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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....

Bug Repellant For Supercomputers
2012-11-15 21:57:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For many computer users, finding a bug or an error in their system can be more than difficult, it can be a chore with no clear beginning or ending. Personal computers of all types and platforms have become increasingly sophisticated in even the last 5 years, yet they cannot perform nearly as well as today´s supercomputers. These shelves and racks of processors and other components run so many calculations, they have to be...


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