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2013-06-13 23:24:53

Cost effective, reliable, and power-efficient turnkey solution. (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Silicon Mechanics, Inc. announces that it has launched a partnership with Acellera to assemble the MetroCubo hardware-software appliance for running Acellera´s ACEMD bio-molecular simulation software. The partnership with UK-based Acellera is part of Silicon Mechanics´ growing expertise in providing appliance design and development services. Conceived from the ground up as an optimized molecular...

Cray Goes A Little Smaller With New Line Of Supercomputers
2013-05-07 12:55:51

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Smaller can be better, especially when it is a supercomputer. Cray, a company often credited with building the world´s first supercomputer, has reduced the size of its largest machine. The computer maker introduced its “aggressively priced” lineup of supercomputers on Tuesday. The new Cray XC30-AC supercomputer is aimed at an emerging class of customers who desire high-performance computing (HPC), but don´t...

Blue Waters Supercomputer Open For Business
2013-03-31 05:59:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Blue Waters — one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world — was officially declared available for use in a ceremony held at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on Thursday. In technical terms, the computer “is capable at peak performance of nearly 12 quadrillion floating point operations per second and, more importantly, has...

Record Simulations Performed On Lawrence Livermore Supercomputer
2013-03-20 08:30:42

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have performed record simulations using all 1,572,864 cores of Sequoia, the largest supercomputer in the world. Sequoia, based on IBM BlueGene/Q architecture, is the first machine to exceed one million computational cores. It also is No. 2 on the list of the world's fastest supercomputers, operating at 16.3 petaflops (16.3 quadrillion floating point operations per second). The simulations are...

Sequoia Passes One Million Cores
2013-01-28 19:36:35

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The most advanced gaming PCs rely on quad-core processors, but that pales to what researchers at Stanford's Engineering Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) have created with a new record in computational science. The Stanford researchers successfully used a supercomputer with more than one million computing cores to solve a complex fluid dynamics problem; that being the prediction of noise generated by a supersonic jet engine....


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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).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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