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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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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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Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

QUANTUM COMPUTING IS real. But it’s also hard. So hard that only a few developers, usually trained in quantum physics, advanced mathematics, or most likely both, can actually work with the few quantum computers that exist. Now D-Wave, the Canadian company behind the quantum computer that Google and...
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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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OpenHPC Pedal Put to the Compute Metal

The ultimate success of any platform depends on the seamless integration of diverse components into a synergistic whole – well, as much as is possible in the real world – while at the same time being flexible enough to allow for components to be swapped out and replaced by others to suit personal...
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Linux Dominates November TOP500 Supercomputer List

The latest semi-annual list of the world's top 500 supercomputers was released on November 14, showing little change at the top of the list. The China-based Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer, which first claimed the title of the world's fastest system in June 2016, still reigns supreme. Sunway...
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High Performance Computing (HPC): A Look at What's Next with TACC's Dan Stanzione

High performance computing (HPC) is increasingly going mainstream as the industries using supercomputers to crunch data is multiplying at a rapid clip. We caught up with Dan Stanzione, executive director of the Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) at the University of Texas, Austin, to talk about...
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Video: HPC Opportunities in Deep Learning

"This talk will provide empirical evidence from our Deep Speech work that application level performance (e.g. recognition accuracy) scales with data and compute, transforming some hard AI problems into problems of computational scale. It will describe the performance characteristics of Baidu's deep...
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IBM Launches New Linux, Power8, OpenPower Systems

IBM on Thursday rolled out its latest Power8 processor, which is designed to move data faster, and new servers with OpenPower features. For IBM, the OpenPower Foundation community is critical for its Power8 processor. A bevy of companies are in OpenPower, a group that aims to be a counterweight to...
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