Understanding Back End Utilization and the Internet of Things

Where is the Internet of Things headed? Slashdot Media contributing editor David Bolton looks at some of the technologies that drive the back end. He then predicts which will be the main one.

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New Intel Security Tech to Keep Data Visible, Safe in Cloud

OpenStack-based Cloud Integrity Technology wraps container-bound workloads, applies policies regardless of location or platform The Cloud is so popular that nearly every company polled for a new Verizon report uses some Cloud services. Half will put the majority of their workloads in the Cloud by 2018. Too bad they can’t …

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Intel HPCs Highlight New NERSC Supercomputer Facility

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has opened a new state-of-the-art facility that will house supercomputers and a high-speed network that will allow scientists to conduct their research and collaborate. The $143 million facility is the new home of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), which provides supercomputing resources to …

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National Labs Partner on Next-Generation Supercomputers

The Los Alamos, Lawrence Berkeley and Sandia national laboratories have formed an alliance to help each other design, purchase and deploy next-generation supercomputers that meet the nation’s scientific community’s needs. After previously deploying supercomputers independently to meet their respective scientific missions, the three Department of Energy national labs now plan …

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Intel Reveals Xeon Phi and the Power of Standardized HPCs

New processor helps drive effort to create supercomputing for the masses, but reference architectures and guidance do the real work Intel Corp. has released new details about the next version of its Xeon Phi supercomputing processor, as part of a series of announcements detailing an effort to bring supercomputing closer …

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What Drives MPI Performance?

MPI, short for Message Passing Interface, is a specification for programming parallel computers using message-passing libraries. It details how to move data from the address space of one process to that of another in a cooperative manner. The most-recent version of the standard MPI 3.1 was released in June. It …

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Supercomputers Speed Development of New Army Weapons

To combat rapidly emerging threats, the US Army is beginning to take advantage of supercomputers to speed the development of new weapons systems. The goal is to shorten the acquisition process. Historically, it has taken the Army and the rest of the military 10 years to design, develop and produce …

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CPUs Burst Through Myths That Only GPUs Make Machines Learn

Huge boosts of power for Deep Neural Networks in CPU-only solutions Intel Corp. is promoting research into the performance of machine-learning systems it says busts the myth that deep learning systems must rely on GPUs, not CPUs to learn quickly enough to be useful. Tuning algorithms, vectorizing code and using …

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China Has World’s Fastest Supercomputers Again

China has nearly tripled the number of supercomputers in the latest Top500 list, as its Tianhe-2 supercomputer continued its reign as the fastest high-performance computing (HPC) system in the world. The Asian nation now has 109 of the world’s fastest supercomputers, up from 37 when the last list was announced …

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