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Video: APU Clusters and “Watts” Powering the Future of HPC

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Penguin Computing just announced the Altus Altus 2a30, a building block for the first application optimized accelerated processing unit (APU) clusters, making seamless GPU and CPU memory sharing on clusters a reality based on heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) from AMD. The shared memory capability involves very lightweight context switches to switch instantaneously between the GPU and CPU, whichever code runs best at a given moment.

AMD Awarded $32 Million FastForward2 Contract

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Today ​AMD announced that for the third straight year it was awarded research grants for development of critical technologies needed for extreme-scale computing in conjunction with projects associated with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Program, known as “FastForward 2.”

This Week in HPC: HP Splits Up While AMD CEO Steps Down, Plus a Fall Conference Recap

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research discuss the split of HP and the new CEO at AMD. After the break, they look back on their recent travels to a series of Fall HPC conferences.

StartupHPC Meetup at SC14 Beefs Up Agenda

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AMD’s Karl Freund and UberCloud’s Wolfgang Gentzsch will be featured speakers at the StartupHPC Meetup at SC14 in New Orleans.

AMD Steps up with their own Radeon R7 High Performance SSDs

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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.

White Paper Looks at New AMD Compute Core Implementation

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In a new white paper, AMD redefines the Compute Core as “Any core capable of running at least one process in its own context and virtual memory space, independently from other cores.” It’s a fascinating look into the new Kaveri chip and HSA.

How Michael Waltrip Racing Speeds Past the NASCAR Competition with AMD

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In this video from SC13, Donour Sizemore from Michael Waltrip Racing describes how his team uses AMD processors to CFD analysis of new NASCAR vehicle designs. According to Sizemore, even minute changes in the design of the vehicle can make the difference in their race to victory.

AMD Introduces New Software Development Tools

AMD has announced a new set of software development tools and solutions to optimize their applications for OpenCL standards, allowing developers to create systems more quickly based on AMD’s new Fusion Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). “AMD is working closely with the developer community to make it easier to bring the benefits of heterogeneous […]