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Fundamental Chemistry Findings Could Help Extend Moore’s Law

July 16, 2014 11:49 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Over the years, computer chips have gotten smaller, thanks to advances in materials science and manufacturing technologies. This march of progress, the doubling of transistors on a microprocessor roughly every two years, is called Moore’s Law. But there’s one component of the chip-making process in need of an overhaul if Moore’s law is to continue: the chemical mixture called photoresist.

Cray Awarded Contract to Install India's First Cray XC30 Supercomputer

July 16, 2014 3:33 am | by Cray | News | Comments

The Cray XC30 system will be used by a nation-wide consortium of scientists called the Indian...

On the Trail of Paradigm-Shifting Methods for Solving Mathematical Models

July 15, 2014 10:11 am | by Hengguang Li | Blogs | Comments

How using CPU/GPU parallel computing is the next logical step - My work in...

IBM Announces $3B Research Initiative to Tackle Chip Grand Challenges for Cloud and Big Data Systems

July 9, 2014 4:58 pm | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM has announced it is investing $3 billion over the next five years in two broad research and...

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FirePro W8100 Professional Graphics Card

July 8, 2014 3:52 pm | AMD | Product Releases | Comments

The FirePro W8100 professional graphics card is designed to enable new levels of workstation performance delivered by the second-generation AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. Powered by OpenCL, it is ideal for the next generation of 4K CAD (computing-aided design) workflows, engineering analysis and supercomputing applications.

Research Could Lead to Dramatic Data Farm Energy Savings

July 2, 2014 3:52 pm | by Tina Hilding, Washington State University | News | Comments

Washington State University has developed a wireless network on a computer chip that could reduce energy consumption at huge data farms by as much as 20 percent.                         

AppliedMicro Readies 64-bit ARM-based SoC for HPC

July 2, 2014 11:58 am | by AppliedMicro | News | Comments

AppliedMicro has announced the readiness of the X-Gene Server on a Chip based on the 64-bit ARMv8-Aarchitecture for High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads.                         

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Eurotech Combines Applied Micro 64-bit ARM CPUs and NVIDIA GPU Accelerators for HPC

July 2, 2014 8:07 am | Eurotech, Nvidia Corporation | News | Comments

Eurotech has teamed up with AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation and NVIDIA to develop a new, original high performance computing (HPC) system architecture that combines extreme density and best-in-class energy efficiency. The new architecture is based on an innovative highly modular and scalable packaging concept. 

Design lets chip manage local memory stores efficiently using an Internet-style communication network.

Chip with 36 Cores Unveiled

June 25, 2014 9:18 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | News | Comments

For years, Li-Shiuan Peh has argued that the massively multicore chips of the future will need to resemble little Internets, where each core has an associated router, and data travels between cores in packets of fixed size. This week, at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture, Peh’s group unveiled a 36-core chip that features just such a “network-on-chip.”

A new structure developed by UCLA researchers for more energy-efficient computer chips. The arrows indicate the effective magnetic field due to the structure's asymmetry. Courtesy of UCLA Engineering

Innovative Nanoscale Structure Could Yield Higher-performance Computer Memory

June 12, 2014 3:22 pm | by Matthew Chin, UCLA | News | Comments

Researchers at UCLA have created a nanoscale magnetic component for computer memory chips that could significantly improve their energy efficiency and scalability. The design brings a new and highly sought-after type of magnetic memory one step closer to being used in computers, mobile electronics such as smart phones and tablets, as well as large computing systems for big data.

High-resolution CESM simulation run on Yellowstone. This featured CAM-5 spectral element at roughly 0.25deg grid spacing, and POP2 on a nominal 0.1deg grid.

Building Momentum for Code Modernization: The Intel Parallel Computing Centers

June 9, 2014 12:06 pm | by Doug Black | Articles | Comments

Like a Formula One race car stuck in a traffic jam, HPC hardware performance is frequently hampered by HPC software. This is because some of the most widely used application codes have not been updated for years, if ever, leaving them unable to leverage advances in parallel systems. As hardware power moves toward exascale, the imbalance between hardware and software will only get worse. The problem of updating essential scientific ...

Intel Issues RFP for Intel Parallel Computing Centers

Join the Journey to Accelerate Discovery through Increased Parallelism

May 28, 2014 11:20 am | by Intel Parallel Computing Centers | Blogs | Comments

Solving some of the biggest challenges in society, industry and sciences requires dramatic increases in computing efficiency. Many HPC customers are sitting on incredible untapped compute reserves and they don’t even know it. The very people who are focused on solving the world’s biggest problems with high-performance computing are often only using a small fraction of the compute capability their systems provide. Why? Their software ...

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The new system will be named “Cori” in honor of American biochemist Gerty Theresa Cori, who was the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

NERSC, Cray, Intel Partner on Next-gen Extreme-Scale Computing System

April 30, 2014 9:46 am | by NERSC | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center and Cray Inc. announced that they have signed a contract for a next generation of supercomputer to enable scientific discovery at the DOE’s Office of Science (DOE SC).

In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers' proprietary business models, IBM through the OpenPOWER Foundation, released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor.

IBM Tackles Big Data Challenges with Open Server Innovation Model

April 24, 2014 8:43 am | by IBM | News | Comments

IBM has debuted new Power Systems servers that allow data centers to manage staggering data requirements with unprecedented speed, all built on an open server platform. In a move that sharply contrasts other chip and server manufacturers' proprietary business models, IBM released detailed technical specifications for its POWER8 processor, inviting collaborators and competitors alike to innovate on the processor and server platform

Intel is creating Intel Parallel Computing Centers (IPCCs) at leading institutions in HPC research to promote the modernization of essential application codes to increase their parallelism and scalability.

Intel Selects Georgia Tech as Site for Next Parallel Computing Center

April 22, 2014 12:25 pm | by Intel | News | Comments

As modern computer systems become more powerful, utilizing as many as millions of processor cores in parallel, Intel is looking for new ways to efficiently use these high performance computing (HPC) systems to accelerate scientific discovery. As part of this effort, Intel has selected Georgia Tech as the site of one of its Parallel Computing Centers.

Matthew Tolentino, Research Scientist, Intel

Matthew Tolentino

April 16, 2014 10:03 am | Biographies

Matthew Tolentino is a Research Scientist at Intel and an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.

Thomas Wild, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technische Universität München

Thomas Wild

April 16, 2014 8:56 am | Biographies

Thomas Wild's research interests include Many-core system on chip (SoC) architectures, Network processor (NPU) architectures, On-chip communication architectures, networks on chip (NoC), System level design methodologies, and Design space exploration.

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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 NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor to the embedded computing market.                         

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

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.

Mobile Tech: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

January 17, 2014 2:04 pm | by Suzanne Tracy, Editor-in-Chief, Scientific Computing and HPC Source | Videos | Comments

In this segment, we look at mobile technology. All signs indicate a healthy continuing demand for 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.

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.

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.

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