Great Resources To Learn GPU and CUDA

There is no question about it.  GPU Computing is a popular topic right now.  All you you need to do is look at this graph from Google Trends and you’ll see how interest in this technology has jumped in the last year in the search volume index.

So you’ve heard about it, but you don’t know where to start when it comes to learning and understanding the technology. Continue reading “Great Resources To Learn GPU and CUDA”

Waiting for the Software to Catch Up

I can’t tell you how many times I have spoken to my customers wanting to migrate to a new technology such as GPGPU computing for rendering applications, or those interested in ARM servers for the reduced power consumption that they offer. Many are waiting…but not on the hardware. Dell offers GPGPU computing solutions in our c410x product in the PowerEdge C line from Dell DCS, and in the m610x blade which is a part of the M1000 Blade Chassis. With the release of the c5000 series also from Dell DCS we’ll have a compelling story around low-power Microservers to meet the requirements of companies seeking that technology using low power AMD and Intel processors. But when it comes what you can do with GPGPU computing, the limiting factor for many is the application stack they want to use. In many cases the customers I talk to are ready to move to GPU computing, they can’t. Not yet. Continue reading “Waiting for the Software to Catch Up”

Dell Data Center Solutions

I often laugh on the inside when people find out that I work for Dell because immediately they assume that I am a PC technician or something like that.  In reality, I am a PC user like most everyone else, and actually, I am a Linux guy.  It’s also funny when you read the Wall Street analyst reports that talk about PC sales and Dell is one of the companies they always mention.  What you don’t hear a lot about though is the Enterprise side of our business, including our Cloud, Hyperscale and High Performance Computing (HPC) teams.  At the most recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell sat down with Maria Bartiromo from CNBC for a very telling interview.  In short, Dell is about more than the PC. Continue reading “Dell Data Center Solutions”

Dell DCS Announces the c6145 – 96 Cores in 2u

One of the things I love about my job is that not only get to meet and work with great co-workers and customers, but I get to work with amazing technology, and solve many significant technology issues using Dell Cloud Computing Solutions and Poweredge C servers from Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS).  Today is another example of how Dell is innovating and producing products that take computing to the next level in the Cloud, Hyperscale and HPC. Continue reading “Dell DCS Announces the c6145 – 96 Cores in 2u”