Since 1987 - Covering the Fastest Computers in the World and the People Who Run Them

Topics » Processors

Barcelona Supercomputing Center Joins the OpenPOWER Foundation

Oct 24, 2016 |

Oct. 24 — The Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, and will start activity within this community with a keynote address by its Director, Mateo Valero at the OpenPOWER Summit Europe, held in Barcelona on the 26th to 28th of October. The OpenPOWER Foundation is a not-for-profit open development community based on the POWER Read more…

Cirrascale Expands Multi-GPU Cloud Service Offerings

Oct 19, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 19 — Cirrascale Corporation, a premier developer of server and cloud solutions enabling GPU-driven deep learning infrastructure, has announced the future availability of the IBM Power Systems S822LC for HPC in multiple configurations for its GPU-as-a-Service cloud platform. The configurations will support both the 8-core and 10-core POWER8 CPU and up to four Read more…

AMD Collaborates With Alibaba Cloud to Deliver Cloud Computing Services Based on Radeon Pro GPU Technologies

Oct 14, 2016 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 14 — Today at the Alibaba Computing Conference, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su joined Simon Hu, president of Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, to announce a collaboration between the two companies to strengthen research and cooperation related to the use of AMD Radeon Pro GPU technology in Alibaba Read more…

Researchers Shrink Transistor Gate to One Nanometer

Oct 13, 2016 |

A team of US scientists may have just breathed new life into a faltering Moore’s law and advanced the limits of microelectronic miniaturization with the fabrication of a transistor with a 1nm gate. The breakthrough portends a path beyond silicon-based transistors, which have been widely predicted to hit a wall at 5-nanometers.

ORNL’s Future Technologies Group Tackles Memory and More

Oct 13, 2016 |

“Imagine if you’ve got a Titan-size computer (27 PFlops) and it has main memory that’s partially non-volatile memory and you could just leave your data in that memory between executions then just come back and start computing on that data as it sits in memory,” says Jeffrey Vetter, group leader of the Future Technologies Group at Oak Ridge National Labs.

Cray KNL-Based XC40 Shines on STAC–A2 Benchmark

Oct 10, 2016 |

Ever faster financial analysis is a much-sought competitive edge throughout financial services. Last week a new STAC report showed a Cray XC40 Knights Landing solution outperforming a host of alternatives on the STAC-A2 benchmark intended to test technology stacks used for compute-intensive analytic workloads involved in pricing and risk management. According to the report, the Read more…

Intel’s FPGAs Target Datacenters, Networking

Oct 6, 2016 |

Targeting cloud computing, datacenters, network infrastructure and Internet of Things sensors, chipmaker Intel Corp. said it is sampling the latest version of its field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Intel said this week its Stratix 10 FPGAs are the first chips based on its 14-nanometer tri-gate process technology used to implement its HyperFlex architecture.

RSC Group and M Computers Collaborate to Expand HPC Solutions in Europe

Oct 6, 2016 |

Oct. 6 — RSC Group, the leading developer and system integrator of innovative solutions for high-performance computing (HPC) and data centers in Russia and CIS, concluded a business cooperation agreement with M Computers Ltd., the only company in the Czech Republic with the title of Intel HPC Data Center Specialist. The common objective of the Read more…

BSC Presents Plan to Energize Europe’s Big Data Efforts

Oct 5, 2016 |

Researchers from the Barcelona Supercomputer Center today presented the big data roadmap commissioned by the EU as part of the RETHINK big project intended to identify technology goals, obstacles and actions for developing a more effective big data infrastructure and competitive position for the Europe over the next ten years. Not surprisingly, the leading position Read more…

Nimbix Collaborates With IBM and NVIDIA to Launch Powerful GPU Cloud Offering

Oct 5, 2016 |

DALLAS, Tex., Oct. 5 — Nimbix, a leading HPC cloud platform provider, today announced plans to expand its performance leadership in cloud supercomputing with the addition of IBM’s recently launched Power Systems S822LC for High Performance Computing (HPC) platform featuring NVIDIA Pascal GPUs.  Nimbix will now put the capabilities of IBM Power Systems for HPC, based on Read more…

