Latest IBM Sequoia Stories

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...

2008-06-18 15:00:17

Scientists say one of the world's newest supercomputers is already setting records at a U.S. national laboratory less than a month after being activated. The Los Alamos National Laboratory's Roadrunner supercomputer operates at the petascale. The prefix peta stands for a million billion, also known as a quadrillion. For the Roadrunner supercomputer, operating at petaflop performance means the machine can process a million billion calculations every second. Earlier this month, Roadrunner...

2008-06-16 12:00:26

Once you've shattered the supercomputing speed barrier, what do you do for an encore? You train your sights on the next frontier of superfast high-powered computing, of course. At least, that's the plan for the engineers at IBM (IBM) and Los Alamos National Laboratories, who built Roadrunner, the world's fastest computer. Unveiled this month, the $133 million Roadrunner is the first computer able to handle more than a quadrillion calculations in a second. Roadrunner, named after the speedy...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.