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Primeur live 2011-06-22

Hardware

Panasas gives customers a treat with scalable ActivStor11 ...

Applications

University of Hamburg to simulate large data applications with Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality environment ...

German automotive industry heavily relies on HLRS simulation expertise ...

TOP500

The Lomonosov Supercomputer Has Attained a New Level of Performance ...

Company news

Adaptive Computing announces 10x scalability for high throughput computing and next-generation HPC systems ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs ...

Adaptive Computing HPC Technology advances research capabilities for Europe's leading cancer research centre ...

Penguin Computing's public HPC Cloud is now powered by Adaptive Computin's Moab Cluster Suite ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series ...

Mellanox expands availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputer through NEC HPC Europe ...

Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrate leading performance and scalability for HPC applications ...

Mellanox announces complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions for uncompromised clustering performance and scalability ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution ...

Platform's collaboration with CERN recognized as 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureate ...

Bright Computing, NVIDIA and NextIO to drive panel discussion on use of GPUs in HPC at International Supercomputing Conference in Germany ...

GE Global Research gets a Cray supercomputer ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution

20 Jun 2011 Hamburg - SGI plans to deliver next generation supercomputers with Intel Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture, based on Intel x86 architecture, and announced a strategic development partnership with Intel Corporation to deliver such systems.

For too long, petaflop - defined as one thousand trillion floating point operations per second - computing has been reserved for the top 10 organisations in the world. Today's announcement is designed to drive wide industry adoption of petaflop computing, as well as take a quantum step forward towards exascale computing. Integrating Intel MIC architecture into future SGI Altix ICE servers is expected to result in the following computing breakthroughs:

  • Up to 10X increase in compute density
  • Up to 7X decrease in power per flop

Intel MIC architecture features many small, low-power cores and familiar programming standards, and is expected to extend aggregate performance across the die to enable faster analysis of more complex data sets and compute problems.

"SGI recognizes the significance of inter-processor communications, power, density and usability when architecting for exascale", stated SGI CTO Dr. Eng Lim Goh. "The Intel MIC products will satisfy all four of these priorities, especially with their anticipated increase in compute density coupled with their familiar x86 programming environment."

SGI has a long history of bringing accelerators into its platforms to solve the world's most complex compute problems. As the size of applications continues to increase, accelerators provide alternatives from the perspective of density and performance per watt. A key part of its exascale strategy, integration of Intel MIC architecture allows SGI to offer acceleration options that alleviate the need to learn and port to a different development environment. Intel® MIC technology also allows legacy codes to quickly enjoy the benefits of its architecture.

"Intel MIC architecture is designed to address one of the biggest HPC and future exascale computing challenges - software compatibility and ease of programming for fast processing of highly parallel applications", stated Anthony Neal-Graves, Intel vice president and general manager, Many Integrated Core (MIC) Architecture. "Intel is pleased to have SGI, the company with a rich history of innovation in service of the HPC industry, as a partner in bringing MIC technology to the marketplace. This recognizes Intel Many Integrated Cores architecture as a future solution addressing the needs of HPC community."

Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2011-06-22

Hardware

Panasas gives customers a treat with scalable ActivStor11 ...

Applications

University of Hamburg to simulate large data applications with Distributed Simulation and Virtual Reality environment ...

German automotive industry heavily relies on HLRS simulation expertise ...

TOP500

The Lomonosov Supercomputer Has Attained a New Level of Performance ...

Company news

Adaptive Computing announces 10x scalability for high throughput computing and next-generation HPC systems ...

University of Birmingham uses Adaptive Computing technology to reduce HPC costs ...

Adaptive Computing HPC Technology advances research capabilities for Europe's leading cancer research centre ...

Penguin Computing's public HPC Cloud is now powered by Adaptive Computin's Moab Cluster Suite ...

Numascale announces support for Supermicro 1042G-LTF and IBM System x3755 M3 with multi socket 8/12 core AMD Opteron 6000 Series ...

Mellanox expands availability of InfiniBand and Ethernet solutions with NEC LX Series Supercomputer through NEC HPC Europe ...

Mellanox and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrate leading performance and scalability for HPC applications ...

Mellanox announces complete end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand interconnect solutions for uncompromised clustering performance and scalability ...

SGI to deliver breakthrough exascale computing solution ...

Platform's collaboration with CERN recognized as 2011 Computerworld Honors Laureate ...

Bright Computing, NVIDIA and NextIO to drive panel discussion on use of GPUs in HPC at International Supercomputing Conference in Germany ...

GE Global Research gets a Cray supercomputer ...