Recent Blog Posts

Disruptive technologies to unlock the power of Big Data

This week’s announcement by Intel that it’s expanding the availability of the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* software to the US market is seriously exciting for the employees of this semiconductor giant, especially researchers like me.  Why?  Why would I … 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 >

The Future of Knowledge Work

The world is changing dramatically, both expanding and contracting in ways that will have a significant impact on everyday life.  Old models of work already in flux will seemingly dissolve as new models rise in their place.   People working in … 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 >