Tag Archives: High Performance Computing

Can I use Deep Learning?

If you’ve been reading the press this year, you’ve probably seen mention of deep learning or machine learning. You’ve probably gotten the impression they can do anything and solve every problem. It’s true that computers can be better than humans … Continue reading

Microway joins the OpenPOWER Foundation

We’re excited to announce that Microway has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation as a Silver member. We are integrating the OpenPOWER technologies into our server systems and HPC clusters. We’re also offering our HPC software tools on OpenPOWER. The collaboration between … Continue reading

Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 “Broadwell” Processor Review

Today we begin shipping Intel’s new Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors. They provide more CPU cores, more cache, faster memory access and more efficient operation. These are based upon the Intel microarchitecture code-named “Broadwell” – we expect them to be the … 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

Introduction to RAID for HPC Customers

There is a lot of material available on RAID, describing the technologies, the options, and the pitfalls.  However, there isn’t a great deal on RAID from an HPC perspective.  We’d like to provide an introduction to RAID, clear up a … 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

PCI-Express Root Complex Confusion?

I’ve had several customers comment to me that it’s difficult to find someone that can speak with them intelligently about PCI-E root complex questions. And yet, it’s of vital importance when considering multi-CPU systems that have various PCI-Express devices (most … Continue reading

Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 “Ivy Bridge” Processor Review

Many within the HPC community have been eagerly awaiting the new Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 CPUs. To those already familiar with the “Ivy Bridge” architecture in the Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors, many of the updated features of these 4-socket Xeon … Continue reading

Workstations, Servers and Clusters – What is HPC in 2014?

The phrase “High Performance Computing” gets thrown around a lot, but HPC means different things to different people. Every group with compute needs has its own requirements and workflow. There are many groups that would never need 100+ TFLOPS compute … 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