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Vectorization Gets Explicit with Intel’s Updated Parallel Tool

Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015′s explicit vectorization feature allows programmers to define SIMD and other loops that should split and run in parallel on separate compute nodes. Intel has released a new version of its HPC application development suite with support for more hardware and development languages and a simple …

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Next-Gen Code Worthy of World’s Most Powerful Supercomputers

Project aims to maximize power of world’s largest supercomputers by breaking big apps into tiny pieces. Modern supercomputer designs take parallel computing to such an extreme that even applications designed specifically for massive computers with thousands of computing nodes aren’t able to recognize all the myriad computing resources available and …

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Speculative Locks Are Powerful When Used with Caution

Speculative locks work closely with Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX), allowing for multiple threads to obtain a lock simultaneously. The technology is difficult to use and requires careful considerations on when to use it. Jeff Cogswell gives you the details. Back in April, I talked about Intel’s Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) …

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Intel Aims to Power the Cloud with New ‘Haswell’ Chip

Per-core power controls and per-thread management make each Xeon E5-2600 V3 chip as manageable and load-balancing as a whole datacenter The datacenter of the future will be defined by software, but only if the silicon it runs on is designed for the cloud rather than the desktop, according to Intel …

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Future Drone Designs Inspiration: Hummingbirds?

Scientists have used a supercomputer to better understand how hummingbirds hover–research that can be used to help develop future drones. Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Haoxiang Luo and his colleagues performed computer simulations using the Lonestar supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). The researchers studied the three-dimensional flow patterns …

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Melting Glaciers Threaten Coastal Megacities

Antarctica glaciers that are melting because of climate change could raise sea levels faster than previously thought and threaten large coastal cities like Shanghai or New York, according to a new European study that relied on high-performance computing (HPC) simulations.  A new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact …

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Supercomputer Helps Kill Cancer More Effectively

MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers are using supercomputer simulations to aid in the development of a new cancer treatment that combines radiation with real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  Today, when physicians give radiation treatment to patients, they rely on CT scan images of a tumor’s location that were taken prior …

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Vectorization Gets Explicit with Intel’s Updated Parallel Tool

Intel Parallel Studio XE 2015′s explicit vectorization feature allows programmers to define SIMD and other loops that should split and run in parallel on separate compute nodes. Intel has released a new version of its HPC application development suite with support for more hardware and development languages and a simple …

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Supercomputer Helps Build Smart Cities

China plans to take advantage of its supercomputers to optimize the urban planning process and turn communities into smart cities, a Chinese researcher said recently.  A smart city initiative uses technology to enhance citizen services or quality of life, such as improving traffic management and increasing energy efficiency. In mid-August, …

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National Labs Join Supercomputing Forces to Tackle Climate Challenges

Eight national laboratories, including Lawrence Livermore National Lab, have joined forces to take part in a supercomputing project that will model and simulate the effects of climate change. The project, called Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME), will develop advanced climate system models on new high-performance computing systems and advanced …

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Next-Gen Code Worthy of World’s Most Powerful Supercomputers

Project aims to maximize power of world’s largest supercomputers by breaking big apps into tiny pieces. Modern supercomputer designs take parallel computing to such an extreme that even applications designed specifically for massive computers with thousands of computing nodes aren’t able to recognize all the myriad computing resources available and …

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