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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...

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....

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

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has completed some upgrades to their existing super computer, and they´ve become awfully proud of it. This new supercomputer combines the power of CPUs and GPUs, improving the power of the previous Jaguar supercomputer ten fold. The result: The Titan supercomputer takes up the same footprint of about 200 refrigerators and is said to be capable of calculating 20 petaflops without...

NASA Supercomputer Gets A Boost
2012-06-20 04:24:01

NASA's flagship Pleiades supercomputer just received a boost to help keep pace with the intensive number-crunching requirements of scientists and engineers working on some of the agency's most challenging missions. Pleiades is critical for the modeling, simulation and analysis of a diverse set of agency projects in aeronautics research, Earth and space sciences and the design and operation of future space exploration vehicles. The supercomputer is located at the NASA Advanced...

US Recaptures Reign As Having World's Fastest Supercomputer
2012-06-18 09:06:53

It has been more than two years since the US lost the number one spot on the TOP500 list of the world´s fastest supercomputers to China, which then lost that spot to Japan´s K Computer. Now, after IBM unveiled its Sequoia BlueGene/Q System which manages a sustained 16.32 petaflops, the title is returning to the US, dropping Japan to second. The computer, built for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) by IBM, outpaces Japan´s K Computer by more than 5 petaflops...

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...

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:...

2010-11-19 13:14:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) supercomputers are the most energy efficient supercomputers in the world, according to the latest Supercomputing 'Green500 List' announced by Green500.org. A prototype of IBM's next generation Blue Gene supercomputer is #1 on the list. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The list shows that 15 of the top 25 most energy efficient supercomputers in the world are built on IBM high-performance computing...

2009-11-20 14:08:28

At the 2009 Supercomputing Conference in Portland, Oregon (USA), the high-performance computer QPACE (QCD Parallel Computing on the Cell) was recognized today as the most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world. QPACE is at the head of the Green500 list, which provides a global ranking of energy-efficient supercomputers. QPACE was developed by an academic consortium of universities and research centers as well as the German IBM research and development center in Böblingen within the...

2009-11-20 09:30:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I. and ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brown University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of a multimillion-dollar supercomputer at Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization. The supercomputer is the most powerful computational system in Rhode Island and will be used by researchers statewide to tackle "grand challenges" affecting Ocean State residents in climate change, education, energy and health. (Logo:...


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