A Wake Up Call for Hybrid Memory Cube Efficiency

There has been quite a bit of talk over the last couple of years about what role high bandwidth memory technologies like the Intel and Micron-backed Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) might play in the future of both high performance computing nodes as well as in other devices, but the momentum is still somewhat slow, at least in terms of actual systems that are implementing HMC or its rival high bandwidth memory counterpart, High Bandwidth Memory (backed by a different consortium of vendors, including Nvidia and AMD).


Opening Up And Shaking Up Datacenter Designs

The hyperscalers of the world have taught data processing organizations many important lessons over the past decade, and the two most important ideas are that you have to measure everything and use metrics to drive both hardware and software engineering, top to bottom, from the disk drive and memory stick all the way out to the power substation that feeds the datacenter.