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IBM TechU 2016 – An attendees view

The IBM Power Systems & Storage Technical University rolled into Hammersmith in London this week, and it has not disappointed! We’re in full flow right now and, similar to previous events the week has been excellent. The ‘TechU’ is a great opportunity to network and meet like-minded people, learn about the latest technology, and sharpen […]

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The New Age of Aquarius

Is Intel’s processor dominance in HPC at an end? Is this the dawning of a new age? IBM’s POWER8 systems seem to be gaining some traction, especially with interest in the new Minsky platform, specifically the NVlink performance and integration into the system. Accelerator-based computation is progressively seen as a way of increasing HPC performance […]

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GTC 2016: Is this the final frontier?

For the first time, NVIDIA’s largest conference, the GPU Technology Conference, came to Europe. The hot topic of the conference has been Deep Learning on GPUs – this is, of course, a GPU technology event! Right from the get-go, from the Keynote to the talks and seminars of the event, it has all been about […]

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Part 2: Predictions for HPC in 2015 – Technology perspective

Whether an organisation is purchasing HPC power for science & research or for commercially driven motives, it’s essential to keep adopting the latest technological solutions to meet those bigger challenges I mentioned in Part 1 of my HPC predictions blog. The push toward Exascale is always quite exciting – the industry utopia for power and […]

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Honest Gov – I didn’t know!

Back in March I wrote a blog article about Bitcoin and the parallels it has with HPC – and the emergence of FPGA. I think maybe this is now coming true. With the recent announcement of Intel’s own FPGA-tuned chips and, particularly with respect to OpenPower [both Xilinx and Altera are designing FPGA accelerators that […]

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Bitcoin and what can we learn for Exascale Computing

So, what is Bitcoin anyway? In a nutshell, it’s a digital currency that can be traded and used as a real currency. But, more importantly, anyone can create bitcoins by a process of mining, whereby a user runs a job to solve a cryptographic equation to uncover a bitcoin. All bitcoins are unique and, the […]

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ISC 2014

Venue: Leipzig, Germany For further information please visit: http://www.isc-events.com/isc14/

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GPU Technology Conference

Venue: San Jose, California, USA For further information please visit: http://www.gputechconf.com/page/home.html   

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