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TITAN sees unprecedented demand for supercomputing science projects

TITAN sees unprecedented demand for supercomputing science projects

Today the folks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NVIDIA, and Cray have brought on the next generation of accelerated computing with not just a re-naming of the Jaguar supercomputer, but integration with NVIDIA's solutions for GPU-powered greatness. This update turns the Titan (as it is now called) into the flagship accelerated computing system - the flagship for the whole world, that is. This is now a 200-cabinet Cray XK7 supercomputer working with 18,688 notes - AMD 16-core Opteron plus NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPUs - enough to change the way we work.

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Titan supercomputer goes live with potent CPU/GPU tag team

Titan supercomputer goes live with potent CPU/GPU tag team

The Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been upgraded, tackling complex climate change calculations with 20 petaflops worth of new processors. Under the (considerable) hood its NVIDIA's "Kepler" GPUs and AMD Opetron 6274 processors doing the heavy lifting, though NVIDIA can't resist pointing out that its graphics chips are in fact carrying 90-percent of the overall load. The GPUs, more commonly found powering gaming rigs, help make Titan "the world's fastest supercomputer for open scientific research."

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti arrives to fill $149 GPU gap

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti arrives to fill $149 GPU gap

NVIDIA has revealed its latest graphics option, the GeForce GTX 650 iI, a $149 video card targeting upgraders looking for the company's Kepler cleverness. Packing a promised five-times the performance of the GeForce 9600 GT, the GTX 650 Ti supports DirectX 11 and Full HD 1080p, and NVIDIA is even throwing in the promise of a free game for those who go shopping soon.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 push Kepler to sub-$110

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 and GTX 650 push Kepler to sub-$110

NVIDIA has taken the wraps off of its latest Kepler graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 650 and GTX 660, bringing the CUDA-based GPUs to the lowest price so far. Prices are promised at around $109 for the GeForce GTX 650, which offers a 1GHz clock speed and 1GB of DDR5 memory, and around $229 for the GeForce GTX 660, which doubles the RAM and is the cheapest way to get NVIDIA's GPU Boost for automatic overclocking.

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Your next Samsung could learn to love your smile

Your next Samsung could learn to love your smile

Heterogeneous System Architecture might not be a phrase that trips off your tongue right now, but if AMD, TI and - in a quiet addition - Samsung have their way, you could be taking advantage of it to interact with the computers of tomorrow. AMD VP Phil Rogers, president of the HSA Foundation, filled his IFA keynote with futurology and waxing lyrical about how PCs, tablets and other gadgets will react to not only touch and gestures, but body language and eye contact, among other things. Check out the concept demo after the cut.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti brings Kepler power with a cut on cost

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti brings Kepler power with a cut on cost

It's time for some fabulous 28nm Kepler action from NVIDIA with the GeForce GTX 660 Ti - bringing the next-generation graphics of Kepler GPU architecture in at a surprisingly affordable price. With the $299 Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti you'll be rolling out with a base clock speed of 915MHz and no less than two dual-link DVI outs, HDMI, and a DisplayPort 1.2 to boot. Along with a lovely 1,344 CUDA cores in the mix, you're getting essentially the same package as the GTX 670 with a major chop-out on the cash cost.

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AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

Top of the line gaming GPUs from the likes of AMD and NVIDIA may cost a pretty penny, but the price of the professional solutions that the companies offer will really make your eyes water. AMD has introduced the new $3,999 FirePro W9000 graphics card, with the company calling it the “world’s most powerful.” The GPU comes with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, can take advantage of 4 TFLOPS of single precision and a single TFLOP of double precision, and can shift a whopping 1.95 billion triangles per second.

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ARM Mali-T600 GPU series promises up to eight cores

ARM Mali-T600 GPU series promises up to eight cores

The international versions of the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy S III all make use of an Exynos processor paired with a Mali-400 GPU, which has proven to be quite a champ in the performance department. Now ARM has unveiled its second-generation of graphics, the Mali-T600 GPU. ARM says that the T600 series has been fine tuned for smartphones, tablet, and smart TVs, with variants ranging from quad- to octo-core.

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Nvidia boasts of its part in new MacBook Pro

Nvidia boasts of its part in new MacBook Pro

We've already taken a close look at Apple's new poster child for its heralded MacBook Pro product line, but we aren't the only ones boasting about it. Nvidia took to its official blog today to talk about how its graphical power is what makes the new MacBook Pro the laptop of the future. Of course, the 15-inch Retina Display has something to do with it as well, but here's what Nvidia had to say.

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