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2012-07-17 12:08:15

Melbourne researchers are now simulating in 3D, the motion of the complete human rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, on Australia´s fastest supercomputer, paving the way for new drug development. Rhinovirus infection is linked to about 70 per cent of all asthma exacerbations with more than 50 per cent of these patients requiring hospitalization. Furthermore, over 35 per cent of patients with acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are hospitalized each...

2012-06-27 02:29:51

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced that they are broadening their nearly 20-year collaboration in high performance computing (HPC) by joining forces to work with industrial partners to help boost their competitiveness in the global economy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120627/NY31344 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Under a recently concluded...

US Recaptures Reign As Having World's Fastest Supercomputer
2012-06-18 09:06:53

It has been more than two years since the US lost the number one spot on the TOP500 list of the world´s fastest supercomputers to China, which then lost that spot to Japan´s K Computer. Now, after IBM unveiled its Sequoia BlueGene/Q System which manages a sustained 16.32 petaflops, the title is returning to the US, dropping Japan to second. The computer, built for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) by IBM, outpaces Japan´s K Computer by more than 5 petaflops...

2012-06-17 22:21:19

MUNICH, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), in collaboration with IBM (NYSE: IBM), today announced the world's first commercially available hot-water cooled supercomputer, a powerful, high-performance system designed to help researchers and industrial institutions across Europe investigate and solve some of the world's most daunting scientific challenges. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) YouTube: http://youtu.be/LzTedSh51Tw...

2012-04-10 06:30:39

Governments of Canada and Ontario team with IBM, U of T, Western University in research initiative that will help solve pressing challenges in cities, water, energy, and healthcare TORONTO, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Governments of Canada and Ontario, with IBM (NYSE: IBM) and a consortium of seven universities led by the University of Toronto and Western University today announced they are collaborating to establish a new Ontario-based $210 million dollar research and...

2012-03-30 02:24:48

HOUSTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rice University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a partnership to build the first award-winning IBM Blue Gene supercomputer in Texas. Rice also announced a related collaboration agreement with the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil to initiate the shared administration and use of the Blue Gene supercomputer, which allows both institutions to share the benefits of the new computing resource. (Logo:...

2012-03-27 02:29:15

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rutgers today formally launched a high-performance computing (HPC) center at the university focused on the application of "Big Data" analytics in life sciences, finance, and other industries. The center is aimed at improving the economic competitiveness of New Jersey's public and private research organizations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120327/NY77059 ) The HPC center will be part of the newly created Rutgers Discovery...

One Terabit-Per-Second Transfer Speed Available With Holey Optichip
2012-03-08 11:27:08

IBM researchers have developed a prototype optical chip, called Holey Optochip, with the ability to transfer a terabit of data per second, which could enhance the power of supercomputers, such as those found in the Power 775 and Blue Gene systems from IBM. The chip is a parallel optical transceiver consisting of both a transmitter and a receiver that is designed to handle the large amount of data created and transmitted over corporate and consumer networks as a result of new applications...

2011-11-01 14:00:00

BADEN, Switzerland and RUESCHLIKON, Switzerland, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and ABB, the world's largest builder of electricity grids, are using supercomputers to study and potentially develop a new type of high-voltage insulator that will improve the efficiency of transmitting electricity. An improved insulator has the potential to transform the power grid by reducing energy loss and outages caused by material deterioration when exposed to weather. (Logo:...

2011-06-30 12:40:00

ARMONK, N.Y., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An IBM (NYSE: IBM) supercomputer is the most energy efficient supercomputer in the world, according to the latest Supercomputing 'Green500 List' announced by Green500.org. A prototype of IBM's next generation Blue Gene®/Q supercomputer is #1 on the list. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The list shows that 6 of the top ten most energy efficient supercomputers in the world are built on IBM...