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2010-09-21 13:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GPU Technology Conference 2010 (GTC) -- Elemental Technologies, the leading provider of massively parallel video processing solutions, today announced support for the latest generation of graphics processing units (GPUs) from NVIDIA®, based on NVIDIA Fermi architecture. The most recent software releases for Elemental's video compression systems now enable compatibility across the most extensive range of NVIDIA CUDA(TM)-based...

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2010-08-13 08:00:00

Astronomers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected gamma-rays from a nova for the first time, a finding that stunned observers and theorists alike. The discovery overturns the notion that novae explosions lack the power to emit such high-energy radiation. A nova is a sudden, short-lived brightening of an otherwise inconspicuous star. The outburst occurs when a white dwarf in a binary system erupts in an enormous thermonuclear explosion. "In human terms, this was an...

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2010-08-11 13:07:13

This month physicist Juan Collar and his associates are taking their attempt to unmask the secret identity of dark matter into a Canadian mine more than a mile underground. The team is deploying a 4-kilogram bubble chamber at SNOLab, which is part of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory in Ontario, Canada. A second 60-kilogram chamber will follow later this year. Scientists anticipate that dark matter particles will leave bubbles in their tracks when passing through the liquid in one of these...

2010-08-06 17:42:33

Physicists are divided on whether string theory is a viable theory of everything, but many agree that it offers a new way to look at physical phenomena that have otherwise proven difficult to describe. In the past decade, physicists have used string theory to build a connection between quantum and gravitational mechanics, known as gauge/gravity duality. MIT physicists, led by Hong Liu and John McGreevy, have now used that connection to describe a specific physical phenomenon "” the...

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2010-07-23 06:29:26

The Tevatron accelerator "atom smasher" may get three extra years of usage in order to continue its hunt for the elusive God particle. Physicists at the Tevatron -- based in Batavia, Illinois and operated by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) -- are hoping to keep the accelerator operational until 2014, as they think the Higgs boson is within their grasp. The Higgs boson is a sub-atomic particle considered crucial to the current theory of particle physics. The Tevatron is...

2010-07-09 08:21:00

NEWARK, Del., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- EM Photonics, Inc. announced today the general availability of CULA 2.0, its GPU-accelerated linear algebra library used by thousands of developers and scientists worldwide. The new version provides support for NVIDIA GPUs based on the latest "Fermi" architecture, which offers HPC users unprecedented performance in double-precision mathematics, faster memory, and new usability features. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100709/DE32774LOGO )...

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2010-07-08 13:36:41

Scientists at JILA, working with Italian theorists, have discovered another notable similarity between ultracold atomic gases and high-temperature superconductors, suggesting there may be a relatively simple shared explanation for equivalent behaviors of the two very different systems. Described in Nature Physics,* the new research lends more support to the idea that JILA studies of superfluidity (flow with zero friction) in atomic gases may help scientists understand far more complicated...

2010-07-08 01:59:00

MOSCOW, July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. announces the support of NVIDIA Fermi chips for accelerating password recovery even further. By using NVIDIA's newest high-end video accelerators for its password recovery tools, ElcomSoft has achieved benchmark speeds demonstrating 20-fold gain in recovery speed compared to Intel current top of the line quad-core CPUs. The new Fermi-based video boards exceed benchmark speeds of previous-generation NVIDIA Tesla by doubling the...

2010-06-06 07:54:00

NEWPORT, Mich., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fermi 2 Power Plant automatically shut down at 2:38 a.m. today, when strong thunderstorms blowing through the area affected one of two offsite power feeds to the plant. The plant is designed to automatically shut down as a precaution when one of those power feeds is interrupted. The plant operated exactly as designed during the shutdown and is in a safe, stable condition. These events led plant operators to declare an Unusual Event, the lowest...

2010-05-06 05:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Portland Group®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics and a leading supplier of compilers for high-performance computing (HPC), today announced that its entire line of PGI Accelerator(TM) compiler products, including its new PGI 10.4 release, now support the latest NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPU) based on the Fermi architecture. The NVIDIA Tesla 20-series supports many new features for the HPC space as well as...


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