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Archives for March 2014

Video: Introduction to GPUs

“This talk will provide a general introduction to the GPU Development ecosystem by example of typical data processing tasks, compared to other solutions. It will give an overview of key architecture aspects that make amazingly high GPU performance possible.”

Arista Networks Files for IPO

Arista Networks filed for an initial public offering today. Founded by Andy Bechtolsheim, Arista builds switches that handle traffic at large internet data centers for companies including Facebook Inc, Yahoo Inc, Comcast Corp and Citigroup Inc. The company said it would raise $200 million from the offering, but the final size of the IPO could vary.

How Much Should a Teraflop Cost?

“Why not pay only for what you need, when you need it? Using our JARVICE supercomputer, we can deliver 120 teraFLOPS for less than $200 per hour. The same electromagnetic simulation costing close to $600 on the ManeFrame (in slice of CAPEX cost alone) can be yours for only $156 total on the Nimbix cloud. And unlike the ManeFrame, it shuts off automatically when it’s done, so you don’t keep paying even when it’s idle. The $156 includes space, cooling, power, and humans to help make sure it runs smoothly as well. Don’t forget that you can’t just “slice off” $600 of ManeFrame – you still have to invest $6.5 million, plus the operating costs. With JARVICE, the $156 is the total amount you pay for the example job with no other strings attached.”

Nvidia’s Steve Oberlin on his New Role as CTO for Accelerated Computing

In this video from GTC 2014, Steve Oberlin from Nvidia describes his new role as Chief Technical Officer for Accelerated Computing. Along the way, he discusses: the HPC lessons learned from the CRAY T3E and other systems, Nvidia’s plans to tackle the challenges of the HPC Memory Wall, the current status on Project Denver, and how Nvidia plans to couple to the POWER architecture in future systems.

Radio Free HPC Looks at GTC 2014 Technology Announcements

With their upcoming Pascal generation of GPUs, Nvidia plans to bring NVLink and 3D stacked memory to market in their ongoing battle against the HPC memory wall. “This is our 50th episode of Radio Free HPC, so I’d like to offer a Tip of the Hat to my co-hosts, Henry Newman and Dan Olds!”

Silicon Mechanics Appoints Former Disney Exec Daniel Chow as COO

Silicon Mechanics has announced the appointment of Daniel Chow as Chief Operating Officer. Mr Chow will lead Silicon Mechanics’ project management, business integration, architecture/engineering, and production groups.

HPC Advisory Council Announces Brazil Conference for May 26

The HPC Advisory Council just announced the HPCAC Brazil Conference, which takes place on May 26, 2014, in São Paulo, Brazil.

Video: Rich and Dan Test Drive a Tesla at GTC 2014

In this video, Dan Olds and Rich Brueckner from Radio Free HPC take a Tesla Motors electric sedan for a test drive. Dan has a lead foot, so hang on and come along for the ride!

Where in the World is the Man in the Red Hat?

With all the HPC events this Spring, it really is March Madness for us at insideHPC. In fact, I’ll be on the road for nearly a month straight bringing you the very latest in High Performance Computing. And now with Go Pro Traveling, you can follow along.

This Week in HPC: Highlights from GTC and the National HPCC Conference

In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research compare notes on GTC and the National HPCC Conference, which took place this week on opposite coasts.