Andrew Jones: A Preview of ISC’12

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Andrew Jones from NAG in the UK gives us a preview of what to expect at ISC’12 in Hamburg.

As at ISC’11 last year (and SC11), I think there will be a strong fight for attention in the key area of manycore/GPU devices – and a matching search for evidence of real progress. So far the loudest voice has been NVidia and CUDA, especially following NVidia’s successful GTC event recently. However, interest in Intel’s MIC (Knights Corner) is strong and growing – MIC has often been a big discussion topic in workshops, conferences and meetings over the last year. As the MIC product launch gets closer, people will be making obvious comparisons with NVidia’s Kepler announced at the GTC.

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