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World’s First 1,000-Processor Chip Said to Show Promise Across Multiple Workloads

Jun 21, 2016 |

A blindingly fast microchip, the first to contain 1,000 independent processors and said to show promise for digital signal processing, video processing, encryption and datacenter/cloud workloads, has been announced by a team at the University of California, Davis. The “KiloCore” chip has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 Read more…

Inspur and Intel Announce KEEP User Migration Program

Jun 21, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 21 — ISC16 is currently being held in Frankfurt. During the event, Inspur and Intel announced a user migration program named “KEEP” (Knights Landing Evaluation and Escalation Program) for the Intel Xeon Phi processor (formerly codenamed Knights Landing) that was officially unveiled by Intel during the conference. Both parties will work together to build a Read more…

HPE Tackles Phi, Debuts Mfg. Solution and New HPC Software Environment

Jun 20, 2016 |

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), now about eight months into its transition as a separate entity, retained the prestige of fielding the most systems of any vendor on the Top500 list announced at the ISC2016. HPE had 127 systems (25.4 percent) though the number was down from 155 just six months ago. Other ISC news included Read more…

ISC 2016 Twitter Roundup

Jun 20, 2016 |

To celebrate ISC 2016, we’ve brought back our ISC-themed Twitter Roundup. For those unable to attend the event in beautiful Frankfurt, Germany, we hope this list will shed some light onto some of the excitement that’s occurring. The tweets that grabbed our attention today are provided below and check back in on Wednesday for our final ISC 2016 Twitter Read more…

Baidu Researcher Pushes GPU Scalability for Deep Learning

Jun 20, 2016 |

Greg Diamos, senior researcher, Silicon Valley AI Lab, Baidu, is on the front lines of the reinvigorated frontier of machine learning. Before joining Baidu, Diamos was in the employ of NVIDIA, first as a research scientist and then an architect (for the GPU streaming multiprocessor and the CUDA software). Given this background, it’s natural that Diamos’ research is focused on advancing breakthroughs in GPU-based deep learning. Ahead of a paper he is presenting at the 33rd International Conference on Machine Learning, Diamos answered questions about his research and his vision for the future of machine learning.

Supermicro Showcasing HPC Solutions at ISC16

Jun 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in compute, storage, and networking technologies and green computing exhibits its High Performance Computing solutions at the International Supercomputing Conference this week in Frankfurt, Germany. At the show Supermicro will debut the latest innovations in HPC architectures and technologies including a 2U 4-Node server supporting Read more…

AMAX Launches Converged Solutions Upgraded With Latest Intel Xeon Phi X200 Product Family

Jun 20, 2016 |

FREMONT, Calif., June 20 — AMAX, a leading provider of Cloud/IaaS, GPU, HPC and Server Appliance platforms, announced today that its diverse product lines, including Converged Solutions and AMAX HPC Clusters, are now available integrated with the latest Intel Xeon Phi x200 product family (formerly codenamed Knights Landing). The new Intel Xeon Phi platform is a 14nm many-core x86 Read more…

NVIDIA Introduces Tesla P100 GPU Accelerator for PCIe Servers

Jun 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — To meet the unprecedented computational demands placed on modern data centers, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today introduced the NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU accelerator for PCIe servers, which delivers massive leaps in performance and value compared with CPU-based systems. Demand for supercomputing cycles is higher than ever. The majority of scientists are unable to secure adequate time Read more…

OSS Exhibits GPUltima With New NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU for PCIe at ISC16

Jun 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — One Stop Systems (OSS), a leading provider of high performance computing appliances for a multitude of HPC applications, today will exhibit for the first time in Europe the OSS GPUltima petaflop compute accelerator in a single rack. This high-density platform delivers petaflop performance at greatly reduced cost and space requirements. The GPUltima supports up to Read more…

Univa Grid Engine Version 8.4.0 Now Available

Jun 20, 2016 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 20 — Univa, a leading innovator of workload management, today announced the release of Univa Grid Engine Version 8.4.0 with preview support for the Intel Xeon Phi processor (formerly code-named “Knights Landing”), enabling enterprises to launch and control jobs on Intel Xeon Phi processor-based systems. The update simplifies running and managing applications on Read more…

