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Why Nvidia's Chips Can Power Supercomputers (Q&A)

Nvidia has taken its already very-high-performance graphics chips and restyled them for supercomputing. It looks to be a pretty good fit since a few of the top supercomputing centers have adopted Nvidia's processors.

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Nividia’s Ian Buck on the History of GPU Computing

Dan Olds writes about an interesting GPU History presentation he caught last week by Nvidia’s Ian Buck. Right now there are more than 350 million compute-capable GPUs in the world: more than one for every man, woman and child in the U.S. Or one for roughly every 20 people on...

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A Big Week for Hybrid Supercomputing

Michael J. Miller at PC Magazine writes that it was a big week at SC11 for HPC, especially for hybrid supercomputing. Last week, Intel, Nvidia, and AMD announced major strides in high-performance computing (HPC) at SC11. Intel’s Knights Corner CPU is the first processor capable of handling 1 tflops performance,...

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Gallery of Top 10 Supercomputers on Earth

The TOP500 may have been a bit anticlimactic for some this year, but I still find the list to be a fascinating snapshot of the state of HPC today. Rich Miller from Datacenter Knowledge brings us this photo gallery of the Top 10...

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New Course: Programming GPUs Using PGI Accelerator

I heard some good things this week about the PGI Accelerator, which is designed to help mere mortals make their code go faster on x64+GPU platforms. To help get you started, The Portland Group is offering a new 2-day training course on programming GPUs using the PGI Accelerator programming model. This course will provide attendees with the...

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