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
IBM researchers have unveiled a new liquid power and cooling solution for computers that it has dubbed “electronic blood.” Continue reading
Supercomputing innovators will be honored with a new award at this year’s SC13 supercomputing conference in Denver. William Pugh of the University of Maryland will receive the inaugural “Test of Time” award for his 1991 paper, “The Omega Test: a Fast and Practical Integer Programming Algorithm for Dependence Analysis.” Continue reading