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Archives for January 2008

PRACE starts with kick-off in Julich

Over 60 representatives from 14 European Countries held the kick-off meeting of the PRACE project at the Research Centre Jülich on January 29 and 30, 2008. PRACE lays the foundations for a future European supercomputer infrastructure. At the end of 2007 the project received a grant from the European Commission towards a total budget of […]

CNET Interview with Dave Turek

CNET has an interesting with Dave Turek, VP of IBM’s Deep Computing group. The interview covers everything from the competitiveness of the US in the world HPC arena, IBM’s Top500 dominance with the BlueGene and the future of HPC on a global scale. Check it out here.

Lustre User Group Meeting

Sun has just announced details for the 6th annual Lustre User Group meeting.   This will be the first LUG meeting since Sun bought CFS in 2007. Details: What? Lustre User Group Meeting [LUG] 2008 Where? The Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa When? April 28-30, 2008 For more details and registration information, wander over […]

ATI Graphics Board Breaks One Teraflop

ATI has announced the release of their Radeon HD 3870 X2 GPU, which marks the first graphics processor to break the teraflop barrier. The X2 combines two 55nm Radeon HD 3870 GPUs on a single graphics board connected through CrossFire technology. The mixture combines to nearly double the performance of the original 3870. PC gaming […]

Sun reports Q2, posts profit

From AP coverage on Friday Though happy about Sun Microsystems Inc.’s second-quarter results, investors remained wary about the server and software maker’s ability to prosper under intensifying pressure from rivals. Sun’s reported earnings were better by a smidge — if by “smidge” I mean penny, which I do — than analyst estimates, and shares were […]

NSF center director to keynote at MRSC2008

Alan George, Director of the NSF Center of High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC), and Mike Giles, Professor of Scientific Computing at Oxford University Computing Laboratory, are to give a keynote talks at the Many-core and Reconfigurable Supercomputing Conference (MRSC) 2008, to be held in Belfast April 1-3. MRSC2008 has also extended the deadline for submission of […]

Daily Takeout for January 25

Today’s Takeout brings news of Intel’s great sales and bad Wall Street news and AMD’s just bad news. Earnings seasons for the chip makers on the Daily Takeout. You can find the original stories at and Download the podcast. Subscribe to the podcast feed. Subscribe in iTunes. Listen [audio:]

NVIDIA Working on GPGPUs for Apple Macs

NVIDIA Corporation is in early development stages of producing a version of their Tesla line of general purpose graphics processors [GPGPUs] for Apple Macs. The device will most certainly support NVIDIA’s CUDA development architecture, already running on Windows and Linux platforms. No further details were available as of this writing, but keep your eyes peeled. […]

AMD shares rise on partnership speculation

I thought this was interesting, but at this point I’d say its not more than rumors. From Dow Jones MarketWatch Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose more than 10% Wednesday on speculation that the chipmaker may form a deeper partnership with International Business Machines Corp. …Analyst Krishna Shankar of JMP Securities said in a […]

HPC Server 2008 vidcast

Giovanni Marchetti over at MS TechNet has posted a beta of his intro to HPC Server 2008 vidcast (it’s a playback of a LiveMeeting session talking about HPCS). It’s linked to from Giovanni’s post. I haven’t watched it, so if you do post your thoughts and reactions here for everyone else. I have received feedback […]