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The Green Brick Road to Exascale

In a guest post on the ISC blog, Beth Sharp and Dr Tom Wilkie of Scientific Computing World write that the price of energy will dominate the future of HPC. Ultimately though, it is on the road to exascale that the price of energy will dominate the future of HPC. And again, this is...

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Can An ARM-Based Supercomputer Become the World’s Fastest?

The Barcelona Supercomputer Center is building one of the greenest high-performance computers on the planet, but if Alex Ramirez gets his way, it could also be the most powerful.

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Nvidia Helps Power Bid For 2015 X-Prize Moon Mission

Today Nvidia announced that the company’s Tesla GPUs are being used by a team of German scientists participating in a global competition to land a robotic rover on the moon by 2015. NVIDIA GPUs will be instrumental in helping us land the Asimov rover safely and allowing us to calculate a wealth of detailed information to enhance our understanding about...

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An OpenACC Example

Mark Harris from Nvidia has posted a quick code example highlighting the power of OpenACC compiler directives for heterogeneous computing. OpenACC is a promising new standard that I think will be a powerful tool for high-productivity acceleration of existing C and Fortran code. It will also be very valuable for prototyping; programmers can use it to...

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First PGI Compilers with Support for OpenACC Now Available

The Portland Group has beta-released its first Fortran and C compilers with support for OpenACC. PGI continues to invest in technologies to make GPU programming more straight-forward and productive for domain experts in science and engineering,” said Douglas Miles, Director of The Portland Group.

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