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Top 10 Hits and Misses for 2010
From the surge of GPU computing to Oracle's withdrawl from HPC, we recap the notable highlights and lowlights of the year.

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The Gathering Storm, Five Years On
Latest National Academy of Sciences report describes continuing decline of US science and technology leadership.

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CERN Taps Brocade For Network Refresh
Organization preps for 100GbE core network.

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Exotics at SC10
Yes, there is life beyond Xeons, Opterons and GPGPUs.

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What to Look for at SC10
A short list of "can't miss" sessions at this year's Supercomputing conference.

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Oracle Buys 10 Percent Share of Mellanox
Ellison and company put some big bucks behind InfiniBand.

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IBM Aims to Transform Its HPC Business
Big Blue sees green in mainstream high performance computing market.

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New Chinese GPGPU Super Outruns Jaguar
Tianhe-1A sets Linpack mark of 2.5 petaflops.

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Supercomputing Meets Social Media
HPC at Georgia Tech, PNNL is all atwitter.

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For Proprietary HPC, Hope Springs Eternal
The tension between custom and commodity high performance computing has shaped both market approaches.

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Three Years On, GPU Computing Is Coming of Age
Nvidian Andy Keane talks about the company's Tesla GPU business.

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The iTunes of Algorithms
Massively Parallel Technologies takes aim at the software business model.

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GPU Tech Conference Wrap-Up
NVIDIA builds its case for GPU computing.

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NVIDIA Reveals CUDA GPU Roadmap
GPU maker talks about life after Fermi.

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Supercomputer-on-a-Chip Delivers Synthetic Vision
FPGA-based system could make driver licenses obsolete.

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Hobbyist Crafts Desktop Cray-1
Iconic supercomputer implemented with an FPGA kit.

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Halfway to the Cloud: Cluster Management as a Service
X-ISS offers remote support for in-house HPC clusters.

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A GPU on Every Chip
The general-purpose processor, redefined.

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Oracle Setting HPC Adrift
Layoffs, a missing product roadmap, and an SC10 no-show all point to company's exit from the high performance computing business.

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Algorithmic Terrorism on Wall Street
Analysts uncover evidence of high frequency trading shenanigans.

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Postcards From the Edge of Parallel Computing
HotPar workshop spotlights latest work in parallelism.

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NVIDIA Launches GPGPU Plug-In for Visual Studio
GPU programming comes to Microsoft's popular IDE.

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Information Technology Is Not the Savior of the Unemployed
The IT recovery is underway, but it left the jobs behind.

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Supercomputers When They Sizzle
Beating the heat with liquid cooling.

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Podcast: HPC Market Rebound Forecast; CTOs Talk Open Standards for GPGPU
Addison and Michael talk about the latest HPC market forecast from InterSect360 Research. The CTOs from PathScale and CAPS discuss the new HMPP open standard for GPU computing.

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Accelerator Adoption Picks Up Speed
The move to coprocessor accelerators is, umm, accelerating.

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Podcast: AMD Fires Up GPU Accelerators; PathScale Takes On CUDA
Michael and Addison discuss this week's GPGPU-related news from AMD and PathScale.

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GPU Computing II: Where the Truth Lies
Revisiting the "Inevitable Transition."

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GPU Computing: The Inevitable Transition?
General-purpose GPUs may soon be at the computational center of the HPC universe.

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The Other Exascale Challenge
Supercomputing apps may have to ditch the checkpoint-restart model.

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ISC'10 Preview
Hamburg, Germany, will soon become the center of the HPC universe -- at least for a week.

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Men Who Stare at Servers
The TOP500 list is getting ready for another round of petafloppery

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GOP Blocks Federal Funding for Science and Technology
Repubs play partisan politics with COMPETES Reauthorization Bill.

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Market Meltdown Still Does Not Compute
Investigators struggle to ascertain role of computerized trading in stock market plunge.

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Dally Disses Multicore
CPU performance has hit a wall, says NVIDIA chief scientist.

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A CEO's Take on US Competitiveness
Even multinationals get the blues.

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RoCE: An Ethernet-InfiniBand Love Story
The "Rocky" road to low-latency Ethernet.

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Unleashing the Memristor
Artificial synapses, non-volatile RAM, processor-in-memory -- the memristor does it all.

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Microsoft Injects More Goodies into Windows HPC
Software maker releases second beta of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2.

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Chipmakers Look to Rock High-End Server Biz
Intel and AMD ante up new server chips, place their bets.

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A Couple of New InfiniBand Songs
QLogic intros new pass-through module; Voltaire debuts MPI offload technology.

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Westmere Ushers in the Second Coming of Multicore
Latest silicon from Intel, AMD and NVIDIA will change the workstation-cluster dynamic.

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AMD Touts Core Competency
Chipmaker takes swipe at Intel HyperThreading.

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The Real Health Care Revolution Awaits
US health care is sick, but help may be on the way, says Leroy Hood.

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Multicore Watershed
Six, eight and twelve cores. The true multicore era for x86 is just around the corner.

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Venture Capital Drought? Not So Much.
Looking for a few good innovators.

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Cray Corrals Big Defense Deal
Supercomputer maker off to a running start in 2010.

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AMD Confirms 12-Core Opteron Production
Magny-Cours siting on eBay forces chipmaker to respond.

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No Country for Old Men
Why the IT industry is infatuated with younger workers.

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Of Clouds and Chips
A few thoughts on two of my favorite topics.

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SiCortex Co-founder John Mucci Dies
HPC entrepreneur succumbs to apparent heart attack.

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NSF and Microsoft Buddy Up
US researchers will get free access to Windows Azure cloud platform.

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Facebook Dreams of Terabit Ethernet
The slow road to fast networks.

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No Sign of HPC on Sun-Oracle Roadmap
Ellison and company is all about business computing.

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CHREC Is Doubling FPGAs in Novo-G Super
Upgraded machine will sport 192 FPGAs and nearly a terabyte of memory.

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Verari Reboot Paves Way for New HPC Strategy
New CEO takes company back to the future.

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Petascale Supers Poised for Debut in Asia
China and Singapore gear up petascale efforts.

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Analysts Talk Up IT Recovery
Will the computer industry lead us out of the economic wilderness?

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Some Thoughts on the Decade Ahead
A new beginning? Not exactly.

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The Beat Goes On
Verari and TotalView Technologies: HPC vendor churn continues.

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