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china supercomputer takes top spot
2014-06-24 04:10:54

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China is the land of that "Great Wall," and now it is also the land of the fastest computer on Earth for a third time. The Tianhe-2, which was developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, was declared the world's fastest computer according to Top500 list – the twice yearly compilation of fastest computers. The Tianhe-2 was able to acquire 33.86 petaflops – quadrillions of calculations per second – utilizing the...

Roadrunner Supercomputer Decommissioned On Sunday
2013-04-01 04:29:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first supercomputer to complete one quadrillion calculations per second has been officially decommissioned, going offline Sunday after being operational for the past five years. The computer, which was known as Roadrunner, was built by IBM and went online in 2008. The $120 million Roadrunner quickly became the fastest supercomputer on Earth (a title it held until November 2009). Its success was largely due to technology that...

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2012-03-30 10:34:45

Today's most powerful supercomputers could soon become obsolete if computer scientists can develop a new line of super fast calculating machines that perform more than 1,000 times as fast as today as those in current use. In fact, scientists predict these exaFLOP computers will become available by the end of the decade, as the US, China, Japan, Europe and Russia, invest hundreds of millions into supercomputer research. FLOPS, (FLoating Point Operations per Second), a term used to...

2011-11-15 00:20:01

Achieving world's fastest processing speed of 10.51 petaflops and 93.2% operating efficiency. Tokyo, Nov 15, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - RIKEN and Fujitsu have taken the No. 1 position for the "K computer" on the 38th TOP500 list announced today in the United States (November 14, PST), for a consecutive two terms in a row. The K computer, currently under joint development, was designated as being the world's fastest supercomputer. The TOP500 was previously announced in...

2011-10-04 12:00:00

Mobile Video Surveillance Solutions Widely Used in Transit, Law Enforcement and School Bus Applications New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) October 04, 2011 Apollo Video Technologyâs (Apollo Video) mobile digital video surveillance systems are now available for purchase to government agencies through the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules Program. Apollo Video made the announcement from the American Public Transport Association 2011 EXPO in New Orleans, La. GSA establishes...

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2010-06-01 06:05:00

China is ramping up its efforts to become the world's supercomputing superpower. Its Nebulae machine at the National Super Computer Center in Shenzhen was ranked second on the biannual top 500-supercomputer list. A second Chinese supercomputer appears on the list of the top ten fastest machines. However, the U.S. still dominates the list with over half the Top 500, including the world's fastest supercomputer known as the Jaguar. The Cray computer, which Oak Ridge National Laboratory in...

2009-11-19 16:12:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) supercomputers are the most energy efficient in the world, according to the latest Supercomputing 'Green500 List' announced today by Green500.org. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The list shows that 18 of the Top 20 most energy efficient supercomputers in the world are built on IBM high-performance computing technology. The list includes supercomputers from Saudi Arabia to Germany and the...

2009-10-26 14:29:28

World's fastest supercomputer used to create first-of-a-kind computer codes and simulations of the biggest of the big and smallest of the small The world's fastest supercomputer, Roadrunner, at Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed its initial "shakedown" phase doing accelerated petascale computer modeling and simulations of a variety of unclassified, fundamental science projects.   The Roadrunner system is now beginning its transition to classified computing to assure the...

2009-09-24 14:11:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry Tracewell, president and CEO of Tracewell Systems, today announced his company has signed an agreement with IBM, enabling the Columbus-based engineering services firm to collaborate with IBM to design, manufacture and sell future versions of the IBM BladeCenter for use in environmentally challenging conditions, such as those found in Defense and Homeland Security applications. In order to meet the design and production demands for deploying...


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