Category Archives: High Performance Computing

Is supercomputing personal? Could it become personal?

While most of us are carrying around phones, ultrabooks and maybe the occasional mammoth laptop, these only represent a fraction of the computing capabilities found in today’s supercomputers. For those who don’t know, supercomputers (or High Performance Computing—aka HPC systems) … Read more >

Moving massive data efficiently between chips

As more and more aspects of life become digital, humankind is evolving into a data society where information is king. Technology trends including social media, e-commerce, e-science, Big Data and Exascale Computing are driving a need to dramatically increase computational … Read more >

Transformable CPUs: Having your cake and eating it too

Chris Wilkerson is a senior staff research scientist at Intel Labs, Hillsboro, Oregon.  He is interested in all things technical, and has published papers on a number of micro-architectural topics including low voltage and power efficient CPU microarchitecture, and cache and … Read more >

Revealing the Earth (Intel Labs@SC12)

Satellite photography enables earth-mapping applications such as Google Earth to pull together vast amounts of imagery to provide high resolution views of the planet for a spectrum of personal, business, and government applications. However, satellites have two fundamental limitations: they … Read more >

A “Best Paper” on Big Data Signal Processing (Intel Labs@SC12)

It was just announced at the awards session at SC12 that Intel has won “best paper” for research into more efficient processing for a fundamental calculation in high performance computing, entitled “A Framework for Low-Communication 1-D FFT.” Numerous wave applications (e.g. … Read more >

Finding Meaning Among Billions of Galaxies (Intel Labs@SC12)

As we speak, scientists are racing to apply Big Data computation techniques to help answer some of the most fundamental questions about the origin, composition, and evolution of the universe. A large part of this is the quest to understand … Read more >

Collaborating to create the most energy-efficient supercomputer

Today marks a significant milestone in efficiency for high performance computing (HPC). For the first time, an Intel-based system has topped the Green500 list, an achievement made possible through the use of the new Intel® Xeon Phi™ co-processor launched this week … Read more >

Mining Big Data on Big Clusters (Intel Labs@SC12)

Many of the most promising applications of Big Data, the vast and growing data repositories accumulating across the world, work by scouring millions or billions of interrelated things to discover interesting new relationships. The result could be a new scientific … Read more >