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2011-08-09 10:40:56

IBM and the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) said they have abandoned plans to build a petaflop-speed computer. IBM terminated its four-year 2008 "Blue Waters" contract with NCSA to develop a $208 million supercomputer. "The innovative technology that IBM ultimately developed was more complex and required significantly increased financial and technical support by IBM beyond its original expectations," the joint statement read. "NCSA and IBM...

2011-07-29 08:30:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Louisville (UofL) announced today it has worked with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to double its high performance computing power as part of a $1.8 million investment in their supercomputing system. The new capacity will enable the University to proceed with advanced research projects such as discovering new approaches for treating pediatric cancer and developing better materials for solar power both of which are at critical development...

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2011-07-17 06:18:01

New Supercomputer Delivers Increased Productivity, On-demand Access By Jan Zverina, San Diego Supercomputer Center Trestles, a supercomputer launched earlier this year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, is proving itself as a valuable resource for researchers across a wide range of disciplines, from astrophysics to molecular dynamics, who need access to computational resources with rapid turnaround. In the seven months since its launch,...

2011-06-30 12:40:00

ARMONK, N.Y., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An IBM (NYSE: IBM) supercomputer is the most energy efficient supercomputer in the world, according to the latest Supercomputing 'Green500 List' announced by Green500.org. A prototype of IBM's next generation Blue Gene®/Q supercomputer is #1 on the list. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The list shows that 6 of the top ten most energy efficient supercomputers in the world are built on IBM...

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2011-06-21 08:20:00

NASA's largest supercomputer is seventh on the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful, high-performance computers. The announcement was made at the 26th International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Pleiades, located at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., supports more than 1,000 active users around the country who are advancing our knowledge about the Earth, solar system and the universe. Pleiades is used to meet the computing needs on NASA's most demanding...

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2011-06-20 13:56:43

Fujitsu Ltd and the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) said Monday that a Japanese supercomputer has become the fastest in the world, making calculations more than three times faster than a Chinese rival. According to its developers, the supercomputer has achieved 8.162 quadrillion calculations per second, or 8.162 petaflops in computer terms. The computer overtook China's Tianhe-1A of the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, which became the world number-one in...

2011-05-30 20:00:00

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 30, 2011 - Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, shows off its newest SuperServers this week at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110530/AQ10697) "Supermicro is excited to unveil our latest state-of-the-art server innovations at Computex 2011," said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "Shaping the Future is the theme at Computex and our...

2011-05-20 00:00:31

Appro Supercomputers will Support DOE's Missions in Nuclear and Energy Research Milpitas, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announced the final installation of a new 12,512-processor core Appro Xtreme-Xâ“ž¢ supercomputer at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The system is known as "Fission." The acquisition of Fission enables INL researchers to build more complete scientific models and...

2011-05-18 15:45:00

AMSTERDAM, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and SARA, the Dutch National High Performance Computing and e-Science Support Center, today signed a joint research collaboration agreement focused on petascale computing. The agreement allows for joint research in a number of areas to enable applications to run on next generation petaflop supercomputers. The collaboration builds upon a long-standing relationship between SARA and IBM in the field of high-performance computing. (Logo:...

2011-05-09 12:34:00

NEW YORK and HILLSBORO, Ore., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reservoir Labs, Inc. and Intel Corporation have signed a subcontracting agreement that brings Reservoir Labs research scientists and technologies to Intel's team developing Extreme Scale computing technologies in DARPA's Ubiquitous High Performance Computing (UHPC) research program. The goal of the UHPC program is to develop 1 PFLOPS (HPL) single cabinet systems, including self-contained cooling, that overcome significant energy...


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