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Intel® Xeon Phi™ Processor—Highly Parallel Computing Engine for HPC

For decades, Intel has been enabling insight and discovery through its technologies and contributions to parallel computing and High Performance Computing (HPC). Central to the company’s most recent work in HPC is a new design philosophy for clusters and supercomputers called Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF), an approach designed to enable sustained, balanced performance as the community pushes towards the Exascale era.

Discover why GPUs are driving the future of HPC

According to the latest Intersect360 Research site census data, of the 50 most popular application packages mentioned by HPC users, 34 have offer GPU support, including 9 of the top 10. As is evident from the number of GPU-accelerated applications available in areas such as chemical research, physics, structural analysis, and visualization, the use of this accelerator technology has become well established in the HPC user community. “According to the latest Intersect360 Research site census data, of the 50 most popular application packages mentioned by HPC users, 34 have offer GPU support, including 9 of the top 10. As is evident from the number of GPU-accelerated applications available in areas such as chemical research, physics, structural analysis, and visualization, the use of this accelerator technology has become well established in the HPC user community.”

Epiphany Chip to be Powered by SWARM Programming Environment

This week multicore chipmaker Adapteva announced that it will use the SWARM runtime machine to run on its Epiphany multicore processor. SWARM (Swift Adaptive Runtime Machine) provides an intermediate layer programming environment that supports application development. “The Epiphany microprocessor redefined the meaning of real-time computing and will allow for the introduction of advanced applications not […]

Microsoft Embraces GPU Computing

NVIDA’s Sanford Russell writes that Microsoft’s recent work on a new programming language extension called C++ AMP will accelerate the adoption of GPU computing. He contends that the move will push programmers get off the fence and go with GPU computing. “The take away from Microsoft’s announcement today is that the GPU computing space has reached maturity, […]