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2009-07-23 17:40:00

A supercomputer that just started operating at the University of Florida is likely the fastest of its kind, its designer says. The Novo-G is a reconfigurable computer, meaning it can rearrange its internal circuitry to suit the task at hand. Traditional computers use so-called fixed-logic devices to perform tasks. The Novo-G can be used in applications from space satellites to research supercomputers, said Alan George, director of the UF National Science Foundation Center for High-Performance...

2009-06-23 08:30:00

Declares Intent to Break the Exaflop Barrier; Develops Exascale Research Collaboratory in Dublin ARMONK, N.Y., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM's number one system nearly three times more energy efficient then Number 2 system IBM tops List in aggregate processing power Most powerful supercomputers in U.S., Canada, Europe and Middle East are IBM Systems 19 of 20 most energy-efficient systems from IBM For a record-setting tenth consecutive time, an IBM (NYSE: IBM) system holds the...

2009-06-18 08:26:44

Canada's fastest supercomputer was powered up and put online Wednesday north of Toronto to conduct research in planetary physics, aerospace and medicine. The University of Toronto's IBM System x iDataPlex can perform more than 300 trillion calculations a second on 30,240 processors and is among the 15 fastest computers in the world, and the fastest outside the United States, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday. The $50 million system's internal data transfer rate is roughly equivalent to two...

2009-06-18 08:10:00

IBM iDataPlex System to predict future risks such as accelerating decrease in Arctic sea ice; regional climate change for Province of Ontario and Great Lakes watershed region TORONTO, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The University of Toronto's SciNet Consortium, Compute Canada, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the completion of a new supercomputer facility at SciNet that has a peak processing power of more than 300 trillion calculations per second, making it Canada's most powerful...

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2009-02-03 11:15:00

Seven months ago IBM delivered the world's fastest supercomputer, and Tuesday the company has already announce an even faster one, with the computer power of 2 million laptops.IBM said that it is developing the technology for its new Sequoia computer, which will be available to the Department of Energy for use at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2011.Sequoia grabs speeds up to 20 petaflops per second.  Its predecessor, which was delivered in June to the Energy Department, only...

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2008-11-11 11:10:53

If everyone in the world performed one mathematical calculation per second, it would take 650 years to do what the new supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could do in one day. Nicknamed "Jaguar" by scientist, this $100 million computer is the world's fastest computer for unclassified scientific research.  This computer performs 1 quadrillion mathematical calculations per second, making it 55,000 times faster than your typical PC. The only supercomputer faster is devoted to...

2008-09-11 09:00:18

IBM (NYSE: IBM) will today celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stretch supercomputer -- a machine that was not a commercial success in its era, but helped revolutionize the computer industry by pioneering technologies that power everything from today's laptops and cellphones to the world's largest supercomputers. Just as important, it helped establish a culture of innovation at IBM that carries on to this day. The occasion will be marked by a retrospective lecture as part of the CHM...

2008-09-11 06:00:21

The Bulgarian State Agency for Information Technology and Communications, SAITC, and IBM have announced the installation of an IBM supercomputer at SAITC's computing center in Bulgaria. SAITC will use the IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer for DNA-based diagnostics, accelerated drug discovery, and financial modeling. The Linux-based system contains 8,192 microprocessors and processes 23.42 trillion operations per second. IBM said the densely packed processors, memory, and interconnecting...

2008-08-19 03:00:21

By Anonymous WORLD'S FIRST "HYBRID" TECHNOLOGY USES GREEN ENGINEERING, VIDEO GAME CHIPS It's not a Mac. It's riot a PC. It's the world's fastest computer and it goes by the name of "Roadrunner." Named after the state bird of New Mexico, where the computer is based at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Roadrunner cost about $100 million and was a three-phase project to deliver the world's first "hybrid" supercomputer - one powerful enough to operate at one petaflop (1,000 trillion calculations...

2008-07-24 09:00:37

When it comes to supercomputing energy efficiency, IBM (NYSE: IBM) cannot be beaten -- that's according to the findings of the latest Supercomputing 'Green 500 List' announced by The Green500.org. http://www.green500.org/lists/2008/06/green500.php No fewer than the top 15 positions in the ranking of energy efficiency are held by supercomputers built on IBM high performance computing technology. The list includes supercomputers from across the globe being used for a variety of applications...