The Energy Efficient High Performance Computing Working Group at LBNL continues its mission promote energy-efficient HPC.
Two key projects within the US and Europe are attempting to solve the power challenge of exascale systems.
Over at the ARM Blog, Andrew Sloss writes that the ARM approach to Big Data and HPC sets out to maximize efficiency by not over-designing any particular component. The next era of systems will follow a-build-what-you-want style. By allowing the targeting of a SoC (System-on-Chip) to solve specific problems – one solution doesn’t fit both […]
Adapteva today introduced its Parallella University Program (PUP) for parallel programing research and/or education. Designed so universities can access inexpensive and open parallel computing hardware, the PUP program provides free hardware and developmental software specifically focused on parallel computing. The first offering via the PUP program will be the Parallella-16 computer, Adapteva’s Kickstarter-funded credit-card sized […]
In this video, Nvidia’s Mark Ebersole demonstrates Cuda development on an ARM-based platform. With CUDA 5.5, it is now possible to compile and run CUDA applications on ARM-based systems such as the Kayla development platform. In addition to native compilation on an ARM-based CPU system, it is also possible to cross-compile for ARM systems, allowing […]
Over at Tom’s Hardware, Kevin Parrish writes that the newly released CUDA 5.5 programming model now supports ARM platforms. It also features a number of advanced performance and productivity features including enhanced Hyper-Q support, MPI workload prioritization, guided performance analysis, and fast cross-compile on x86. Since developers started using CUDA in 2006, successive generations of […]
The Mont-Blanc project plans to exhibit at SC13 in Denver. With a mission to design a new type of Exascale computer architecture that uses 30 times less energy, Mont-Blanc will share space with the DEEP and Cresta European Exascale projects. A Mont-Blanc technical paper has been accepted to the SC13 technical program, entitled: Supercomputing with […]
This week Adapteva delivered the first Parallella computers ordered through its highly successful Kickstarter campaign. Powered by the company’s 16- and 64-core Epiphany multicore processors, Parallella is designed to bring parallel computing to a new generation of programmers in a low-cost, credit card-sized package. The Kickstarter community took a chance that we could deliver an […]
In this video, Otto Van Geet from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory provides an overview of current trends in the US regarding datacenter cooling methods. He also introduces the new energy reuse effectiveness metric (ERE) and encourages datacenter managers to use the waste energy produced by their facilities. View the slides.