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2009-11-20 09:30:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I. and ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brown University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of a multimillion-dollar supercomputer at Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization. The supercomputer is the most powerful computational system in Rhode Island and will be used by researchers statewide to tackle "grand challenges" affecting Ocean State residents in climate change, education, energy and health. (Logo:...

2009-11-19 16:12:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) supercomputers are the most energy efficient in the world, according to the latest Supercomputing 'Green500 List' announced today by Green500.org. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The list shows that 18 of the Top 20 most energy efficient supercomputers in the world are built on IBM high-performance computing technology. The list includes supercomputers from Saudi Arabia to Germany and the...

2009-11-17 07:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SC09 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that 23 LSI(TM) Engenio® 7900 HPC storage systems will be installed at the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) as part of a next-generation Cray supercomputing system. NERSC will augment their facility and the existing 352 teraflop Cray XT4(TM) system with a new Cray supercomputer. The first phase of the...

2009-11-16 09:02:00

ARMONK, N.Y. and BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced today that an IBM System x iDataPlex server will run the Lab's program to explore how cloud computing can be used to advance scientific discovery. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The program, dubbed Magellan, is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Magellan...

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2009-11-16 09:15:00

High-performance computers support major research; push limits of computing power East Tennessee is now home to two of the world's three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today. The Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers places University of Tennessee supercomputer Kraken in third place, where it also holds the title of world's fastest academic supercomputer, while Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar computer took first place overall. Kraken, the result of a...

2009-11-13 11:47:00

Come see the fastest workstation available today with 8 GPUs combined with the new JacketHPC and measure the performance with the new "Jacket gbench" from AccelerEyes, the industry's first GPGPU benchmark RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- James River Technical, Inc. (JRTI), and Velocity Micro today announced participation at the upcoming SC'09 convention in Portland, Oregon, November 14-20, 2009 (http://sc09.supercomputing.org/). JRTI and Velocity Micro will be displaying the...

2009-11-09 06:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of high-performance computing systems, announces today a major design win for the next generation Appro Xtreme-X(TM) Supercomputer, named "Gordon" by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego. This win is a result of a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build and operate a powerful supercomputer dedicated to solving critical science and societal problems using...

2009-10-29 09:02:00

Engineered by Velocity Micro, accelerated by NVIDIA(R) Tesla(TM) compute and driven by NVIDIA(R) Quadro(TM) graphics - Personal Supercomputing - Visual Supercomputing - Tesla Supercomputing! RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- James River Technical, Inc. (JRTI), and Velocity Micro today announced the immediate release of the ProMagix VSC455 V8, the world's most powerful High Performance Computing Workstation. Powered by up to an unprecedented eight combined NVIDIA Tesla C1060 or Quadro...

2009-10-26 14:29:28

World's fastest supercomputer used to create first-of-a-kind computer codes and simulations of the biggest of the big and smallest of the small The world's fastest supercomputer, Roadrunner, at Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed its initial "shakedown" phase doing accelerated petascale computer modeling and simulations of a variety of unclassified, fundamental science projects.   The Roadrunner system is now beginning its transition to classified computing to assure the...

2009-10-20 06:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announces the deployment of Appro Hyper Series Supercomputing Clusters to provide Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) with a new visualization cluster, called "Graph" geared specifically to support interactive data analysis and visualization on the extreme scale Sequoia classified computing systems. (Logo:...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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