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

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 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Thursday.

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

The most advanced gaming PCs rely on quad-core processors, but that pales to what researchers have created with a new record in computational science.

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

The team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory say they’ve finally found a tool to help them discover and diagnose bugs in their supercomputer.

Titan Computer Is Fastest
2012-11-12 19:21:07

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has completed some upgrades to their existing super computer, and they’ve become awfully proud of it.

Titan: World's Fastest Supercomputer Unleashed
2012-10-29 10:21:25

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has created a machine capable of doing the unthinkable. In fact, it’s capabilities not only sound impossible, they sound fictional.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.