Bringing POWER to the People

Last month, Cirrascale joined the OpenPOWER foundation and soon after announced its entry into the market of POWER-based systems with its RM4950 OpenPOWER Development Platform at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose. It was at this conference that IBM and the OpenPOWER Foundation were hosting their first OpenPOWER Summit. […]

Getting Moore with Intel

No, that isn’t a spelling error you see there in the title, just a little play on words.  For those of you not familiar with Gordon Moore or the law that the original co-founder of Intel described in the early 1960s, he had made the observation that when it comes […]

To Core or Not to Core

That is the new question in HPC.  I have been in the HPC market for over 20 years, and in all my days, I have never seen a trend like what is occurring right now.  Historically, HPC (High Performance Computing for the newbies), had been about packing as much computing […]

Exploring the PCIe Bus Routes

As is evident from the Cirrascale web page, we do a lot business with customers making use of GPU Compute (or other computational accelerators, such as the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor).  While a few of our customers have workloads that are embarrassingly parallel, most applications require some sort of intercommunication […]

What’s All This ARM Stuff Going On?

First let me just say ”I love my Intel Core i7 gaming CPU”, and I couldn’t get anything done at work without my Intel-based Macbook Pro laptop. So, with that said, where is all of this buzz coming from with ARM processors lately? I can understand a low power chip […]