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Intel tackles FPGA HPC Memory Bottleneck

Intel recently announced the availability of the Intel Stratix 10 MX FPGA, the industry’s first field programmable gate array (FPGA) with integrated HBM2. By integrating the FPGA and the HBM2, Intel Stratix 10 MX FPGAs offer up to 10 times the memory bandwidth when compared when compared to standard DDR 2400 DIMM.

EuroExa Project puts Europe on the Road to Exascale

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Robert Roe writes that the EuroExa project has Europe on the road to Exascale computing. “Ultimately, the goals for exascale computing projects are focused on delivering and supporting an exascale-class supercomputer, but the benefits have the potential to drive future developments far beyond the small number of potential exascale systems. Projects such as EuroExa and the Exascale Computing Project in the US could have far-reaching benefits for smaller-scale HPC systems.”

Intel Unveils Industry’s First FPGA Integrated with HBM Memory

Today Intel announced the availability of the Intel Stratix 10 MX FPGA, the industry’s first field programmable gate array (FPGA) with integrated High Bandwidth Memory DRAM (HBM2). “To efficiently accelerate these workloads, memory bandwidth needs to keep pace with the explosion in data” said Reynette Au, vice president of marketing, Intel Programmable Solutions Group. “We designed the Intel Stratix 10 MX family to provide a new class of FPGA-based multi-function data accelerators for HPC and HPDA markets.”

Enabling Next-Generation Platforms Using Intel’s 3D System-in-Package Technology

This white paper evaluates system requirements for next-generation platforms and explains why conventional solutions may no longer be able to meet these requirements effectively. The paper introduces the heterogeneous 3D system- in-package (SiP) technology featured in Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs. This technology enables next-generation platforms by powering higher bandwidth, lower power, a smaller form factor, and increased functionality and fledibility. Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs feature 3D SiP-based transceivers across all densities.

Accelerating HPC with Intel FPGAs

FPGAs can improve performance per watt, bandwidth and latency. In this guest post, Intel explores how Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) can be used to accelerate high performance computing. “Tightly coupled programmable multi-function accelerator platforms, such as FPGAs from Intel, offer a single hardware platform that enables servers to address many different workloads needs—from HPC needs for the highest capacity and performance through data center requirements for load balancing capabilities to address different workload profiles.”

Intel Steps up to HPC & the Enterprise with FPGAs

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference in Denver, Michael Strickland describes how Intel FPGAs are  powering new levels of performance and datacenter efficiency with FPGAs. “Altera and Intel offers a broad range of FPGA devices – from the high performaning Stratix series to the flexible MAX 10 – so you can find a device that best meets your business needs.”

For HPC and Deep Learning, GPUs are here to stay

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, David Yip, HPC and Storage Business Development at OCF, provides his take on the place of GPU technology in HPC. “Using GPUs in the HPC datacenter in place of CPUs can dramatically increase the power requirements needed, but if your computational performance goes through the roof, then I’d argue it’s a trade-off worth making.”

Nallatech Showcases Next Generation FPGA Accelerators at SC17

Last week at SC17, Nallatech showcased their FPGA solutions for high-performance computing, low latency network acceleration, and data analytics. “FPGAs are being deployed in volume across a range of on-premise platforms and cloud infrastructure to achieve a step-change in application performance and energy-efficiency above and beyond what can be achieved using conventional processor technologies” said Craig Petrie, VP Business Development of FPGA Solutions at Nallatech. “We’re excited to be showcasing our new OpenCL-programmable ‘520’ product range featuring Intel Stratix-10 FPGAs. These server-qualified accelerator products have been engineered to cost-effectively solve demanding co-processing and real-time data ingest and enrichment applications.”

“The Ultimate Trading Machine” from Penguin Computing sets Record for Low Latency

The world of High Frequency Trading is all about reducing latency to make money. At the recent STAC Summit in Chicago, a Penguin Computing device called The Ultimate Trading Machine achieved a record-low 98 nanosecond tick-to-trade latency, some 18% faster than the previous world record. “Facing tremendous pressures to optimize the transaction lifecycle, the financial services industry helps drive innovations in many core technologies. At Penguin Computing, we empower our customers with with open technology solutions that achieve performance requirements while keeping costs low and avoiding vendor lock-in. We are proud to join with our partners to deliver this Ultimate Trading Machine.”

Intel FPGAs Power Acceleration-as-a-Service for Alibaba Cloud

Intel field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are now powering the Acceleration-as-a-Service of Alibaba Cloud. “Intel FPGAs offer us a more cost-effective way to accelerate cloud-based application performance for our customers who are running business applications and demanding data and scientific workloads,” said Jin Li, vice president of Alibaba Cloud. “Another key value of FPGAs is that they provide high performance at low power, and the flexibility for managing diverse computing workloads.”