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New IBM Power Systems Accelerated with GPUs for Big Data

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Today IBM introduced a new series of GPU-accelerated systems capable of handling massive amounts of computational data faster and at a nearly 20% better price performance than comparable Intel-based systems – providing clients a superior alternative to closed, commodity-based data center servers. The vastness of Big Data—of the 2.5 quintillion bytes of data generated on […]

Increasing the Throughput of your GPU-enabled Cluster with rCUDA

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“Although the use of GPUs has generalized nowadays, including GPUs in current HPC clusters presents several drawbacks mainly related with increased costs. In this talk we present how the use of remote GPU virtualization may overcome these drawbacks while noticeably increasing the overall cluster throughput. The talk presents real throughput measurements by making use of the rCUDA remote GPU virtualization middleware.”

Announcing the Cray XC40 Supercomputer with DataWarp Technology

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Burst Buffers are here! Today Cray announced the launch of the Cray XC40 supercomputer and the Cray CS 400 cluster supercomputer – the next-generation models of the Company’s high-end supercomputing systems and cluster solutions. Based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family, formerly code named “Haswell,” the new systems deliver a 2x improvement in performance over previous Cray XC and Cray CS systems.

Accelerators at ORNL – Application Readiness, Early Science, and Industry Impact

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In this video from the 2014 HPC User Forum in Seattle, John A. Turner from Oak Ridge National Laboratory presents: Accelerators at ORNL – Application Readiness, Early Science, and Industry Impact.

Advancing Science in Alternative Energy & Bioengineering with Many-Core Processors

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“We believe that the Intel path forward for HPC architecture and software offers a solution that allows for a simpler code base and reduced software effort. Optimizations for GPUs do not necessarily improve performance on CPUs.”

Nvidia Rolls Out Second-Generation Maxwell GPUs

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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.

Registration Open for Univ. of Houston Oil & Gas Workshop

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Registration is now open for the University of Houston Oil & Gas Workshop. With a theme of Directives and Tools for Accelerators: A Seismic Programming Shift, the annual event takes place Oct. 19-20 in Houston.

Nvidia cuDNN Speeds Deep Learning Applications

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Today Nvidia announced cuDNN, new software designed to help developers harness the power of GPU acceleration for deep learning applications in areas such as image classification, video analytics, speech recognition and natural language processing.

Accelerating CFD with PyFr on GPUs

Flow over a spoiler deployed at 90 degrees to the oncoming flow, computed on a mesh with 1.3 billion degrees of freedom using 184 x Nvidia M2090 GPUs (Emerald HPC facility at the Centre for Innovation UK).

Over at TechEnablement, Dr. Peter Vincent writes that PyFR is an open-source 5,000 line Python based framework for solving fluid-flow problems that can exploit many-core computing hardware such as GPUs.

This Week in HPC: Cray Creates GPU Heavy Server Node and New Exascale Recommendations for the DOE

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the new Cray CS-Storm supercomputer based on Nvidia GPUs. After that, the discussion turns to exascale investment recommendations coming out of a new report from a Department of Energy Task Force.