Author Archives: Brett Newman

NVIDIA Tesla V100 Price Analysis

Now that NVIDIA has launched their new Tesla V100 32GB GPUs, the next questions from many customers are “What is the Tesla V100 Price?” “How does it compare to Tesla P100?” “How about Tesla V100 16GB?” and “Which GPU should … Continue reading

NVIDIA Datacenter Manager (DCGM) for More Effective GPU Management

Managing an HPC server can be a tricky job, and managing multiple servers even more complex. Adding GPUs adds even more power yet new levels of granularity. Luckily, there’s a powerful, and effective tool available for managing multiple servers or … Continue reading

Tesla V100 “Volta” GPU Review

Index of our review: Speeds and Feeds Which GPU is for me? Enhanced NVLink Programming Improvements What Volta Means for me? The next generation NVIDIA Volta architecture is here. With it comes the new Tesla V100 “Volta” GPU, the most … Continue reading

Intel Xeon E5-4600v3 “Haswell” 4-socket CPU Review

Intel has launched new 4-socket Xeon E5-4600v3 CPUs. They are the perfect choice for “just beyond dual socket” system scaling. Leverage them for larger memory capacity, faster memory bandwidth, and higher core-count when you aren’t ready for a multi-system purchase. Here … Continue reading

Common PCI-Express Myths for GPU Computing Users

At Microway we design a lot of GPU computing systems. One of the strengths of GPU-compute is the flexibility PCI-Express bus. Assuming the server has appropriate power and thermals, it enables us to attach GPUs with no special interface modifications. We can … Continue reading

AVX2 Optimization and Haswell-EP (Xeon E5-2600v3) CPU Features

We’re very excited to be delivering systems with the new Xeon E5-2600v3 and E5-1600v3 CPUs. If you are the type who loves microarchitecture details and compiler optimization, there’s a lot to gain. If you haven’t explored the latest techniques and … Continue reading

Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 “Haswell” Processor Review

Update: As of March 31, 2016 we recommend version four of these Intel Xeon CPUs. Please see our new post Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 “Broadwell” Processor Review Intel has launched brand new Xeon E5-2600 v3 CPUs with groundbreaking new features. … Continue reading

NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPUs, the High Performance Choice for Many Applications

NVIDIA Tesla K40 is now the leading Tesla GPU for performance.  Here are some important use-cases where Tesla K40 might greatly accelerate your GPU-accelerated applications: Pick Tesla K40 for Large Data Sets GPU memory has always been at a greater … Continue reading

Software Support for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors

With Intel’s release of the Xeon Phi coprocessor cards, HPC users must ask themselves how much performance they need and how they plan to achieve it. Will resources be devoted towards fast new hardware, re-writing/optimizing software or some balance of … Continue reading