Supermicro to Introduce New SuperServer Solutions at GTC Japan 2016

Oct 5, 2016 |

TOKYO, Japan, Oct. 5 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, networking technologies and green computing today is introducing several new SuperServer solutions optimized for NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators with the new Pascal GPU architecture at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Japan 2016, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba in booth #6. Supermicro’s SuperServer 1028GQ-TXR(T) is Read more…

NVIDIA to Showcase New Products at GTCx Australia

Oct 4, 2016 |

MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 4 — NVIDIA will be introducing the recently announced Tesla P4, P40 and P100 for PCIe accelerators at GTCx Australia on October 4 and 5, 2016. Responsiveness is key for services such as interactive speech, visual search and video recommendations. As deep learning models increase in accuracy and complexity, CPUs are no Read more…

Microsoft Eyes AI Supercomputer on Azure

Oct 3, 2016 |

Microsoft is jumping on the artificial intelligence bandwagon with the formation of a new research group that will seek to make the technology more accessible via its Azure cloud while helping to deliver new capabilities across applications, services and infrastructure. The infrastructure portion of the effort focuses on combining the processing engines like GPUs and Read more…

AWS Beats Azure to K80 General Availability

Sep 30, 2016 |

Amazon Web Services has seeded its cloud with Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs to meet the growing demand for accelerated computing across an increasingly-diverse range of workloads. The P2 instance family is a welcome addition for compute- and data-focused users who were growing frustrated with the performance limitations of Amazon’s G2 instances, which are backed by three-year-old Nvidia GRID K520 graphics cards.

IBM Advances Neuromorphic Computing for Deep Learning

Sep 29, 2016 |

Deep learning efforts today are run on standard computer hardware using convolutional neural networks. Indeed the approach has proven powerful by pioneers such as Google and Microsoft. In contrast neuromorphic computing, whose spiking neuron architecture more closely mimics human brain function, has generated less enthusiasm in the deep learning community.

Supermicro Unveils Several New SuperServer Solutions at GTC Europe 2016

Sep 29, 2016 |

Sept. 29 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, networking technologies and green computing today is introducing several new SuperServer solutions optimized for NVIDIA Tesla P100 accelerators with the new Pascal GPU architecture at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Europe 2016, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, September 28-29 in booth #G1. Supermicro’s SuperServer 1028GQ-TXR(T) Read more…

Allinea Launches CUDA 8 Support to Enable Code Development for Newest NVIDIA GPU Technology

Sep 28, 2016 |

Sept. 28 — Allinea Software today announces availability of its new software release, version 6.1, which offers full support for programming parallel code on the Pascal GPU architecture, CUDA 8 from NVIDIA. Customers can now take advantage of the latest developments in GPU technology to advance their work, whether through traditional areas of digital research Read more…

Vectors: How the Old Became New Again in Supercomputing

Sep 26, 2016 |

Vector instructions, once a powerful performance innovation of supercomputing in the 1970s and 1980s became an obsolete technology in the 1990s. But like the mythical phoenix bird, vector instructions have arisen from the ashes. Here is the history of a technology that went from new to old then back to new.

New Genomics Pipeline Combines AWS, Local HPC, and Supercomputing

Sep 22, 2016 |

Declining DNA sequencing costs and the rush to do whole genome sequencing (WGS) of large cohort populations – think 5000 subjects now, but many more thousands soon – presents a formidable computational challenge to researchers attempting to make sense of large cohort datasets. No single architecture is best. This month researchers report developing a hybrid Read more…

TYAN HPC Platforms Add Support for NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40 and P4 GPUs

Sep 21, 2016 |

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 21 — TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, announces support and availability of the NVIDIA Tesla P100, P40 and P4 GPU accelerators with the new NVIDIA Pascal architecture. Incorporating NVIDIA’s state-of-the-art technologies allows TYAN to offer the exceptional performance and data-intensive applications features to HPC Read more…