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IBM Takes On Big Workloads With Power8 Enterprise Systems

Customers running big workloads on IBM's largest Power Systems servers got a preview this week of the high-end Power8 machines that the company will be rolling out over the ...Full Article

IBM’s Power8 Enterprise Systems Loom

Back in July, as EnterpriseTech has previously reported, IBM's chief financial officer, Martin Schroeter, said that Big Blue was working on fleshing out the midrange and high-end of the ...Full Article

Shared Memory Clusters: Observations On Persistent Memory

The other SMC articles in this series have referred to a notion called "memory." These articles have often intentionally not said so, but I have left the impression that ...Full Article

Oracle Cranks Up The Cores To 32 With Sparc M7 Chip

Say what you will about Oracle co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison, but when the software giant bought Sun Microsystems more than four years ago, for $7.4 billion, he said ...Full Article

Shared Memory Clusters: Observations On Processor Virtualization

In the preceding articles on Shared Memory Clusters, I have been making a distinction between truly distributed systems – those that must explicitly copy data between systems – and ...Full Article

IBM Forging Bigger Power8 Systems, Adding FPGA Acceleration

IBM launched its first servers based on the Power8 processors back in April, and the initial machines were aimed at scale-out clusters as well as at customers needing a ...Full Article

Shared Memory Clusters: Observations On Capacity And Response Time

Our marketing friends correctly observe that Shared-Memory Clusters (SMCs) can provide scads of processors and buckets full of memory, all the while with the programming and often performance efficiency ...Full Article

Shared Memory Clusters: Of NUMA And Cache Latencies

In the introduction article in this series, I explained that NUMA topology-based SMP systems with two levels to the memory (DRAM) hierarchy have been around and kicking for quite ...Full Article

Shared Memory Clusters 101

Shared memory clusters are one of those technologies that is at the same time just evolutionary, but also – because of what it will become – potentially revolutionary. Although ...Full Article

Wall Street Wants Tech To Trade Smarter And Faster

The HPC Linux on Wall Street conference was held in New York City this week, and a lot of the talk at the event was on high frequency trading ...Full Article
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