Viewing posts from August, 2018

In Intel’s Arduous Journey to 10 nm, Moore's Law Comes Up Short

With a share price riding high and dominance in the datacentre market, it may seem perverse to state that Intel is a company facing a range of significant problems. So what caused the technology behemoth on the occasion of its 50th birthday to find itself so spectacularly on its back foot?

New TACC Supercomputer Will Go Into Production Next Year

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has announced “Frontera,” a Dell EMC cluster that will be the world’s most powerful academic supercomputer when it comes online in the summer of 2019.

New Processors in the Spotlight; Fujitsu, IBM, and Intel at Hot Chips

Episode 237: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze the HPC announcements from the Hot Chips conference.

China Aims to Be Global Leader in Superconducting Computers

China is investing $145 million to become a world leader in superconductor-based computing, a technology that could make semiconductor-powered supercomputers and datacenter servers obsolete.

The Anatomy of Winning Teams

In the second installment of our two-part report on the Student Cluster Competition (SCC), we trace the history of the top three teams at the recent ISC High Performance conference (ISC18) and look at the factors that drove their success.

IBM Wants to Take Server Memory in a New Direction

At the Hot Chips conference this week, IBM outlined its plans to develop a new open standard memory interface that would be able to talk to different types of memory devices besides just DDR.

Intel Offers More Specifics on Upcoming Cascade Lake Processor

At the Hot Chips conference this week, Intel provided a few more details on Cascade Lake, the upcoming Xeon Scalable Processor that is scheduled to start shipping before the end of the year.

Fujitsu Reveals Details of Processor That Will Power Post-K Supercomputer

Fujitsu has announced the specifications for A64FX, an Arm CPU that will power Japan’s first exascale supercomputer. The system, known as Post-K, is scheduled to begin operation in 2021.

A New NSF System for TACC; Plus Installations at NREL, Hokkaido, and Zimbabwe

Episode 236: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze new system announcements spanning the globe.

Researchers Demo Matrix Multiplication on Memristors

Last month, a team of researcher from University of Michigan and Zhejiang University announced that they have figured out a way to execute HPC-style matrix-vector operations on a memristor-based computer.