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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...

2010-05-17 09:56:33

Today's computers rely on powerful graphics processing units (GPUs) to create the spectacular graphics in video games. In fact, these GPUs are now more powerful than the traditional central processing units (CPUs) "“ or brains of the computer. As a result, computer developers are trying to tap into the power of these GPUs. Now a research team from North Carolina State University has developed software that could make it easier for traditional software programs to take advantage of the...

2010-05-04 08:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, today launched its second generation of the industry's leading lineup of GPU servers optimized for the new NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs (based on "Fermi" architecture). This product line includes the world's fastest 1U server, a 4U/tower that supports four NVIDIA Tesla GPUs along with three additional PCI-e cards for...

2010-05-04 06:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, takes the leadership role and introduces the Appro Tetra server, the most powerful GPU server available today in a 1U form factor based on NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs. This product will be available for purchase in May 2010 and ready to ship in volume starting June. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091020/SF95221LOGO) The new Appro 1U Tetra GPU server...

2010-05-04 06:01:00

MILPITAS, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, announced today the launch a new modular GPU expansion blade based on the new NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPU to be offered as a configuration option for the Appro GreenBlade(TM) System. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091020/SF95221LOGO) The Appro GreenBlade System is a building block blade solution offering a reliable, affordable and energy-efficient...

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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...

2010-03-02 06:00:00

HOUSTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rice University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled a new high-performance computing (HPC) initiative for biomedical and life sciences research that features one of the most powerful supercomputers in the Texas Medical Center. Rice scientists will use the supercomputer in collaboration with researchers from across the medical center to study cancer, AIDS and other complex diseases. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

2010-02-25 07:00:00

SEATTLE and ZURICH, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) Research today unveiled a breakthrough method based on a mathematical algorithm that reduces the computational complexity, costs, and energy usage for analyzing the quality of massive amounts of data by two orders of magnitude. This new method will greatly help enterprises extract and use the data more quickly and efficiently to develop more accurate and predictive models. (Logo:...

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2010-02-10 11:40:00

Combined computing power of the MilkyWay@Home project recently surpassed the world's second fastest supercomputer At this very moment, tens of thousands of home computers around the world are quietly working together to solve the largest and most basic mysteries of our galaxy. Enthusiastic and inquisitive volunteers from Africa to Australia are donating the computing power of everything from decade-old desktops to sleek new netbooks to help computer scientists and astronomers at Rensselaer...

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2009-12-11 09:42:41

In order to collect more data on global warming, German scientists unveiled the world's largest weather supercomputer on Thursday. The supercomputer, dubbed "Blizzard", weighs 35 tons, uses 50 kilometers of cables, and is capable of 158 Teraflops, or 158 trillion calculations, per second. Scientists believes "Blizzard" cannot only track reactions in the atmosphere and oceans, it should be able to work out the influence of ice and plants on greenhouse gases and climate change. The German...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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