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  • Blog Post: Advantages of GPUDirect

    Blog Description GPUs can Talk to Each Other Now !! 10/24/2007 -- Comments Figure 1: Overview of the GPUDirect technology in CUDA 4.0 (courtesy of NVIDA Corporation). NVIDIA is about to release its latest CUDA 4.0 toolkit in the near future, and what a difference it is likely to...
  • Blog Post: HPC GPU Flexibility: The Evolution of GPU Applications and Systems Part 4

    Dell's Dr. Jeff Layton Part 4 – GPU Configurations Using Dell Systems GPUs are arguably one of the hottest trends in HPC. They can greatly improve performance while reducing the power consumption of systems. However, because the area of GPU Computing is still evolving both for application...
  • Blog Post: New Cornell Collaboration Explores GPU Computing Using MATLAB

    The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) announced an exciting new research collaboration between ourselves, NVIDIA, Dell and MathWorks . The goal of this newly formed group is to explore the capabilities of GPU computing for data manipulation using MATLAB applications. More specifically...
  • Blog Post: NAMD Performance on PE C6100 and C410X

    Executive Summay Given a single fully populated C410X with 16 M2070 GPUs, the recommended solution for NAMD is an 8 node configuration shown below. On STMV, a standard large NAMD benchmark, it shows a 3.5X performance compared to an equivalent CPU only cluster. It is recommended to use X5650...
  • Blog Post: HPC: Accelerating ANSYS Mechanical Simulations with M2090 GPU on the R720

    Authors: Saeed Iqbal, Shawn Gao Computational Structural Mechanics is commonly used by scientists and engineers to reduce the product development cycle time across various industries ranging from aerospace to structural biology. One of the most successful techniques that lends itself to computational...
  • Blog Post: HPC GPU Flexibility: Multiple GPUs + MPI, CUDA, OpenCL & Compilers

    Dr. Jeff Layton Note: In a previous blog, Dell's Dr. Jeff Layton begins this new series exploring the past & future of GPU Computing in HPC - you can read that blog here: HPC GPU Flexibility: The Evolution of GPU Applications and Systems Further Evolution: Think Multiple GPUs + MPI...
  • Blog Post: HPC GPU Flexibility: The Evolution of GPU Applications and Systems Part 3 – Dell’s Approach

    Dell's Dr. Jeff Layton GPUs are arguably one of the hottest trends in HPC. They can greatly improve performance while reducing the power consumption of systems. However, because the techniques of GPU computing are still evolving both for application development and for tool-sets, GPU...
  • Blog Post: Comparing GPU-Direct Enabled Communication Patterns for Oil and Gas Simulations

    Authors: Saeed Iqbal, Shawn Gao, Ty Mckercher Seismic processing algorithms are an important part of Oil and Gas workflows due to ever increasing demand for high resolution subsurface images that help delineate hydrocarbon reserves. In general, seismic processing algorithms are very compute intensive...
  • Blog Post: Faster Molecular Dynamics with GPUs

    Authors: Saeed Iqbal and Shawn Gao General purpose Graphic Processor Units (GPUs) have proven their acceleration capacity across several HPC application classes; in general, they are very suitable for accelerating compute-intensive applications E.g., Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Molecular...
  • Blog Post: Dell Mainstream Servers Get A Boost with NVIDIA GPUs

    Guest blog post by Sumit Gupta, Senior Director, Tesla GPU Computing , NVIDIA Every server manufacturer announced support last week for the new Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs in their new models. That includes PC giant Dell, which announced, for the first time, that it is supporting Tesla GPUs in its mainstream...
  • Blog Post: GPUDirect Improves Communication Bandwidth Between GPUs on the C410X

    Authored by: Saeed Iqbal, and Shawn Gao NVIDIA has supported GPUDirect v2.0 technology since CUDA 4.0. GPUDirect enables peer-to-peer communication among GPUs. Peer-to-peer communication directives in CUDA allow GPUs to exchange messages directly with each other. Effective communication bandwidth...
  • Blog Post: HPC GPU Flexibility: The Evolution of GPU Applications and Systems

    I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times. Everett Dirksen Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. Tony Robbins Technology makes things faster and more cost-effective, but it's not perfect. It requires...
  • Blog Post: Accelerating CFD using OpenFOAM with GPUs

    Authors: Saeed Iqbal and Kevin Tubbs The OpenFOAM CFD Toolbox is a free, open source CFD software package produced by OpenCFD Ltd. Its user base represents a wide range of engineering and science disciplines in both commercial and academic organizations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of features...
  • Blog Post: Accelerating High Performance Linpack (HPL) with GPUs

    Authors: Saeed Iqbal and Shawn Gao High Performance Linpack (HPL) is a commonly used reference benchmark for HPC systems. HPL stresses the compute and memory subsystems of the test systems and provides insights into the performance of these systems. Nowadays, General purpose Graphic Processor Units...