What’s So Important About Processor Extensibility?

While the ability to extend a processor is nothing new, market dynamics are forcing a growing percentage of the industry to consider it a necessary part of their product innovation. From small IoT functions to massive data centers and artificial intelligence, the need to create an optimized processing platform is often the only way to get more performance or lower power out of the silicon area ... » read more

ANSYS HFSS and SGI UV 2000 Takes Electromagnetic Simulation To New Heights

This white paper discusses how the latest version of ANSYS HFSS (Release 16) takes full advantage of the SGI UV2000 advanced symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) system to achieve these objectives. Utilizing SGI’s sixth generation technology, engineers and scientists can leverage hundreds of processing cores and terabytes of coherent shared memory to solve very large EM field simulations, as well ... » read more

Experts At The Table: Latency

By Ed Sperling Low-Power/High-Performance engineering sat down to discuss latency with Chris Rowen, CTO at Tensilica; Andrew Caples, senior product manager for Nucleus in Mentor Graphics’ Embedded Software Division; Drew Wingard, CTO at Sonics; Larry Hudepohl, vice president of hardware engineering at MIPS; and Barry Pangrle, senior power methodology engineer at Nvidia. What follows are exce... » read more

Keeping The Balance

By Ann Steffora Mutschler The brains of datacenters today are more powerful than ever due to technology advancements in chip architectures and in manufacturing processes that allow more processing power thanks to Moore’s Law. But knowing exactly how and where to configure the processors and cores for optimum throughput and performance within a certain power budget raises a number of qu... » read more