All signs indicate a healthy continuing demand for mobile technology that can support ever-more-demanding eye-candy and apps on very-high-resolution display devices. According to independent high performance computing expert Rob Farber, mobile tech is where the money is right now in computer technology.
Rackform iServ R456 is a server equipped with Intel Xeon E7-4800v2 processors, formerly named...
Encryption and nuclear weapons are two easily recognized examples where a combinatorial...
The Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) at Bielefeld University has added TimeLogic’s latest J-series Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware to their computational tools platform. TimeLogic’s DeCypher systems are designed to greatly increase the speed of sequence comparison by combining custom FPGA circuitry with optimized implementations of BLAST, Smith-Waterman, Hidden Markov Model and gene modeling algorithms.
Opteron 6338P and 6370P 12- and 16-core server processors, code named “Warsaw,” are designed for enterprise workloads. The processors feature the “Piledriver” core and are fully socket and software compatible with the existing AMD Opteron 6300 Series.
Silicon Mechanics has launched its 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant program, in which the company will donate a complete high-performance computer cluster as part of a highly competitive research grant. The competition is open to all US and Canadian qualified post-secondary institutions, university-affiliated research institutions, non-profit research institutions, and researchers at federal labs with university affiliations.
GE Intelligent Platforms announced that it has received an order from the High Performance Systems Branch (RITB) of the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate (RI) for a HPEC (High Performance Embedded Computing) system that will enable the development and deployment of advanced neuromorphic architectures and algorithms for adaptive learning, large-scale dynamic data analytics and reasoning.
2U TwinPro and TwinPro2 2U servers are available in 2-node (TwinPro) and 4-node (TwinPro²) configurations optimized for high-end, high-density data center, cloud computing, enterprise, HPC and big data applications.
Mobile technology is where the money is right now in computer technology. Current leadership class supercomputers are “wowing” the HPC world with petaflop/s performance through the combined use of several thousand GPUs or Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, but in reality the sale of a few thousand of these devices is insignificant when compared against the 1.5 billon cellphone processors and 190 million tablet processors ...
Researchers at Stanford and Google have conducted an unprecedented, atom-scale simulation of the receptor site's transformation, a feat that could have significant impact on drug design.
Researchers are developing computers capable of "approximate computing" to perform calculations good enough for certain tasks that don't require perfect accuracy, potentially doubling efficiency and reducing energy consumption.
A new "spider bot" is being used to research how to evolve computer brains in ways that are more similar to how animal brains are organized.
The ArrayFire 2.0 software library features full commercial support for OpenCL devices, including all AMD APUs and AMD FirePro graphics, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, CUDA GPUs from NVIDIA, and other OpenCL devices from Imagination, Freescale, ARM, Altera and Apple.
Global supercomputer leader Cray announced the Center for Computational Sciences (CCS) at the University of Tsukuba in Japan has put a Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer into production. The new Cray CS300 system has been combined with the University’s current Cray cluster supercomputer, and is providing researchers and scientists with a 1.1 petaflop system for computational science.
Change is a given in the technology world as new products excite interest, generate sales and, ultimately, define profitability. No technology company is “too big to fail,” which means that the current market giants recognize they can easily become a name from the past, like SUN Microsystems and Digital Equipment Corporation, unless they aggressively innovate.
The beta release of the TotalView 8.13 parallel debugger for parallel applications written in C, C++ and Fortran features a combination of capabilities for pinpointing and fixing hard-to-find bugs, such as race conditions, memory leaks and memory overruns.
It is easy to cast jealous eyes towards the most powerful supercomputers in the world, e.g. Tianhe-2 with its three million cores of Xeon and Phi processors, or Titan with its 18,000 GPUs, and wish you had the budget to deploy such facilities. However, most HPC service managers and users must return from such whims, plummeting back to the much smaller-scale HPC that is their reality.
The 4U two-node FatTwin platform features two ultra-high-performance compute nodes, each supporting dual Intel XeonE5-2600 v2 “Ivy Bridge” processors (up to 130W TDP) and up to six Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) based Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors.
The Tundra Open HPC clustered architecture can support up to 108 high performance compute servers in a single rack with improved serviceability and investment protection. It is based on the Open Compute Project’s Open Rack form factor that re-engineers the conventional data center rack for maximum power efficiency
nCore HPC, a global provider of high performance, low latency HPC systems, services and solutions, announced that Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has become the first customer of nCore’s BrownDwarf Y-class supercomputer. BrownDwarf is a heterogeneous ARM- + DSP-based system that delivers supercomputer-class performance at significantly reduced power levels.
JARVICE HPC Cloud Platform is designed for heterogeneous hardware computing environments. The platform enables users and developers to benefit from high performance cloud hardware to create Nimbix Application Environments (NAEs) for high throughput batch processing.
Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean. The system at Carnegie Mellon University is called NEIL, short for Never Ending Image Learning. In mid-July, it began searching the Internet for images 24/7 and, in tiny steps, is deciding for itself how those images relate to each other...
Global supercomputer company Cray announced the Cray CS300 line of cluster supercomputers and the Cray XC30 supercomputers are now available with the NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerators. Designed to solve the most demanding supercomputing challenges, the NVIDIA Tesla K40 provides 40 percent higher peak performance than its predecessor, the Tesla K20X GPU.
Veteran technologist, entrepreneur and confessed “geek,” Steve Oberlin has joined NVIDIA to help lead the company’s high-performance computing initiative. As chief technology officer (CTO) for NVIDIA’s Tesla business unit, Oberlin will be responsible for NVIDIA’s Tesla roadmap and architecture.
The Cray Compiler Environment (CCE) is available on the Cray CS300 line of cluster supercomputers and is HPC-optimized for highly parallel environments. It supports OpenACC and is designed to support x86 processors, NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.
RSC PetaStream from RSC Group sets a world record of computing density of 1 PFLOPS peak performance per rack with just 1 m2, or 11 ft2, footprint, which is five times greater than the previous record of 211 TFLOPS per rack that was set by RSC Tornado supercomputer architecture earlier this year.
The new Wolverine family of coprocessors from Convey Computer is a powerful line of application accelerators that provide application-specific hardware acceleration for key algorithms.
NASA’s quantum computing project is an experiment to assess the potential of quantum computers to perform calculations that are difficult or impossible using conventional supercomputers in a realistic timeframe. The project is a collaboration among teams at NASA, Google and the Universities Space Research Association.
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