New Microchip Designed by Team at UC Davis

Jun 20, 2016 |

June 20 — A microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors has been designed by a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The energy-efficient “KiloCore” chip has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors. The KiloCore was presented at the 2016 Symposium on Read more…

NVIDIA Debuts PCIe-based P100; Broadens Aim at CPU Dominance

Jun 19, 2016 |

NVIDIA seems to be mounting a vigorous effort to dethrone the CPU as the leader of the processor pack for HPC and demanding datacenter workloads. That’s a tall order. Introduction at ISC 2016 of a PCIe-based version of is new Tesla P100 card is one element in the strategy. It should ease the upgrade path Read more…

What Knights Landing Is Not

Jun 18, 2016 |

As we get ready to launch the newest member of the Intel Xeon Phi family, code named Knights Landing, it is natural that there be some questions and potentially some confusion. I have found that everything is clear, when we really understand that Knights Landing is an Intel processor. That makes it NOT Knights Corner. Read more…

Northumbria University Selects BIOS-IT to Deploy Centralized HPC infrastructure

Jun 17, 2016 |

June 17 — Northumbria University, working in partnership with BIOS IT have become one of the first UK sites to deploy Intel Omni-Path Architecture (Intel OPA) for their centralised HPC infrastructure. This is the first stage of Northumbria University’s long term objective to provide its students, researchers and faculty members with a state of the Read more…

Weekly Twitter Roundup

Jun 16, 2016 |

Here at HPCwire, we aim to keep the HPC community apprised of the most relevant and interesting news items that get tweeted throughout the week. The tweets that caught our eye this past week are presented below. Check back in next Thursday for an entirely updated list. Jim Kurose discussing @NSF_CISE's vision for research #cyberinfrastructure. #bluewaters @XSEDEscience pic.twitter.com/S7msWMPZjO — NCSAatIllinois (@NCSAatIllinois) June 13, 2016 Read more…

OpenACC Adds Support for OpenPOWER; Touts Growing Traction

Jun 13, 2016 |

In a show of strength leading up to ISC the OpenACC standards group today announced its first OpenPOWER implementation, the addition of three new members – University of Illinois, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Stony Brook University – and details of its expanding 2016 training schedule. Michael Wolfe, technical director of OpenACC, also talked with HPCwire about thorny compiler challenges still remaining as…

Intel Xeon E7 Balloons In-memory Capacity, Targets Real-Time Analytics

Jun 8, 2016 |

Who crunches more data faster, wins. It’s this drive that cuts through and clarifies the essence of the evolutionary spirit in the computer industry, the dual desire to get to real time with bigger and bigger chunks of data. The locomotive: HPC technologies adapted to enterprise mission-critical data analytics. With its memory capacity of up Read more…

Exiting Intel, James Reinders Offers a Brief Personal Retrospective

Jun 6, 2016 |

You may have heard that Intel has encouraged “long timers” (like me) to consider early retirement. Well, the offer was convincing for me. After 10,001 days at Intel, it is time for me to start the next phase of my life. I’ve accepted the “ERP offer” (early retirement) with my last day being June 24, 2016 (exactly 10,000 days after my start date). I’ll be in the office as much as needed to help transitions and wrap things up. Let me know if you need/want anything from me as I finish up.

HPC and Big Data Convergence Takes Life at PSC’s Bridges

Jun 1, 2016 |

Roughly three months into early operations, the Bridges computing resources being deployed at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is bearing fruit. Designed to accommodate traditional HPC and big data analytics, Bridges had supported 245 projects as of May 26. This ramping up of the NSF-funded ($9.6 M) Bridges project is an important step in delivering practical Read more…

Cavium Unveils ThunderX2 Plans, Reports ARM Traction is Growing

May 31, 2016 |

Cavium yesterday rolled out plans for ThunderX2, the next generation of its ThunderX line of ARM system-on-a-chip (SOC) processors. Given all of the recent noise around Intel’s Broadwell and Knights Landing chips, the announcement is a reminder that the ARM camp continues to make what it believes is steady progress into the x86-dominated landscape. Cavium made Read more…