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Nallatech Rolls Out 510T FPGA Accelerator

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Today Nallatech announced the 510T FPGA co-processor. Designed to deliver ultimate performance per watt for compute-intensive datacenter applications, the 510T is a GPU-sized 16-lane PCIe 3.0 card featuring two of Altera’s new floating-point enabled Arria 10 FPGAs delivering up to sixteen times the performance of the previous generation. According to Nallatech, applications can achieve a total sustained performance of up to 3 TFlops.

Why Hardware is Leaving Software Behind

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In the first report from last week’s PRACEdays15 conference in Dublin, Tom Wilkie from Scientific Computing World considers why so much Exascale software will be open source and why engineers are not using parallel programs.

Intel to Purchase Altera for $16.7 Billion

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Intel announced plans to buy Altera, a maker of programmable logic semiconductors, for $16.7 billion, strengthening its presence in the datacenter market.

Slidecast: SRC Saturn 1 Server Taps FPGAs on HP Moonshot Platform

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In this slidecast, David Eaton and Mark Tellez from SRC Computer describe the company’s new Saturn 1 server, a dynamically reconfigurable modular system for hyperscale data centers and Web operations.

Radio Free HPC Looks at Recent Trends of Chipmaker Consolidation

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team looks at some interesting industry developments from the past week. Samsung is reportedly looking at buying AMD, Intel may acquire Altera, and Micron has snapped up Convey Computer.

How OpenCL Could Open the Gates for FPGAs

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“The silver bullet in HLS is the ability to take a sequential description that has been written in C and then find this parallelism, the concurrencies, without the user having to think. That was a necessary technology before we could do anything. It has been adopted by thousands of users already as a standalone technology, but what we do is embed that technology inside OpenCL compilers so that now it can be utilised in full software mode and it is fully compatible with OpenCL.”

This Week in HPC: Major IT Players Explore Alternate Architectures and Interest Accelerates for FPGAs and Quantum Computing

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research look at FPGAs for high performance computing. After that, they discuss the latest news on quantum computing.

Ghent University Speeds Genome Analysis with TimeLogic

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Using FPGA-based accelerators, TimeLogic’s DeCypher systems greatly increase the speed of sequence comparison.