Texas Instruments and Nimbix, a leader in heterogeneous high-performance computing cloud processing, have announced their collaboration on Nimbix’s Accelerated Compute Cloud (NACC). The collaboration demonstrates the power of combining low-power acceleration technology with an easy-to-use high-performance cloud service. Nimbix utilised the fixed- and floating-point capabilities of TI’s KeyStone-based TMS320C66x DSPs to provide real-time high-definition video processing in a cloud compute environment. The use of multicore DSPs over other processors lends itself to be better in performance per watt, resulting in lower total cost of ownership for a variety of cloud-based workloads, including video, imaging and multimedia.
Robert Roe investigates some of the European projects focusing on preparing today’s supercomputers and HPC programmers for exascale HPC
The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany has been operating supercomputers of the highest performance class since 1987. Tim Gillett talks to Norbert Attig and Thomas Eickermann
Gemma Church investigates how simulation and modelling de-risks the detection and extraction of geothermal energy resources
Robert Roe investigates the importance of upgrading legacy laboratory informatics systems and the benefits this provides to scientists