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2009-04-23 06:50:00

A replication of a small portion of the brain has been developed, based on careful construction of each molecule, and has successfully restored experimental results from actual brains, BBC News reported. By placing the so-called "Blue Brain" in a virtual body, signs of molecular and neural origins of thought and memory can be observed. The director leading the study stated that scaling the recreation of the human brain is simply a matter of money.  "It's not a question of years, it's...

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2009-02-03 11:15:00

Seven months ago IBM delivered the world's fastest supercomputer, and Tuesday the company has already announce an even faster one, with the computer power of 2 million laptops.IBM said that it is developing the technology for its new Sequoia computer, which will be available to the Department of Energy for use at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2011.Sequoia grabs speeds up to 20 petaflops per second.  Its predecessor, which was delivered in June to the Energy Department, only...

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2008-11-21 15:35:45

The U.S. government and IBM have announced a collaborative effort to develop computers that mimic brain functions such as decision-making or image recognition. The so-called "cognitive computing" project combines the efforts of neurobiologists, computer and materials scientists, as well as psychologists. The project has received a $4.9 million grant from US defense agency DARPA in order to create technology capable of large-scale data analysis. IBM, along with Stanford University, the...

2008-11-12 15:00:07

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- DataDirect Networks, Inc. the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, highest performance computing environments in the world, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has successfully deployed Intrepid, one of the world's fastest supercomputers for open science, debuting at number three on the Top500 most powerful supercomputers, based on June 2008 rankings. The system has a peak performance...

2008-11-11 09:00:11

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- DataDirect Networks, Inc. the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, highest performance computing environments in the world, today announced that Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL) has selected the company's S2A9900 data infrastructure platform to provide scalable I/O for its next-generation computational simulation environment. The storage will be used by a number of LLNL supercomputers, including its newest system, Dawn. In...

2008-10-09 03:00:23

Building on significant progress with its growing partner and client base in sub-Saharan Africa, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today will host an innovation forum in Johannesburg to discuss both progress made during the past year and what lies ahead. Today's forum brings together leaders from government, academia and businesses to spark new initiatives that advance Africa's position in the global economy. Just under a year ago, IBM announced a $120 million investment in sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate...

2008-09-11 06:00:21

The Bulgarian State Agency for Information Technology and Communications, SAITC, and IBM have announced the installation of an IBM supercomputer at SAITC's computing center in Bulgaria. SAITC will use the IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer for DNA-based diagnostics, accelerated drug discovery, and financial modeling. The Linux-based system contains 8,192 microprocessors and processes 23.42 trillion operations per second. IBM said the densely packed processors, memory, and interconnecting...

2008-08-13 18:00:21

By Anonymous The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on May 13 it is accepting proposals through August 11 for a program to support high- impact scientific advances through the use of some of the world's most powerful supercomputers at 4 of DOE's national laboratories. Through the Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program, the DOE Office of Science plans to award approximately 680 million supercomputer processor hours at its laboratories....

2008-07-31 15:00:00

Canterbury University's super- computer ran at a $660,000 loss in its first year but was still a sound investment, acting Vice- Chancellor Ian Town says. University council members voted to buy an IBM Blue Gene super- computer in July last year at a cost of more than $5 million over a five-year lease-to-own deal. Their decision was based on a business case from consulting firm Deloitte, which predicted the computer, dubbed Blue Fern, would bring in external revenue of $852,000 during...

2008-07-24 09:00:37

When it comes to supercomputing energy efficiency, IBM (NYSE: IBM) cannot be beaten -- that's according to the findings of the latest Supercomputing 'Green 500 List' announced by The Green500.org. http://www.green500.org/lists/2008/06/green500.php No fewer than the top 15 positions in the ranking of energy efficiency are held by supercomputers built on IBM high performance computing technology. The list includes supercomputers from across the globe being used for a variety of applications...


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