Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2015-11-11

Start

Jack Dongarra, one of the founders of the TOP500, Professor and the University of Tennessee (USA) and the University of Manchester (UK), is interviewed on the TOP500 website. Dongarra anticipates that the TOP500 list will continue. It provides a historical look at computing and is good for spotting trends in system design and projecting how they might be more widely adopted in the broader HPC market. The HPC industry really needs a complete set of benchmark test results that show a wide variety of components being mixed and matched in different patterns and showing the effects on application performance. However, he says, "The current approach for compiling the TOP500 can clearly not address truly novel architectures such as neuromorphic systems or quantum computers. Should a market for such systems develop, very domain-specific approaches to benchmarking and ranking would need to be developed, which is very similar to the situation for data-intensive computing." Read further...

Hardware

In "Here are the graphics processors cloud giants will use to crunch your voices, videos and data", The Register describes the new NVIDIA GPUs and the potential market. Machine learning is the major scope for industries ranging from consumer cloud services, automotive to health care. Read further...