Here’s a collection of highlights, selected totally subjectively, from the recent enterprise HPC news stream as reported at insideHPC.com.
Quick links from ISC
There is a lot of activity at the top end of HPC coming out the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany, this week. It’s big news, but not necessarily big news in enterprise HPC, so here are some quick links to the biggest announcements from the conference. Click through for details if you’re interested.
Getting us out of multicore software crisis
Intel announced a new arrow in the quiver of things it’s doing to avert the coming multi-core software crunch.
Intel Corporation unveiled today a global training curriculum for software developers to speed and expand software development for multi-core processors. The Intel® Software Training Program offers classroom courses and hands-on lab work to better train software developers in multi-threaded application design.
Details on the effort as well as pointers to the course catalog in the company’s press release.
Meanwhile, Savas Parastatidis has a post on his blog pointing to the presentations and papers from the just-concluded Manycore Computing Workshop 07, sponsored by his team at Microsoft.
IBM to announce Cluster 1350 Opteron upgrades
Ashlee Vance over at The Register ran a piece earlier this week with advance news that IBM is upgrading its Cluster 1350 line.
…customers will find the 1U x3455 available with 95W dual-core Opterons running at 1.8GHz, 2.6Ghz and 3.0GHz. That’s because IBM has picked up the fresh Opterons AMD released in April that kicked the dual-core part to 3.0GHz for the first time. So, a similar situations holds true for the 4U Opteron-based x3755 system.
Complementing the Opteron systems, IBM ships the Cluster 1350 unit with Xeon-, Power- and Cell-based servers too.