Mellanox today introduced the BlueField family of programmable processors, the first product technology based on its $811 million acquisition of fellow Iraeli high-tech company EZchip. The fact that the product announcement is taking place just three months after the completion of the purchase speaks to the strong synergies between EZchip and Mellanox, said Bob Doud, senior director of marketing at Mellanox.
MIT’s Hornet simulator takes the sting out of manycore design.
Tilera unveiled its cloud datacenter-specific chip family this week, noting performance and TCO benefits over Intel’s SandyBridge.
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover the Cray/Sandia partership to found a knowledge institute; RenderStream’s FireStream-based workstations and servers; NVIDIA’s latest CUDA centers; Reservoir Labs and Intel’s extreme scale ambitions; and Jülich Supercomputing Centre’s new hybrid cluster.
The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Bull’s third petascale computing contract; IBM’s new POWER7 servers, the first hybrid spintronics computer chips, Bull and Whamcloud’s beefed-up Lustre support; and Tilera’s latest manycore development tools.
Chipmaker unveils roadmap with Atom server chip.
Yes, there is life beyond Xeons, Opterons and GPGPUs.
Tokyo Tech releases more details on Tsumabe 2.0 in anticipation of fall startup; and several Web-centric servers make their debut. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
Tilera announced plans to double the number of cores, thus doubling the compute power per-rack every two years with end projection landing them at 40,000 cores by 2013. While others are following the same path, Tilera promises to be a frontrunner if it can demonstrate performance and power benefits, possibly trumping SeaMicro’s similar effort.
An interview with Bob Doud, Tilera’s director of marketing.