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NERSC launches next-generation code optimization effort

With the promise of exascale supercomputers looming on the horizon, much of the roadmap is dotted with questions about hardware design and how to make these systems energy efficient enough so that centers can afford to run ...

Aug 14, 2014
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Optalysys will launch prototype optical processor

UK-based startup Optalysys is moving ahead to deliver exascale levels of processing power on a standard-sized desktop computer within the next few years, reported HPCwire earlier this week. The company itself ...

Aug 09, 2014 weblog
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Austria's new green super computer

Several universities have come together to construct Austria's most powerful mainframe computer. Phase VSC-3 (Vienna Scientific Cluster 3) offers not only impressive computing power, but also serious energy ...

Jul 15, 2014
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Team at Raspberry Pi advance with Model B+

Nice, rounded corners. MicroSD card slot with far less jutting out. Two more USB 2.0 ports. These are just some of the changes—Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton would be quick to replace the word "changes" with ...

Jul 14, 2014 weblog
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Los Alamos to get new supercomputer

Los Alamos National Laboratory is getting a next-generation supercomputer to help maintain the safety and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear weapons.

Jul 10, 2014
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NVIDIA helps spark 64-bit ARM systems for HPC

(Phys.org) —NVIDIA could not have chosen a better venue for a chosen target: The International Supercomputing Conference, running to June-26 in Leipzig, Germany, is where NVIDIA took center stage, to demonstrate ...

Jun 23, 2014 weblog
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Researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip

The more cores—or processing units—a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes. For years, Li-Shiuan Peh, the Singapore Research Professor of Electrical Engineering ...

Jun 23, 2014
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AMD reveals plans for 25x efficiency gains by 2020

(Phys.org) —California-based semiconductor product company, AMD, has announced goals for very ambitious efficiency gains in its products over the rest of the decade. AMD has already made headway in improving ...

Jun 22, 2014 weblog
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