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An Even Easier Introduction to CUDA

This post is a super simple introduction to CUDA, the popular parallel computing platform and programming model from NVIDIA. I wrote a previous “Easy Introduction” to CUDA in 2013 that has been very popular over the years. But CUDA programming has gotten easier, and GPUs have gotten much faster, so...
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6 Key Points about Intel's Hot New Linux Distro

The great thing about Linux is is that anyone possessing the wherewithal and dedication can produce a distribution to satisfy their own needs. That's also the bad thing, as it means many Linux distributions, even those with name backing, fight to distinguish themselves or to be recognized at all....
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17 Essential Skills for Growing Performance Engineers

Performance engineering as a discipline goes back several decades. I’ve heard firsthand accounts of testing and optimization of software from the 1960s. Still, much of what we practice today has built up in the last twenty years or so, since the first generation of commercial performance testing...
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JanusGraph
The Linux Foundation welcomes JanusGraph.

The Linux Foundation Welcomes JanusGraph

We’re pleased to kick off 2017 by announcing that JanusGraph, a scalable graph database project, is joining The Linux Foundation. The project is starting with an initial codebase based on the Titan graph database project. Today we see strong interest in the project among developers who are looking...
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Apache Geode Spawns ‘All Sorts of In-Memory Things’

Apache Geode is kind of like the six blind men describing an elephant. It’s all in how you use it, Nitin Lamba, product manager at Ampool, told a meetup group earlier this year. Geode is a distributed, in-memory compute and data-management platform that elastically scales to provide high throughput...
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Expect Deeper and Cheaper Machine Learning

Supercharged hardware will speed up deep learning in everything from tiny devices to massive data centers. Last March, Google’s computers roundly beat the world-class Go champion Lee Sedol, marking a milestone in artificial intelligence. The winning computer program, created by researchers at...
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In-Memory Computing for HPC

This is the first entry in an insideHPC series that delves into in-memory computing and the designs, hardware and software behind it. This series, compiled in a complete Guide available here,  also covers five ways in-memory computing can save money and improve TCO.  To achieve high performance,...
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Fast Rewind: 2016 Was a Wild Ride for HPC

Some years quietly sneak by – 2016 not so much. It’s safe to say there are always forces reshaping the HPC landscape but this year’s bunch seemed like a noisy lot.  Among the noisemakers: TaihuLight, DGX-1/Pascal, Dell EMC & HPE-SGI et al., KNL to market, OPA-IB chest thumping, Fujitsu-ARM, new...
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Allen Samuels
Allen Samuels, Engineering Fellow at Western Digital, talking about Ceph and Flash at LinuxCon Europe.

Improving Storage Performance with Ceph and Flash

Ceph is a storage system designed to be used at scale, with clusters of Ceph in deployment in excess of 40 petabytes today. At LinuxCon Europe, Allen Samuels, Engineering Fellow at Western Digital, says that Ceph has been proven to scale out reasonably well. Samuels says, “the most important thing...
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Google DeepMind Makes AI Training Platform Publicly Available

Alphabet Inc.’s artificial intelligence division Google DeepMind is making the maze-like game platform it uses for many of its experiments available to other researchers and the general public. DeepMind is putting the entire source code for its training environment -- which it previously called...
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