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Titan: World's Fastest Supercomputer Unleashed
2012-10-29 10:21:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has created a machine capable of doing the unthinkable. In fact, it´s capabilities not only sound impossible, they sound fictional. By combining traditional CPUs with graphical processing units (GPUs), the Titan Supercomputer capable of spitting out 20 petaflops, making it 10 times more powerful than ORNL´s previous Jaguar supercomputer. For the uninitiated, a petaflop, says...

2011-05-20 00:00:30

Peter B. Littlewood, formerly the head of the Cavendish Laboratory and the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, has been named the new Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne, IL (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Peter B. Littlewood, formerly the head of the Cavendish Laboratory and the Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge, has been named the new Associate Laboratory...

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2011-05-02 08:35:12

The University of Chicago's Flash Center for Computational Science released a major new version of supercomputer code, called FLASH 4-alpha, on April 29. Based on previous software for simulating exploding stars, this is the first version of the FLASH code that has extensive capabilities for simulating high-energy density physics experiments. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration Advanced Simulation and Computing Program has funded the addition of the new...

2011-04-21 00:00:30

A team of scientists from Brown University led by G. E. Karniadakis and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are doing on the lab's supercomputer, hoping that a better map will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for patients with blood flow complications. Chicago (Vocus/PRWEB) April 20, 2011 Zoom down to one artery in your body, and the commotion is constant: blood cells hurtle down the passage with hundreds of their kin, bumping against other cells and...

2011-02-21 07:00:00

March 10 -14, New York The fourth annual InCite Arts Festival, presented by the Boston University College of Fine Arts NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boston University College of Fine Arts returns to New York for the fourth installment of its InCite Arts Festival, themed "The Power of Art." The festival runs March 10-14 at venues throughout Manhattan and features students, faculty, alumni and friends of the College's Schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. A...

2011-02-08 08:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will use IBM's next-generation Blue Gene supercomputer to enable significant advances in areas such as designing ultra-efficient electric car batteries, understanding global climate change and exploring the evolution of our universe. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/NY44083) (Logo:...

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2010-11-16 14:35:00

The Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) announced on Tuesday that it is now home to the fifth most powerful supercomputer in the world. The new supercomputer can perform 1.05 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second) running the Linpack benchmark.  The machine is named Hopper after Admiral Grace Hopper, a pioneer in software development and programming languages. The Hopper is funded by Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of...

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2010-06-20 07:59:42

Using Argonne's supercomputer to drive discovery and innovation The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), located at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, has run over two billion processor-hours of computations at a mind-boggling speed of over 557 trillion calculations a second as it enables scientists and engineers to conduct cutting-edge research in just weeks or months rather than years. "The ALCF is dedicated to enabling breakthrough science "“...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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