Tag: Xeon Phi

“Better Than GPU” Deep Learning Performance with Intel® Scalable System Framework

Aug 16, 2016 |

Intel Scalable Systems Framework (Intel SSF®) reduces confusion given the wealth of new technologies now available to HPC customers, and offers guidance for the right mix of balanced and validated hardware and software technologies.  Intel SSF incorporates a host of software and hardware technologies including Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA), Intel® Optane™ SSDs built on Read more…

Intel® Scalable System Framework: Using Next Generation Processors Opens the Door to Faster, More Efficient Deep Learning

Apr 11, 2016 |

Deep learning has inspired a gold rush of technology innovation across a wide range of markets from Internet search, to social media, to real-time robotics, self-driving vehicles, drones and more. Spanning the gamut of machine performance, deep learning (and machine learning in general) encompasses floating-point-, network- and data-intensive ‘training’ plus real-time, low-power ‘prediction’ operations. Intel® Read more…

DU GeoSolutions Leverages Xeon Phi for Improved Seismic Processing

Mar 23, 2016 |

It’s a given that modern oil and gas exploration couldn’t exist without increasingly powerful supercomputers. Today’s machines enable new capabilities, improve image resolutions, lower costs, and decrease risk. Indeed, many wells, some costing tens of millions of dollars, have missed their targets due to inadequate or incorrect data analysis. This article explores the impact of Read more…

The Future of High-Performance Computing Has Arrived

Feb 22, 2016 |

Intel® Scalable System Framework, an advanced approach for developing scalable, balanced and efficient HPC systems, is paving the path to Exascale by incorporating continually advancing processor, memory, storage, fabric and software technologies into a common, extensible platform. The Intel Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF) is a direction for HPC systems that are not only balanced, Read more…

Strip-Mining for Vectorization to Achieve Order of Magnitude Improvement

Sep 14, 2015 |

Strip-Mining for Vectorization is the focus of the second installment of a 3-part educational series from Colfax International introducing select topics on optimization of applications for Intel’s multi-core and manycore architectures (Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors). This paper discusses data parallelism with a focus on automatic vectorization and exposing vectorization opportunities to Read more…

Intel® Omni-Path Architecture and a Flat Universe

Aug 3, 2015 |

Our Earth may be round, but the universe appears to be relatively flat. At least that’s the word from the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, home of the COSMOS supercomputer. As you might expect, arriving at these cosmic conclusions requires massive amounts of computing power. The COSMOS supercomputer was Read more…

Colfax International Raises the Bar for Code Modernization

Jun 22, 2015 |

In part 1 of a 3 part white paper series, Ryo Asai and Andrey Vladimirov of Colfax International* discuss their findings with recent manycore optimization techniques resulting in performance increases of 25x on a 24-core CPU and up to 100x on the Intel MIC architecture compared to a single-threaded implementation on the same architectures. The Read more…

VMware Reports HPC Progress

Nov 3, 2014 |

In a recent blog entry, VMware’s HPC guru Josh Simons provides an overview of the work that his group has been undertaking in recent months. He presents a sneak peak of some of the most significant HPC-relevant developments, and promises to offer a deeper dive in the weeks ahead. Last spring, Simons’ group put together a four-node InfiniBand Read more…

Are Supercomputing’s Elite Turning Backs on Accelerators?

Jun 26, 2014 |

Now that this year’s Top500 has been released and analyzed, we wanted to take a step back to look at a few emerging trends. One of the elements of the last couple of lists that caught our eye is that despite the availability of new accelerator/co-processor choices, there is a noticeable leveling off in overall Read more…

Emerging System Sets Stage for Exascale Science

Apr 29, 2014 |

Today we welcome a new large-scale system into the high performance computing fold with the formal announcement of Cori, a new supercomputer set to be installed at NERSC in the mid-2016 timeframe. Known in its RFP stages as NERSC-8, the new machine will sport over 9,300 nodes, featuring the next-generation Knights Landing architecture housed within Read more…