The HSA Foundation seeks to create applications that seamlessly blend scalar processing on the CPU, parallel processing on the GPU, and optimized processing on the DSP via high bandwidth shared memory access enabling greater application performance at low power consumption.
“We aimed at a good mix between industry, government labs, and academia, both from across the US as well as world-wide. We have several teams from Europe, for example Mont-Blanc, announcing the attack of the killer cellphones, or a team from Cern showing techniques for next-generation traffic engineering on WANs using OpenFlow.”
“This partnership will bring supercomputer performance to the corporate data center, expanding the use of GPU accelerators well beyond the traditional supercomputing and technical computing markets,” said Ian Buck, vice president of Accelerated Computing at Nvidia. “It will also provide existing supercomputing and high performance computing customers with new choices and technologies to build powerful, energy-efficient systems that drive innovation and scientific discovery.”
In this video, supercomputing teams compete in the Intel Parallel Universe Computing Challenge, a game show-style trivia & programming competition recorded live at SC13. Hosted by Mike Bernhardt and James Reinders, this opening battle pits the von Neumann Bottlenecks from LLNL versus Seoul National University.