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Free eBook Shows You How to Get More From Your HPC Apps

Whether you’re a parallel computing and HPC pro or just starting out, there is something for you in the book “Optimizing HPC Applications with Intel Cluster Tools,” just published by Apress. The book’s easy, readable style belies the wealth of information in its pages, in particular a focus on how …

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Supercharging Simulation Speeds

Chances are, if you’re using parallel computing workloads, you are driven by performance. So, it should be no surprise that a tool that more than doubles performance of complicated structural engineering simulations would turn heads. That is just the type of performance gain reported by ANSYS Mechanical by optimizing the …

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Intel Bets Big on Custom Xeon Chips for Cloud Companies

The company says it expects that custom designs will be on half of the chips it sells to public clouds in 2015. The addition of FPGA to Xeon is designed to make standard chips customizable, too. The record revenue Intel reported for 2014 was driven largely by its emphasis on …

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Future Arrives with Robots, Spider Dresses, Intelligence Everywhere

Ultra-small cameras, microcontrollers, processors add robot-like abilities to everyday objects, Pong-like interactivity to real robots are all included in Intel’s vision of the future. And the future has arrived. It’s probably safe to say that very few people see the future arrive wrapped in a chitinous, 3D-printed skeleton dress topped …

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‘High Performance Parallelism Pearls’: Lessons from the Field

The latest book from James Reinders and Jim Jeffers packs the real-world parallel programming experiences of 69 experts into 28 chapters. “High Performance Parallelism Pearls: Multicore and Many-core Programming Approaches” aims to show readers how to “leverage parallelism on processors and coprocessors with the same programming – illustrating the most …

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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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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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IDF14: Tech Sessions with Parallel Programming Experts

The upcoming Intel Developers Forum (IDF) Sept 9-11 in San Francisco is chock-full of sessions that should whet the appetite for the parallel processing and HPC community. Below is a look at just a sample of what you can expect when you attend this year’s IDF. Technical sessions include: • …

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New Hope for Moore’s Law Lies in Smarter Plastic, Better Light

Intel and Berkeley Lab researchers design a new circuit-etching photoresist material that could keep chip power growing and extend Moore’s Law far beyond 2020. Researchers from Intel and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have developed a plastic so advanced it could help shrink microprocessor circuits 30 percent smaller than …

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