip maker has ever attempted. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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