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Podcast: Interview with Penguin Computing and DDN on their New Alliance for HPC

In this podcast, Rich Brueckner from insideHPC speaks with Dean Koester from Penguin Computing and DDN’s Jeff Denworth about the new partnership between the two companies. This week Data Direct Networks announced that Penguin Computing will become a distributer of DDN’s Parallel File Systems, NAS, and Object Storage solutions for...

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Multi-core ARM Gets OpenCL Compiler from The Portland Group

Today The Portland Group released an OpenCL compiler for Multi-core ARM processors.

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Eadlines Retrospective on Clustered HPC

Douglas Eadline has posted a brief history of parallel computing over at Admin HPC. From Beowulf clusters to multicore to hybrid computing, the industry continues to make the difficult into mainstream, and it’s nice to see this perspective from someone who’s been there from the get-go.

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Exascale by 2018: Crazy …or Possible?

I recently saw some estimates that show we should hit exascale supercomputer performance by around 2018. That seems a bit ambitious – if not stunningly optimistic – and the search to get some perspective led me on an hours-long meander through supercomputing history, plus what I like to call “Fun With Spreadsheets.”

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Why Custom HPC Processors Don’t Cut it Any More

Nvidia’s Sumit Gupta writes that the recent flap over the $Billion-dollar cost of the Japanese K Supercomputer brings to light that supercomputers do not have to cost nearly this much to develop and operate. The 112 billion Yen price tag for the K computer was just the start. Add to this about 10 billion Yen ($128 million U.S.) each year to...

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