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CIUK Event Report: Lack of Coding is still a Hindrance to Research Progress

Last week saw OCF attend the last HPC event on the 2017 calendar, Computing Insight UK. A cold and frosty start was braved by the delegates at the annual event organised by STFC, held for the second year in a row at Manchester Central. This year the event theme was “Joining Up the UK e-Infrastructure” […]

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No, GPUs aren’t going to replace CPUs, but they are here to stay

There was an interesting story published last month in which NVIDIA’s founder and CEO, Jensen Huang, said: “As advanced parallel-instruction architectures for CPU can be barely worked out by designers, GPUs will soon replace CPUs”. Here’s the thing, a GPU is never going to run an accounting package for example, or Microsoft Word, it’s always […]

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