Fastest Academic Supercomputer Enters Full Production at TACC, Just in Time for Hurricane Season

September 3, 2019

Frontera, the NSF supercomputer installed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) in June, passed its formal acceptance last week and is now officially la Read more…

Google Embraces AMD Epyc Rome CPU for Cloud, Internal Workloads

August 8, 2019

This week’s big tech news – AMD’s release of the Epyc Rome CPU, the industry’s first 7nm server chip – got a major boost when Google confirmed that it Read more…

AMD Spotlights HPC Processor, GPU Roadmaps

May 28, 2019

Advanced Micro Devices continued to play its hot hand at this week’s Computex event in Taipei, Taiwan, highlighting its processor roadmap at the cutting-edge Read more…

PGS Adds Second Cray Super to Houston Mega Center

October 17, 2016

"We're gonna need a bigger supercomputer" is what Norwegian oil and gas company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) must have said to Cray ahead of working with the iconic supercomputer maker to expand its seismic processing capability by a full 50 percent. And it's not like PGS didn't already have a big supercomputer. Read more…

AMD, GlobalFoundries Renew Vows, Focus on Path to 7nm

September 1, 2016

AMD and its primary fab partner GlobalFoundries have signed an updated five-year wafer supply agreement that will extend through the end of 2020. The restructuring simultaneously deepens the commitment between the partners and gives AMD limited freedom to see other... Read more…

IBM Advances Against x86 with Power9

August 30, 2016

After offering OpenPower Summit attendees a limited preview in April, IBM is unveiling further details of its next-gen CPU, Power9, which the tech mainstay is Read more…

IDC Server Report: China Surges; IBM Power Strengthens; ARM Stumbles

March 11, 2016

Led by strong growth in China, the worldwide server market grew 5.2 percent to $15.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, reported market watcher IDC this wee Read more…

Chief Processor Architect Exits AMD

September 22, 2015

Jim Keller, former chief architect of microprocessor cores at AMD, left the chip company for the second time last week to pursue other opportunities. Keller was Read more…

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