Future Systems: Can Exascale Revive AMD?

We spend a lot of time in the upper stratospheres of computing among the hyperscale and HPC crowds here at The Next Platform, and the consistent theme across these two similar but often very different customers bases is that we need a new system architecture that provides better performance at a lower cost and in a lower thermal envelope and an expanded memory hierarchy that can help with those goals.


Mellanox Rides Bandwidth Hunger Wave

After many years of investment, Mellanox Technologies is reaping from the research and development that it has sown in the InfiniBand and Ethernet markets, pushing up bandwidth to 56 Gb/sec and now to 100 Gb/sec just as Intel’s “Haswell” Xeon E5 v3 processors – the dominant CPUs behind the machines cloud, hyperscale, and HPC datacenters – are ramping.