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Feature Article

Memory-Driven Computing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been developing a new paradigm for high-performance computing associated with Big Data, whereby an enormous multi-terabyte (TB) pool of memory is shared by many processors. This approach is known as Memory-Driven Computing, or MDC, and the project is called “The Machine”. In the latest version of the prototype, 160 TB of fast non-volatile memory is connected to forty 32-core processors via fast photonic interconnects.

An overview of the prototype is provided here.

Some potential Big-Data applications are discussed here.

For more information from HPE on Memory-Driven Computing, see here.

Technology Spotlight

Technology Spotlight

Podcast Overview of IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS)

In May 2016, IEEE announced the formation of the IRDS as part of the Industry Connections Program of the IEEE Standards Association, under the sponsorship of IEEE Rebooting Computing. In March 2017, the IRDS team published nine foundational white papers that outline the technical components required to create an official roadmap in early 2018. To help us better understand the IRDS program and the roadmap it will soon produce, we interviewed three participating experts: Erik DeBenedictis and Matthew Marinella of Sandia National Lab and Geoffrey Burr of IBM. To listen to or download this or other RC-related podcasts, see here.

IRDS will have a preliminary release of their 2018 roadmap in November 2017 as part of Rebooting Computing Week.