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Blue Waters Supercomputer Open For Business
2013-03-31 05:59:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Blue Waters — one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world — was officially declared available for use in a ceremony held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on Thursday. In technical terms, the computer “is capable at peak performance of nearly 12 quadrillion floating point operations per second and, more importantly, has...

Image 1 - NSF's Most Powerful Computing Resource Opens Its Doors To Science Teams
2012-03-24 02:44:00

From climate change to the HIV infection to the evolution of the universe, tool enables researchers to address some of the world's most challenging scientific questions Six research teams have started to use the first phase of the Blue Waters sustained-petascale supercomputer to study some vexing problems in science and engineering from climate change to the HIV infection. It's the first use of Blue Waters, which is on its way to becoming one of the most powerful supercomputers in the...

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2011-08-09 10:40:56

IBM and the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) said they have abandoned plans to build a petaflop-speed computer. IBM terminated its four-year 2008 "Blue Waters" contract with NCSA to develop a $208 million supercomputer. "The innovative technology that IBM ultimately developed was more complex and required significantly increased financial and technical support by IBM beyond its original expectations," the joint statement read. "NCSA and IBM...

2011-07-19 09:00:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigamon®, the creator and leading global provider of data access network solutions, has been selected by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) to deliver powerful network visibility products for its 'Blue Waters' project. Gigamon's Intelligent Data Access Networking® technology will enable researchers to greatly enhance the scalability and security of their network...

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2010-04-28 09:17:11

They can't wait to do computational chemistry at a quadrillion calculations per second. But it's not all that computing power that's driving three Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers as they develop computational chemistry at the petascale. Driving their project is the ability to run complex calculations and do better science. "Petascale power is required for accuracy," said Monica Lamm, an Iowa State assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering and associate...


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