The Weekly Top Five

April 7, 2011

The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, condensed for your reading pleasure. This week, we cover Intel's "Westmere EX" launch party; the Albert Einstein Institute's new cluster; TACC's Lonestar 4 inauguration; Penguin Computing's financial markets server; and NextIO's partnership with Bright Computing. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Intel Partners See ‘Easy’ Upgrade Path With Xeon 5600 Chips

March 18, 2010

Westmere parts already showing up in HPC machines. Read more…

By Damon Poeter

Westmere Ushers in the Second Coming of Multicore

March 18, 2010

Latest silicon from Intel, AMD and NVIDIA will change the workstation-cluster dynamic. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Intel Ups Performance Ante with Westmere Server Chips

March 16, 2010

Right on schedule, Intel has launched its Xeon 5600 processors, codenamed "Westmere EP." The 5600 represents the 32nm sequel to the Xeon 5500 (Nehalem EP) for dual-socket servers. Intel is touting better performance and energy efficiency, along with new security features, as the big selling points of the new Xeons. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

AMD Confirms 12-Core Opteron Production

February 23, 2010

Magny-Cours siting on eBay forces chipmaker to respond. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Intel to Release Westmere Server Chips in Three Months

January 15, 2010

First 32nm Xeons promise better performance and energy efficiency. Read more…

By Agam Shah

AMD Server Roadmap: Cores, Lots of Them

December 1, 2009

Despite the rise of GPUs, CPUs are the foundation high performance computing, with Intel clearly owning the majority of the HPC server market. AMD's server roadmap over the next couple of years may be able to blunt some of its rival's momentum, but there are no magic bullets in the company's arsenal. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

AMD’s 2010/2011 Roadmap from the IT Professional’s Perspective

November 24, 2009

AMD plots its Opteron strategy. Read more…

By Johan De Gelas

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