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Earlier this month I delivered the keynote address at the LexisNexis HPCC Engineering Summit. It was entitled, Custom is the New Commodity. It’s exciting to be asked to attend the internal conference of a world-class company like LexisNexis. As one of the first data...

  • Publication Date: 09/30/2013
  • Author: Richard Murphy

At the end of this year’s International Supercomputing Conference (ISC), I sat enjoying a drink with a group of high-performance computing (HPC) veterans outside the church in Leipzig where the fall of communism began, and we inevitably asked the question, “What happened this...

  • Publication Date: 07/02/2013
  • Author: Richard Murphy

Folks familiar with technology development know that by the time a working group or a company starts talking publicly about an innovation, it’s really just the tip of the iceberg of what may have been years of thought, problem solving, and development of a solution.

  • Publication Date: 07/17/2013
  • Author: Tom Kinsley

I attended this year’s Supercomputing Conference (SC13) a few weeks ago and have finally had a chance to sift through all the news announcements, technical sessions, and meeting notes to provide you with a few highlights.

  • Publication Date: 12/13/2013
  • Author: Richard Murphy

At Supercomputing 13 (SC13), I participated in a discussion panel on the topic of reconfigurable computing. One recurring theme expressed by the audience was disappointment that the industry is not moving more quickly toward exascale-class performance despite the fact that we...

  • Publication Date: 12/19/2013
  • Author: Paul Dlugosch

At last, my friends, my mother, and the rest of the world get to learn what I’ve been working on—in secret—since I came to Micron exactly three years ago. At the venerable Supercomputing Conference this week, Micron announced a technology that is extremely rare—even to experts...

  • Publication Date: 11/21/2013
  • Author: Michael Leventhal

Last week, contributing editor Mark Anderson asked me to comment on the imminent release of the 2013 Graph500 Benchmark. The Graph500 is a rating of supercomputer systems that perform graph search workloads that happen in our lives every day—from academic and scientific...

  • Publication Date: 06/19/2013
  • Author: Richard Murphy

Greetings again from the International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig, Germany. This picture of the train station in Leipzig is, I'm told, the biggest in Germany. But what’s even bigger? The news of the new Top500 supercomputer champ, announced at ISC’s opening session...

  • Publication Date: 06/25/2013
  • Author: Dean Klein

Guten Tag on my last day at ISC in Leipzig. My panel on Memory System Design took place Thursday morning. My three panelists—Dr. Jae Jeong from Samsung, Todd Farrell from Micron, and Roger Pearce from Lawrence Livermore National Labs—each presented their views on...

  • Publication Date: 06/27/2013
  • Author: Dean Klein

Reporting to you (almost) live from this year's International Supercomputing!

  • Publication Date: 06/19/2013
  • Author: Dean Klein