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2010-11-03 09:00:00

TROY, Mich., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a global leader in software solutions that make high-performance computing (HPC) faster, simpler and smarter, announced today the upcoming release of PBS Professional 11.0. More information will be announced at its Supercomputing 2010 (SC10) exhibit in New Orleans, La., Nov. 13-19, 2010. As an industry leading commercial-grade HPC workload and resource management, PBS Professional continues to help customers increase...

2010-11-03 00:00:39

LLNL Selects Appro HyperPowerâ“ž¢, Hybrid Blade Clusters to Support Data Analysis and Visualization Projects Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announces the deployment of Appro HyperPowerâ“ž¢ Clusters, based on the Appro CPU/GPU GreenBlade System to provide Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Computing Center with a new visualization cluster called "Edge" geared to support...

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2010-10-28 13:00:00

China's Tianhe-1A has taken over first place for the world's fastest supercomputer. The machine is capable of carrying out over 2.5 thousands trillion calculations a second. The supercomputer draws on over 7,000 graphics processors and 14,000 Intel chips. The Top 500 Organization, which maintains a list of the most powerful machines, has confirmed Tianhe-1A has taken the new spot. China's Tianhe-1A (also known as Milky Way) has taken the place from U.S. XT5 Jaguar at the Oak Ridge...

2010-09-28 04:35:03

Tokyo, Sept 28, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu announced that today it began shipping the computing units for Japan's Next-Generation Supercomputer, nicknamed the "K" computer(1). The supercomputer is a central part of the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) initiative(2) led by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and is being jointly developed with RIKEN, an independent research institution funded by the Japanese government. The system...

2010-09-20 08:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- GPU Technology Conference 2010 -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, is exhibiting a complete product line of GPU-optimized supercomputing servers at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2010, San Jose Convention Center, September 20-23. Supermicro is showcasing the 1U SuperServer 6016GT-TF-FM205, which provides up to 1 TeraFLOPS of double-precision performance along...

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2010-08-11 06:15:00

Nvidia announced Monday that it will be leading a team awarded a 25-million-dollar contract by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create a microchip that it hopes will "leave today's supercomputers in the dust," accfording to a recent AFP report. DARPA wants to make supercomputers as much as a thousand times more powerful with technology from graphics processing units (GPUs) used to power realistic video gaming action. GPUs break complex tasks into separate parts and handle...

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2010-06-20 07:59:42

Using Argonne's supercomputer to drive discovery and innovation The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), located at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has run over two billion processor-hours of computations at a mind-boggling speed of over 557 trillion calculations a second as it enables scientists and engineers to conduct cutting-edge research in just weeks or months rather than years. "The ALCF is dedicated to enabling breakthrough science "“...

2010-06-01 13:00:00

ARMONK, N.Y. and COLLEGE STATION, Texas, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Texas A&M University used IBM supercomputing technology to carry out potentially life-saving tuberculosis research at a rate more than four times faster than was previously possible. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that causes nearly two million deaths per year, with an estimated one-third of the human...

2010-06-01 08:30:00

HAMBURG, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISC '10 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that the Military Applications Division (DAM) of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has installed next-generation LSI(TM) storage system technology in its petaflop-scale data center hosting the Tera 100 supercomputer. With theoretical processing power of 1.25 petaflops, Tera 100 is among the most powerful supercomputers ever designed and developed in Europe. The implementation of LSI...

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2010-06-01 06:05:00

China is ramping up its efforts to become the world's supercomputing superpower. Its Nebulae machine at the National Super Computer Center in Shenzhen was ranked second on the biannual top 500-supercomputer list. A second Chinese supercomputer appears on the list of the top ten fastest machines. However, the U.S. still dominates the list with over half the Top 500, including the world's fastest supercomputer known as the Jaguar. The Cray computer, which Oak Ridge National Laboratory in...


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