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2011-08-23 13:00:47

  Physicists are hinting that the Higgs-Boson particle, sometimes referred to as the “God particle”, may be nonexistent. According to the AFP news agency, physicists announced at a European conference that a big atom-smasher experiment had shown tantalizing hints of the Higgs-Boson, as the search to identify the particle enters the final stretch with results expected late next year. Physicist Howard Gordon, deputy US ATLAS operations program manager told AFP,...

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2011-08-11 11:15:00

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) team is looking to the public to help it hunt for the Higgs boson particle. "Volunteers can now actively help physicists in the search for new fundamental particles that will provide insights into the origin of our Universe, by contributing spare computing power from their personal computers and laptops," read a statement from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research which runs the LHC. The Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid is a $141...

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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...

2011-07-28 01:14:46

NSF to support the most advanced, powerful and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and services in the world A partnership of 17 institutions last week announced a new project that allows researchers open access to the power of supercomputers, advanced computational tools and digital resources and services directly from their desktops. Called Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the project links computers, data and people from around the world...

2011-07-26 15:12:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been awarded $18 million to help create a new generation of linkages among high-performance computers and research facilities across the nation. The new supercomputing grid will create a powerful tool for taking on some of the most complex problems in science. The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) will carry out the project, which is part of a $121 million National...

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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2011-07-17 06:18:01

New Supercomputer Delivers Increased Productivity, On-demand Access By Jan Zverina, San Diego Supercomputer Center Trestles, a supercomputer launched earlier this year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, is proving itself as a valuable resource for researchers across a wide range of disciplines, from astrophysics to molecular dynamics, who need access to computational resources with rapid turnaround. In the seven months since its launch,...

2011-06-22 07:00:00

HAMBURG, Germany, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International Supercomputing Conference Stand 850 -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO), provider of a next-generation shared data decentralization platform, today announced that its technology has been utilized to realize significant performance improvements in MySQL database queries for bioinformatics research. The Protein Data Bank (PDB) research is being conducted at the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with the San Diego...

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2011-05-24 07:33:04

A senior physicist said on Monday that the CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) set a new record in its quest to pinpoint the elusive particle known as the Higgs Boson. "Last night, a symbolic frontier was crossed," said Michel Spiro, president of the board of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), according to the AFP news agency. The rate of sub-atomic collisions at the world's biggest particle collider has multiplied 10-fold in the last month. The 16.9-mile tunnel is...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.