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Primeur live 2010-05-31

Blog

Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference ...

Hardware

Petaflop thunder and multicore lightning at ISC'10 opening ...

TOP500

China’s new Nebulae supercomputer is no. 2, right on the tail of ORNL's Jaguar in newest TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

Company news

Penguin Computing expands its presence in Europe ...

Numascale demonstrates NumaConnect Software Development Kit at ISC10 ...

Tera 100, Europe's most powerful supercomputer, is powered up for the first time ...

T-Platforms announces European expansion with Hannover office ...

Fujitsu supercomputer achieves world record in computational quantum chemistry ...

Supermicro starts integration service in Europe and showcases twin architecture advances at ISC 2010 ...

Mellanox scalable HPC solutions with NVIDIA GPUDirect technology enhance GPU-based HPC performance and efficiency ...

Cray selects LSI storage system for integration with new Cray CX1000 supercomputer ...

AMD Opteron processor again dominates TOP500 ...

Intel unveils new product plans for High-Performance Computing ...

SGI introduces new software products to enhance manageability, scale and performance of SGI hardware ...

SGI announces new Universal class of ICE Cube modular data centre ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Intel and ParTec have signed a multi-year agreement to create the ExaCluster Laboratory located on the campus of the Research Center in Jülich, Germany ...

Intel unveils new product plans for High-Performance Computing

31 May 2010 Hamburg - During the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), Intel Corporation announced plans to deliver new products based on the Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture that will create platforms running at trillions of calculations per second, while also retaining the benefits of standard Intel processors.

Targeting high-performance computing segments such as exploration, scientific research and financial or climate simulation, the first product, codenamed "Knights Corner", will be made on Intel's 22-nanometer manufacturing (nm) process - using transistor structures as small as 22 billionths of a meter - and will use Moore's Law to scale to more than 50 Intel processing cores on a single chip. While the vast majority of workloads will still run best on award-winning Intel Xeon processors, Intel MIC architecture will help accelerate select highly parallel applications.

Industry design and development kits codenamed "Knights Ferry" are currently shipping to select developers, and beginning in the second half of 2010, Intel will expand the programme to deliver an extensive range of developer tools for Intel MIC architecture. Common Intel software tools and optimization techniques between Intel MIC architecture and Intel Xeon processors will support diverse programming models that will place unprecedented performance in the hands of scientists, researchers and engineers, allowing them to increase their pace of discovery and preserve their existing software investments. The Intel MIC architecture is derived from several Intel projects, including "Larrabee" and such Intel Labs research projects as the Single-chip Cloud Computer.

"The CERN openlab team was able to migrate a complex C++ parallel benchmark to the Intel MIC software development platform in just a few days", stated Sverre Jarp, CTO of CERN openlab. "The familiar hardware programming model allowed us to get the software running much faster than expected."

"Intel's Xeon processors, and now our new Intel Many Integrated Core architecture products, will further push the boundaries of science and discovery as Intel accelerates solutions to some of humanity's most challenging problems", stated Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group. "The Intel MIC architecture will extend Intel's leading HPC products and solutions that are already in nearly 82 percent of the world's top supercomputers. Today's investments are indicative of Intel's growing commitment to the global HPC community."

The 35th edition of the TOP500 list, which was announced at ISC, shows that Intel continues to be the platform of choice in high-performance computing, with 408 systems, or nearly 82 percent, powered by Intel processors. More than 90 percent of quad-core-based systems use Intel processors, with the Intel Xeon 5500 series processor nearly doubling its presence with 186 systems. Intel chips also power three systems in the top 10, and four out of five new entrants in the top 30. Seven systems contain the recently announced Intel Xeon 5600 series processor, codenamed "Westmere-EP", and two systems are powered by the new Intel Xeon 7500 series processor, codenamed "Nehalem-EX".

The Intel Xeon processor 5600 series is playing the vital role in the highest-ranked system from China in the history of the Top500. The no. 2 system, located at the National Supercomputing Center (NSCS) in Shenzhen, reached 1.2 petaflops on the Linpack benchmark with a Dawning TC3600. NSCS is a hub for research and innovation in China.

To meet the growing challenge of running large-scale simulations in the multi petaflops and exaflops range of computing, Intel, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and ParTec will announce a multi-year commitment to create the ExaCluster Laboratory (ECL) at Jülich. The lab will develop key technologies, tools and methods to power multi petaflops and exaflops machines, focusing on the scalability and resilience of those systems. ECL will become the latest member of Intel Labs Europe, a network of research and innovation centres spanning Europe.

A webcast of Kirk Skaugen's International Supercomputing 2010 keynote presentation will be available at lecture2go.uni-hamburg.de/live
Source: Intel

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Primeur live 2010-05-31

Blog

Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference ...

Hardware

Petaflop thunder and multicore lightning at ISC'10 opening ...

TOP500

China’s new Nebulae supercomputer is no. 2, right on the tail of ORNL's Jaguar in newest TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers ...

Company news

Penguin Computing expands its presence in Europe ...

Numascale demonstrates NumaConnect Software Development Kit at ISC10 ...

Tera 100, Europe's most powerful supercomputer, is powered up for the first time ...

T-Platforms announces European expansion with Hannover office ...

Fujitsu supercomputer achieves world record in computational quantum chemistry ...

Supermicro starts integration service in Europe and showcases twin architecture advances at ISC 2010 ...

Mellanox scalable HPC solutions with NVIDIA GPUDirect technology enhance GPU-based HPC performance and efficiency ...

Cray selects LSI storage system for integration with new Cray CX1000 supercomputer ...

AMD Opteron processor again dominates TOP500 ...

Intel unveils new product plans for High-Performance Computing ...

SGI introduces new software products to enhance manageability, scale and performance of SGI hardware ...

SGI announces new Universal class of ICE Cube modular data centre ...

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Intel and ParTec have signed a multi-year agreement to create the ExaCluster Laboratory located on the campus of the Research Center in Jülich, Germany ...