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2008-11-12 15:00:07

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- DataDirect Networks, Inc. the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, highest performance computing environments in the world, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has successfully deployed Intrepid, one of the world's fastest supercomputers for open science, debuting at number three on the Top500 most powerful supercomputers, based on June 2008 rankings. The system has a peak performance...

2008-11-11 15:00:10

SiCortex, Inc., maker of energy-efficient high-productivity computing (HPC) systems powered by a proven open-source, multi-core processing technology, today announced that the University of Maine (UMaine) has installed two of its ultra-low-power high productivity computers. Funded in part by a National Science Foundation grant awarded to a group headed by Dr. Phillip Dickens of the Computer Science Department, the SiCortex SC648 and the SC072 computers will power the University of Maine...

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2008-11-11 11:10:53

If everyone in the world performed one mathematical calculation per second, it would take 650 years to do what the new supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could do in one day. Nicknamed "Jaguar" by scientist, this $100 million computer is the world's fastest computer for unclassified scientific research.  This computer performs 1 quadrillion mathematical calculations per second, making it 55,000 times faster than your typical PC. The only supercomputer faster is devoted to...

2008-10-02 06:00:20

Germany's leading high-performance computing center Forschungszentrum Julich and French IT systems company Bull have announced an agreement to build a 200 Teraflops supercomputer. The supercomputer will combine Bull NovaScale servers and Sun blade servers based on Intel Xeon Nehalem processors, HPC cluster software from Partec, and a high-performance I/O system based on a Sun ZFS/Lustre file system. It is expected to be deployed at the beginning of 2009 when it will be integrated with...

2008-09-29 12:00:22

SiCortex, maker of the world's most energy-efficient high-productivity computers, announces the availability of its next generation personal development system, the SC072-PDS(TM) (PDS). Packaged with Linux, the operating system of choice for HPC, the PDS combines the at-the-desk accessibility and low cooling requirements of a PC with the speed and power of high-productivity computing. The PDS is a fully-loaded development system in a single deskside cabinet that plugs into a standard office...

2008-09-23 09:00:30

Force10 Networks(R), the pioneer in building and securing reliable networks, today announced that it has aligned with its 10 Gigabit Premier partner T-Platforms to build the most powerful supercomputer in Russia at Moscow State University (MSU). The Force10 C-Series family of resilient switches and S-Series family of access switches deliver the resiliency and scalability MSU requires in its SKIF-GRID supercomputer to support peak performance of more than 60 Teraflops or 60 trillion...

2008-09-23 06:00:18

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new supercomputer that NASA scientists will use to simulate and better understand Earth's climate and weather, the planet's relationship with the sun, and the evolution of cosmic phenomena. It will also play an essential role in developing methods to analyze the rapidly increasing amount of data the agency collects from Earth- and space-observing satellites. The NASA Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) has selected an IBM iDataPlex cluster-style...

2008-08-19 03:00:21

By Anonymous WORLD'S FIRST "HYBRID" TECHNOLOGY USES GREEN ENGINEERING, VIDEO GAME CHIPS It's not a Mac. It's riot a PC. It's the world's fastest computer and it goes by the name of "Roadrunner." Named after the state bird of New Mexico, where the computer is based at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Roadrunner cost about $100 million and was a three-phase project to deliver the world's first "hybrid" supercomputer - one powerful enough to operate at one petaflop (1,000 trillion calculations...

2008-08-18 15:00:16

By Katy Burns John McSlime, also known as John McBush, is a half-senile, emotionally deranged physical wreck who dumped his first, seriously injured wife for a hot blonde beer heiress almost half his age. He was a lousy student, near the bottom of his U.S. Naval Academy class, and a lousy pilot who only got his wings because his father and grandfather were Navy brass. He was guilty of treason by spilling to his captors in Vietnam, and for his whole political career he has been at least...

2008-08-14 09:00:36

AMSTERDAM and PORTLAND, Oregon, August 14 /PRNewswire/ -- - This is a Joint Press Release of Maastricht University, NCF, NWO Physical Sciences and SARA At the 24th Annual Congress of the game Go, held in Portland, Oregon from August 2-10, the brand-new Dutch supercomputer Huygens defeated a human Go professional in an official match with a 9-stones handicap. It is the first victory of a computer playing Go against a human being. The application 'MoGo Titan', developed by INRIA France and...