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AMD FirePro W9100 Professional Graphics Card

April 8, 2014 8:54 am | AMD | Product Releases | Comments

The AMD FirePro W9100 professional graphics card is designed for next-generation 4K workstations accelerated by OpenCL (Open Computing Language). With up to 2.62 TFLOPS double precision of GPU compute power and ultra-high resolution multi-display capabilities, video, design and engineering professionals can utilize 16 GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 memory and multi-task across up to six 4K displays.

GE Joins NVIDIA on Tegra K1-based, High Performance Embedded Computing

March 26, 2014 5:03 pm | by General Electric Company | News | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to bring products based on the...

Mobile Tech: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

March 10, 2014 10:13 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Blogs | Comments

All signs indicate a healthy continuing demand for mobile technology that can support ever-more-...

Rackform iServ R456 Server

March 7, 2014 12:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rackform iServ R456 is a server equipped with Intel Xeon E7-4800v2 processors, formerly named...

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Mobile Tech: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

March 10, 2014 10:13 am | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Blogs | Comments

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 Server

March 7, 2014 12:46 pm | Silicon Mechanics | Product Releases | Comments

Rackform iServ R456 is a server equipped with Intel Xeon E7-4800v2 processors, formerly named Ivy Bridge-EX. The server features four Intel Xeon E7-4800v2 processors and up to 96 DDR3 DIMMs, triple the memory of previous products based on Intel Xeon E7-4800 processors.

Create Mobile to HPC Applications using a Single Source Tree

March 3, 2014 10:00 am | by Rob Farber | Articles | Comments

Encryption and nuclear weapons are two easily recognized examples where a combinatorial explosion is a sought after characteristic. In the software development world, combinatorial explosions are bad. In particular, it is far too easy to become lost in the minutia of writing code that can run efficiently on NVIDIA GPUs, AMD GPUs, x86, ARM and Intel Xeon Phi while also addressing the numerous compiler and user interface vagaries

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Intel Xeon Processor E7 v2 Family

February 18, 2014 4:41 pm | Intel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family delivers capabilities to process and analyze large, diverse amounts of data to unlock information that was previously inaccessible. The processor family has triple the memory capacity of the previous generation processor family, allowing much faster and thorough data analysis.

Accelerated Bioinformatics: CeBiTec FPGA Platform Runs Tera-BLAST Hundreds of Times Faster

January 28, 2014 12:29 pm | by TimeLogic | News | Comments

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.

AMD Opteron 6338P and 6370P Processors

January 24, 2014 2:09 pm | AMD | Product Releases | Comments

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 Launches Research Cluster Grant Competition

January 15, 2014 10:24 am | by Silicon Mechanics | News | Comments

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.

US Air Force Research Laboratory Orders 20 Teraflop Rugged Computer System

January 14, 2014 2:49 pm | by GE Intelligent Platforms | News | Comments

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.

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2U TwinPro/TwinPro2 Servers

January 10, 2014 1:20 pm | Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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 Tech between a Rock and a Hard Place

January 6, 2014 2:17 pm | by Rob Farber | Articles | Comments

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 ...

Stanford, Google Team Up to Simulate Key Drug Receptor

December 20, 2013 4:04 pm | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford University | News | Comments

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.                   

'Approximate Computing' Improves Efficiency, Saves Energy

December 18, 2013 4:03 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

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.       

'Spider Bot' Helps Evolve Artificial Brains

December 18, 2013 3:58 pm | by University of Wyoming | News | Comments

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.                               

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ArrayFire 2.0

December 17, 2013 9:38 am | Accelereyes | Product Releases | Comments

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.

University of Tsukuba Puts Cray CS300 Cluster into Production in Japan

December 12, 2013 2:21 pm | by Cray | News | Comments

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.

Preserving Sanity in the Face of Rampant Technology Change

December 4, 2013 4:16 pm | by Rob Farber | Articles | Comments

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.

TotalView 8.13 Parallel Debugger Beta Release

December 3, 2013 1:58 pm | Rogue Wave Software | Product Releases | Comments

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.

How Does your HPC Service Compare with the Industry’s Best?

November 27, 2013 11:44 am | by Andrew Jones | Articles | Comments

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.

Two-node 4U FatTwin Server Platform

November 27, 2013 11:35 am | Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Tundra Open HPC Cluster Solutions

November 27, 2013 11:08 am | Penguin Computing | Product Releases | Comments

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

PNNL First Customer of BrownDwarf Y-Class Supercomputer

November 27, 2013 11:00 am | by nCore HPC | News | Comments

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

November 26, 2013 3:55 pm | by Nimbix, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

New Research Aims to Teach Computers Common Sense

November 25, 2013 3:09 pm | by Kevin Begos, Associated Press | News | Comments

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...

Cray Adds Tesla K40 GPU Accelerators to its Complete Supercomputing Systems Line

November 25, 2013 1:54 pm | by Cray | News | Comments

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.

NVIDIA Announces New Tesla CTO

November 22, 2013 4:02 pm | by NVIDIA | News | Comments

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.

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