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AMD’s OpenCL – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Matt Soos writes that the speed advantages that developers enjoy from AMD’s OpenCL comes at the expense of an implementation that is rather painful to deal with. The OpenCL architecture is clean, usable and user-friendly. Unfortunately, the current AMD OpenCL implementation is bad. I hope this will improve in the future, and as...

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Video: GPU Technology Conference Keynote

In this video, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang keynotes the GPU Technology Conference in Beijing. Recorded Dec. 14, 2011.

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2012 Server Roadmap Forks at Power and Performance

Michael J. Miller writes that the 2012 server market will undergo more fragmentation with a renewed emphasis on HPC and the emergence of microservers thad draw less power.

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New GPU Cluster at Bielefeld University to Crack Quantum Chromodynamics

Bielefeld University announced this week that it will install a new GPU hybrid supercomputer in 2012. Used exclusively for Quantum Chromodynamics, the hybrid system will be equipped 400 Tesla GPUs 400 GPUs with a cumulative peak performance of about 500 Teraflops. We are delighted about the opportunity to prove our...

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QLogic Powers World’s Fastest Sandy Bridge Cluster at LLNL

This week QLogic announced that its InfiniBand technologies are powering the world’s fastest cluster powered by Intel’s “Sandy Bridge” Xeon E5 processors. Ranked at #15 on the TOP500, the “Zin” supercomputer at LLNL comprises 46,208 cores in 2916 nodes, producing up to 837 megaflops per watt.

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