High-Performance Computing

Boeing, Citroen Headline GPU Technology Conference

GPU developers should mark their calendars. NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference will take place March 24-27 in San Jose, CA. Continue reading

OpenACC Implemented Linux Compiler

Users of the Linux GCC compiler will soon have access to GPU accelerator programming thanks to the work of the OpenACC Standards Group and Mentor Graphics.

Mentor and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility are collaborating to integrate the OpenACC standard into the open-source GCC compiler suite. OpenACC is an application program interface that allows programmers to provide directives to the compiler to identify what code to offload to the GPU accelerator. The GCC compiler was produced by the GNU Project. Continue reading

NVIDIA, IBM Target Big Data for the Enterprise

GPU accelerator technology is about to arrive in the corporate data center. NVIDIA and IBM announced at this week’s SC13 show that the two companies will collaborate on GPU-accelerated versions of IBM’s enterprise software applications on IBM Power Systems. Continue reading

Blue Pigment Could Enable Quantum Computing

The British five-pound note is worth about $8, give or take a few cents, but the blue pigment used on the bills may prove invaluable to the field of quantum computing.

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IBM’s Redox Flow System Powers, Cools Computers with ‘Electronic Blood’

IBM researchers have unveiled a new liquid power and cooling solution for computers that it has dubbed “electronic blood.” Continue reading


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