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New Whitepaper: Accelerating Lossless Data Compression with GPUs

A newly published whitepaper looks at the modification of the Huffman algorithm which permits uncompressed data to be decomposed into independently compressible and decompressible blocks, allowing for concurrent compression and decompression on multiple processors. One major difficulty here in achieving good speedup with slim negative side effects that lossless data...

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What the World's Fastest Systems Say About Linux

I've been tracking the Top500 Supercomputer List with a particular eye on Linux for some time now, highlighting how Linux continues to power the majority of the world's fastest supercomputing systems. So it's no surprise to see continued dominance for Linux, but there are some interesting changes every six months...

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New Whitepaper: Biologically-Inspired Massively-Parallel Architectures – Computing Beyond a Million Processors

Steve Furber and Andrew Brown have published a new whitepaper on the SpiNNaker project, which aims to develop parallel computer systems with more than a million embedded processors.

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HPC-Opinion Blog Looks at Nvidia GPUDirect

Ben Smith has launched the new HPC-Opinion blog with a look at the differences between Nvidia GPUDirect version 1 and GPUDirect version 2. GPUDirect version 1 enables better communication between remote GPUs over InfiniBand. Why InfiniBand? Because you need to use RDMA for the data communications...

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Interview: Accelerating Science with GPUs

In a recent interview feature, the CUDA Spotlight is on Dr. Vincent Natoli, president and founder of Stone Ridge Technology.

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