HPC

Kicking off this week is SC, the annual ACM/IEEE sponsored supercomputing conference in the United States. At this show last year, AMD announced the Boltzmann Initiative, their ambitious plan to overhaul their HPC software stack for GPUs. Recognizing that much of NVIDIA’s early and continued success has been due to the quality of the CUDA software ecosystem, AMD set out to create an ecosystem that could rival and even interact with CUDA, in hopes of closing the software gap between the two companies. Now at SC16, the company is both updating participants on the current state of Boltzmann, along with providing the latest software update to the project. Now going under the name the Radeon Open Compute Platform – ROCm – AMD shipped the initial...

New ARM IP Launched: CMN-600 Interconnect for 128 Cores and DMC-620, an 8Ch DDR4 IMC

You need much more than a good CPU core to conquer the server world. As more cores are added, the way data moves from one part of the silicon...

14 by Johan De Gelas on 9/27/2016

ARM Research Summit 2016 Keynote Live Blog

ARM's first Research Summit is happening today at Churchill College, Cambridge. We have near-front row seats and are expecting some details on future HPC plans today. Dr Chris Doran...

6 by Ian Cutress on 9/15/2016

ARM Announces ARM v8-A with Scalable Vector Extensions: Aiming for HPC and Data Center

Today ARM is announcing an update to their line of architecture license products. With the goal of moving ARM more into the server, the data center, and high-performance computing...

15 by Ian Cutress on 8/22/2016

Intel Announces Knights Mill: A Xeon Phi For Deep Learning

In a brief announcement as part of today’s Day 2 ketnote for IDF 2016, Intel has announced a new member of the Xeon Phi family. The new part, currently...

24 by Ryan Smith on 8/17/2016

IBM, NVIDIA and Wistron Develop New OpenPOWER HPC Server with POWER8 CPUs

IBM, NVIDIA and Wistron have introduced their second-generation server for high-performance computing (HPC) applications at the OpenPOWER Summit. The new machine is designed for IBM’s latest POWER8 microprocessors, NVIDIA’s...

50 by Anton Shilov on 4/6/2016

NVIDIA Unveils the DGX-1 HPC Server: 8 Teslas, 3U, Q2 2016

For a few years now, NVIDIA has been flirting with the server business as a means of driving the growth of datacenter sales of their products. A combination of...

30 by Ryan Smith & Ian Cutress on 4/6/2016

AMD Announces FirePro S9300 X2: Dual Fiji for HPC

One of the more interesting consequences of GPUs being built on TSMC’s 28nm process for an extended period of time is that it has forced both vendors to compensate...

19 by Ryan Smith on 3/31/2016

SuperComputing 15: Intel’s Knights Landing / Xeon Phi Silicon on Display

There are lots of stories to tell from the SuperComputing 15 conference here in Austin, but a clear overriding theme – in order to reach ‘Exascale’ (the fancy name...

26 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2015

A Few Notes on Intel’s Knights Landing and MCDRAM Modes from SC15

When learning about new hardware, there are always different angles to look at it. For the most part, manufacturers talking to the media will focus on the hardware aspects...

10 by Ian Cutress on 11/16/2015

Exploring Intel’s Omni-Path Network Fabric

For several months now we have been talking about Intel’s Omni-Path network fabric, the company’s next-generation 100Gbps netwoking fabric technology. Typically Omni-Path has come up alongside discussions of Intel’s...

16 by Ryan Smith on 8/26/2015

Quick Note: Intel “Knights Landing” Xeon Phi & Omni-Path 100 @ ISC 2015

Taking place this week in Frankfurt, Germany is the 2015 International Supercomputing Conference. One of the two major supercomputing conferences of the year, ISC tends to be the venue...

53 by Ryan Smith on 7/13/2015

NVIDIA @ ICML 2015: CUDA 7.5, cuDNN 3, & DIGITS 2 Announced

Taking place this week in Lille, France is the 2015 International Conference on Machine Learning, or ICML. Now in its 32nd year, the annual event is one of the...

27 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2015

Intel & Cray Land Contract for 2 Dept. of Energy Supercomputers

Late last year the United States Department of Energy kicked off the awards phase of their CORAL supercomputer upgrade project, which would see three of the DoE’s biggest national...

35 by Ryan Smith on 4/9/2015

Intel's Xeon Phi: After Knights Landing Comes Knights Hill

As SC’14 rolls on this week, taking part in the show’s events is Intel, who was at the show to deliver an update on the Xeon Phi lineup. As...

15 by Ryan Smith on 11/18/2014

NVIDIA Launches Tesla K80, GK210 GPU

Kicking off today is the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis, better known as SC. For NVIDIA, next to their annual GPU Technology Conference...

28 by Ryan Smith on 11/17/2014

NVIDIA Volta, IBM POWER9 Land Contracts For New US Government Supercomputers

The launch of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Titan Supercomputer was in many ways a turning point for NVIDIA’s GPU compute business. Though already into their third generation of Tesla...

29 by Ryan Smith on 11/17/2014

Intel’s "Knights Landing" Xeon Phi Coprocessor Detailed

Continuing our ISC 2014 news announcements for the week, next up is Intel. Intel has taken to ISC to announce further details about the company’s forthcoming Knights Landing processor...

41 by Ryan Smith on 6/26/2014

ISC 2014: NVIDIA Tesla Cards Add ARM64 Host Compatibility

Kicking off this week for the world of supercomputing is the 2014 International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany. One of the major supercomputing conferences, ISC is Europe’s largest supercomputing...

6 by Ryan Smith on 6/23/2014

NVIDIA @ ISC 2013: CUDA 5.5 Released & More

As the 2013 International Supercomputing Conference continues this week, product and technology announcements continue to trickle out of the show. NVIDIA of course is no stranger to this show...

5 by Ryan Smith on 6/18/2013

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