Today at SIGGRAPH 2012 NVIDIA officially announced today a new line of Quadro® professional graphics solutions for the latest leading mobile workstations. New Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs) feature Kepler, the fastest, most efficient GPU architecture.
Interesting article evaluating the compute efficiency for a variety of CPU and GPU processors available right now or coming very soon. Interestingly, IBM’s Blue Gene/Q conclusively demonstrates that a CPU designed for throughput can match and even exceed the power efficiency of GPUs
As a consequence of these architectural changes, binary software compatibility is improbable. At the very least, it is required to recompile software to be able to run on Larrabee. Depending on the actual implementation of software one may want to run on Intel’s MIC, it might also be necessary to put in some reengineering effort.
AMD’s GCN Architecture comes at a time of change for the industry. Graphics is an increasingly important part of the user experience, and a crucial component for SoCs that integrate CPUs and GPU side-by-side. The mandate for GPUs is expanding to include not just 3D rendering, but new general purpose, heterogeneous applications such as facial recognition, which are only feasible using the parallel performance of the GPU.
Here, we review the current landscape of GPU hardware and programming models, and provide a snapshot survey of the current state of computational molecular science codes ported to GPUs to help domain scientists and software developers understand the potential benefits and drawbacks of this new computing architecture.
Over the last decade, there has been a growing interest in the use of graphics processing units (GPUs) for non-graphics applications. From early academic proof-of-concept papers around the year 2000, the use of GPUs has now matured to a point where there are countless industrial applications. Together with the expanding use of GPUs, we have…
Intel just announced its new brand for “Many Integrated Core Architecture” chips, Intel Xeon Phi, with the coprocessors for workstations, data centers and even supercomputers. Available by the end of 2012, the first generation of Intel Xeon Phi product family will complement the existing Intel Xeon.
Intel is preparing for another major transition, similar to the one it brought to light seven years ago. The move will once again be motivated by mobility, and the transition will be away from the giant CPUs that currently power high-end desktops and notebooks to lower power, more integrated SoCs that find their way into tablets and smartphones.