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2014-06-26 16:27:19

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A University of Maryland supercomputer for the first time has been ranked among the most powerful supercomputers in the world, according to the 43rd edition of the closely watched list released twice yearly by TOP500.org. Deepthought2, launched in May 2014 to support advanced research activities, ranks No. 14 among U.S. universities, making the high-performance computing system one of the nation's fastest in an academic...

china supercomputer takes top spot
2014-06-24 04:10:54

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China is the land of that "Great Wall," and now it is also the land of the fastest computer on Earth for a third time. The Tianhe-2, which was developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, was declared the world's fastest computer according to Top500 list – the twice yearly compilation of fastest computers. The Tianhe-2 was able to acquire 33.86 petaflops – quadrillions of calculations per second – utilizing the...

2014-06-23 20:21:49

Wide Range of Hybrid Compute Platforms, Highest Density 196 Xeon DP/Rack MicroBlade and Advanced System Architecture with Titanium Level High Efficiency (96%+) Power Supplies Maximize Performance per Watt for Technical Computing LEIPZIG, Germany, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing exhibits its High Performance Computing solutions at the International...

2014-06-02 23:05:21

As part of the high-performance cluster installed in 2013, Terascala’s operating system and analytics platform is helping to provide high throughput and high-availability features for faster, more comprehensive research Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Terascala, the fast data company, today announced that the University of California, Santa Cruz, (UCSC) is advancing astrophysics research at the university using a Dell™ | Terascala® HPC Storage Solution (DT-HSS). The...

2014-06-02 16:26:11

Limited edition customer-designed flip flops raise funds for the American Heart Association® during June's "Stress Free America" Month ATLANTA and HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can flip flops help fight heart disease? Popular outdoor sports apparel and footwear brands Quiksilver and Roxy have teamed up with fast-growing retail chain Flip Flop Shops® to say: yes! Today, the companies unveiled two stylish limited edition flip flops to be sold exclusively at...

2014-05-14 08:36:42

New Data Facility Opens to House Key University Asset COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland unveils today Deepthought2, one of the nation's fastest university-owned supercomputers, to support advanced research activities ranging from studying the formation of the first galaxies to simulating fire and combustion for fire protection advancements. Developed with high-performance computing solutions from Dell, Deepthought2 has a processing...

2014-04-29 12:38:32

GUANGZHOU, China, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 25, the largest student supercomputer challenge, ASC14, concluded with great success. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) was the champion, and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) won the silver prize. "The Highest Linpack award" went to Sun Yat-sen University. The brand new "e Prize" was awarded to Shanghai Jiao Tong University. ASC14 is organized by the Asia Supercomputer Community, Sun Yat-sen University, and...

2014-04-26 23:02:30

JICS and WARP Mechanics partner to explore next generation open source object storage solutions. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (http://www.jics.tennessee.edu) between The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (http://www.ornl.gov) is partnering with WARP Mechanics (http://www.warpmech.com) to study next generation object storage technologies for use in High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments. The planned...

2014-04-16 12:34:25

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chelsio Communications, Inc., a leading provider of 10-Gigabit and 40-Gigabit Ethernet adapters and ASIC solutions (Terminator 4 and 5), today announced that its T4 based 10GbE adapters have been selected by NEC Corporation for NEC's HPC Systems for network and storage connectivity in SX-ACE, the latest SX-series Vector Supercomputer, targeted at large data processing applications. Equipped with the Chelsio T420-CR Storage Adapter, the...

2014-04-08 23:23:45

AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 Graphics Card Engineered for Ultimate Performance San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Asetek®, the world’s leading supplier of computer liquid cooling solutions, today announced that its liquid cooling technology will be used to cool AMD’s latest flagship graphics card. The new AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 is the world’s fastest graphics card. Boasting 8 gigabytes of memory and over 11 teraflops of computing power, the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 graphics card is...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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