Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest HPC news and analysis.

AMD Steps up with their own Radeon R7 High Performance SSDs

radeonr7_display

In a surprise move today, AMD announced a new line of high performance SSDs. And while these devices are targeted at the PC gaming market, one has to wonder if this is a first step towards enterprise and possibly even HPC products.

Video: For Big Data and Technical Computing, Infrastructure Matters

Addison Snell, Intersect360 Research

In this video, Intersect360 Research CEO Addison Snell describes the dynamics unfolding in the technical computing market, and its convergence with big data analytics. “In their customer surveys on big data, Intersect360 finds that end users need to scale their environments from desktops to servers, to clusters of servers, to large supercomputers. Mr. Snell notes that IBM is a leader in HPC and Big Data that is making the investments to extend that leadership.”

Clemson Becomes the Latest CUDA Teaching Center

Josh Levine shows how GPUs work in his McAdams Hall office at Clemson University.

Today Clemson University Monday announced that it has been named a CUDA Teaching Center.

RCE Podcast on the Numba Just-in-time Compiler for Accelerating Python

RCE Podcast logo

In this RCE Podcast, Brock Palen and Jeff Squyres discuss the Numba just-in-time compiler with Stanley Seibert from Continuum Analytics.

U.S. Government Clears Lenovo to Acquire IBM x86 Business

The approval of the $2.3 billion sale to Lenovo enables IBM to focus on system and software innovations that bring new kinds of value to IBM clients in areas such as cognitive computing, Big Data and cloud, and provides clarity and confidence to current x86 customers that they will have a strong partner going forward.

Video: American Supercomputer Pilot Episode

super

In this parody of the American Chopper tv show, PSSC Labs presents a pilot for American Supercomputer. Here we watch PSSC Labs successfully deploy University of Rhode Island’s fastest supercomputer.

This Week in HPC: Chips Heat Up in Silicon Valley and a Big Week for Processor News

this week in hpc

In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research look at recent processor announcements from the HotChips Conference.

OLCF Seeking Teams for OpenACC Hackathon

hackathon

OLCF is sponsoring an OpenACC Hackathon the week of Oct. 27.

NSF Study to Probe Advantages of FPGAs for Deep Learning in Computer Vision

NSF_Logo

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.

Documentary: Cray Research at Chippewa Falls

dvd

The Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology commissioned Twin Cities filmmaker Richard Cornell to produce this documentary of the origins of Cray Research and the birth of the supercomputer in Chippewa Falls. The film includes interviews with 15 early Cray Research leaders, engineers and other employees.