Intel® Xeon® Phi™ coprocessors accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation
Discovery and the supercomputers behind discoveries are fascinating to me. I remember visiting NASA’s central computing facility for the first time and seeing their Cray supercomputer. I was amazed at the sheer number of wires needed to connect the systems, the cool cooling innovation (no pun intended) and even the sleek cabinets. Everything about it was just so much more...
- Will Software follow, or even save Moore’s Law? Software has not kept up with Moore’s Law, and I did not get any disagreement. But will it in the future? Are you bold enough to predict that software will save Moore’s Law? That is what Peder Ulander (VP of Sun Microsystems) and I discussed with the members of the press in a roundtable. (more…)
High Performance Computing (HPC)
First of all, why should we care? The big capability machines are designed not only to do science but also to address a set of problems termed Grand Challenge Problems. A Grand Challenge Problem is simplistically defined as… one that cannot be solved in a reasonable amount of time with today's computers. – Wikipedia. So there’s a race to build...