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Intel Launches Parallel Studio XE 2016

  Intel today released a new version of Intel Parallel Studio XE with new features that improve application performance and Big Data analysis. Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 is a comprehensive suite of software development tools for high-performance computing (HPC) and technical computing applications for the Intel architecture, which includes …

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Modernizing Code for Many Cores Boosts Performance 1,000-Fold

  Intel drives awareness among corporate developers of the vast benefits of code designed for many-core architectures, and techniques to take advantage of them. Intel datacenter customers may have to wait until 2017 to get the extra boost in power promised by the next-generation of Skylake processors being released in …

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HP, Intel Alliance Aims to Mainstream Supercomputing for Businesses

  Big Data, real-time response have driven business users toward high-performance, supercomputing; new solutions, services are designed to help. Hewlett-Packard and Intel have formed a strategic alliance to better address the drive to add high-performance computing to enterprise datacenters, and continued expansion of the datacenters themselves. Under a partnership labelled …

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Intel Creates Xeon-FPGA Powerhouse with $16.7B Altera Buy

  Intel has confirmed the largest acquisition in its history when it announced this week it would go through with its long-rumored deal to buy Altera, which specializes in the kind of do-everything processor Intel wants to add to its datacenter powerhouses. In its biggest-ever acquisition, Intel announced plans to …

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Intel Fires New Xeon at Cloud, Mainframe Simultaneously

  Intel’s new power chip aims at high-end market dominated by RISC, POWER, mainframes and OLTP; new ASICS will make it scream in hyperscale datacenters as well.   Intel did something a little different with the design of version 3 of its top-end Xeon E7 processor family: It took advantage …

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Intel, CoreOS Aim to Make Your Datacenter as Smart as Google’s

  The goal of the joint project is to build a hyperscale-Cloud architecture with automated containers and appliances. Intel has announced an effort with groundbreaking container developer CoreOS to design appliances that could make any corporate datacenter as smart as Google’s. The two companies announced a joint project Intel officials …

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SIMD: Key to Understanding Vectorization

  In the blog How Vectorization Feeds Your Need for Speed, I described vectorization–a technique that uses SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) instructions provided in SSE and AVX extensions to do data operations in parallel in 128 or 256 bit registers. Now, let’s look at what those SIMD instructions are. …

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Intel, Oracle Make Generic Hardware Shine as Carrier-Grade NFV

  Open platforms, chip-centric controls, allow virtual servers to precisely mimic performance of high-end WAN hardware. Intel and Oracle have taken a step beyond providing the hardware for software-based carrier-quality networking to demonstrate the real thing, using open-source software, but relying on hardware a little beefier than is usually specified …

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Intel Packs Big Power of 14nm Xeon into Tiny SoC

  The newly unveiled Xeon D product family comes with 4- or 8-cores, but the offerings are designed for specific power/power use pain points. Intel has release the first system-on-a-chip (SoC) based on Xeon processors, combining I/O, networking and storage on 14nm processor base designed for high performance, low-cost and …

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Intel, Oracle Roll Out High-End Converged Infrastructure for NFV

  The newly unveiled rackmount carrier hardware that supports network function virtualization can also serve as muscular datacenter gear. Oracle has joined the rush to the telecom HPC market being led by Intel and open-source organizations working on technology to create software-defined networks in sophisticated, high-capacity networks covering nations rather …

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