In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team makes their tech predictions for 2016. Will secure firmware be the key differentiator for HPC vendors? Will this be the year of FPGAs? And could we see a 100 Petaflop machine on the TOP500 before the year ends?
In the past few years, accelerated computing has become strategically important for a wide range of applications. To gain performance on a variety of codes, hardware developers and software developers have concentrated their efforts to create systems that can accelerate certain applications by significant amount compared to what was previously possible.
OpenMP 4.0 standard now allows for the offloading of portions of the application, in order to take more advantage of many-core accelerators such as the Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor.
In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the new Fortissimo Foundation from A3Cube, a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system. For more details, check out our A3Cube Slidecast over at insideBIGDATA. After that, they look at Paypal’s use of TI Keystone DSP processors for systems intelligence. By analyzing their chaotic real-time server data, Paypal is getting real-time, organized, intelligent results with extreme energy efficiency using HP’s Moonshot servers.
Nvidia has introduced the new GM204 GPU based on the second-generation of the Maxwell architecture. And while the device is designed for advanced gaming graphics, it also makes for a great CUDA development platform for HPC.
The National Science Foundation is sponsoring a preliminary study to demonstrate the performance and power advantages of FPGAs over GPUs for Deep Learning in Computer Vision.
Today Eurotech announced that the company has teamed up with AppliedMicro Circuits Corporation and NVIDIA to develop a unique HPC system architecture that combines extreme density and best-in-class energy efficiency.
This week AMD announced its goal to deliver a 25x improvement in the energy efficiency of its Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) by 2020.
In this slidecast, John Gromala from HP describes the company’s new Apollo series of HPC servers. Tailor-made for the HPC market, the Apollo Series combines a modular design with innovative power distribution and air- and liquid-cooling techniques for extreme performance at rack scale, providing up to four times more performance per square foot than standard rack servers.
Heterogeneous hardware is now present in virtually all clusters. Make sure you can monitor all hardware on all installed clusters in a consistent fashion. With extra work and expertise, some open source tools can be customized for this task. There are few versatile and robust tools with a single comprehensive GUI or CLI interface that can consistently manage all popular HPC hardware and software. Any monitoring solution should not interfere with HPC workloads.