New Ways To Scale Performance


Immense amounts of data are being collected today in areas such as meteorology, geology, astronomy, quantum physics, fluid dynamics, and pharmaceutical research. Exascale computing (the execution of a billion billion floating point operations, or exaFLOPs, per second) is the target that many HPC systems aspire to over the next 5 to 10 years. In addition, advances in data analytics and areas su... » read more

Blog Review: Dec. 11


Synopsys’ Brent Gregory has developed a career growth checklist for computer science majors. They should hang this in the hallway at universities. Cadence’s Brian Fuller interviews Saar Drimer, a UK hardware engineer who has been experimenting with odd-shaped PCBs. According to Drimer, 45-degree angles aren’t always optimal. But what happens to all the expensive tools everyone has bee... » read more

The Green500 And The Charge Towards Exascale Computing


The latest Green500 list (Excel spreadsheet here) was just released at the end of June, and heterogeneous systems continue to dominate the top of the list with the new leader besting the old by nearly 30%. Two systems using Intel Xeon E5-2687W 8-Core 3.1 GHz processors coupled with NVIDIA K20’s topped the list. Eurotech’s Eurora and Aurora Tigon both broke the 3,000 MFLOPS/W barrier, record... » read more