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NERSC Turns On Switch For 'Edison'
2014-01-30 15:07:07

NERSC The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted “Edison,” a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity. Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Cray XC30 will be dedicated in a ceremony held at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on Feb. 5, and scientists are already reporting results. About 5,000 researchers working on 700 projects and running 600...

Blowing Bubbles: The Evolution And Disappearance Of Foamy Bubbles
2013-05-10 05:46:28

[ Watch the Video: Evolution of a Bubble Cluster ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have mathematically described the successive stages in the complex evolution and disappearance of foamy bubbles, something that could help in modeling industrial processes in which liquids mix, or in the formation of solid foams such as those used to cushion bicycle helmets. The mathematicians applied their equations to...

Planck Mission Exposes Ancient Light With Help From Supercomputer
2013-03-21 13:31:52

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Like archeologists carefully digging for fossils, scientists with the Planck mission are sifting through cosmic clutter to find the most ancient light in the universe. The Planck space telescope has created the most precise sky map ever made of the oldest light known, harking back to the dawn of time. This light, called the cosmic microwave background, has traveled 13.8 billion years to reach us. It is so faint that Planck observes every point on the sky...

Bug Repellant For Supercomputers
2012-11-15 21:57:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For many computer users, finding a bug or an error in their system can be more than difficult, it can be a chore with no clear beginning or ending. Personal computers of all types and platforms have become increasingly sophisticated in even the last 5 years, yet they cannot perform nearly as well as today´s supercomputers. These shelves and racks of processors and other components run so many calculations, they have to be...

2012-04-30 19:54:30

Researchers take a 'test drive' on ANI testbed Climate researchers are producing some of the fastest growing datasets in science. Five years ago, the amount of information generated for the Nobel Prize-winning United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report was 35 terabytes–equivalent to the amount of text in 35 million books, occupying a bookshelf 248 miles (399 km) long. By 2014, when the next IPCC report is published, experts predict that 2...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SC10 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that LSI(TM) Engenio® storage system technology has been installed as part of the world's sixth fastest supercomputer at the Military Applications Division (DAM) of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). With theoretical processing power of 1.25 petaflops, CEA's Tera 100 supercomputer ranks among the world's fastest supercomputers in the newly published TOP500 list, the...

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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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