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2010-11-10 14:35:57

Strategic initiatives in heterogeneous systems, massive parallelism and massive data analytics lead the way The road to exascale computing is a long one, but the Georgia Institute of Technology, a new leader in high-performance computing research and education, continues to win new awards and attract new talent to drive technology innovation. From algorithms to architectures and applications, Georgia Tech's researchers are collaborating with top companies, national labs and defense...

2010-11-03 09:00:00

TROY, Mich., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a global leader in software solutions that make high-performance computing (HPC) faster, simpler and smarter, announced today the upcoming release of PBS Professional 11.0. More information will be announced at its Supercomputing 2010 (SC10) exhibit in New Orleans, La., Nov. 13-19, 2010. As an industry leading commercial-grade HPC workload and resource management, PBS Professional continues to help customers increase...

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2010-10-28 13:00:00

China's Tianhe-1A has taken over first place for the world's fastest supercomputer. The machine is capable of carrying out over 2.5 thousands trillion calculations a second. The supercomputer draws on over 7,000 graphics processors and 14,000 Intel chips. The Top 500 Organization, which maintains a list of the most powerful machines, has confirmed Tianhe-1A has taken the new spot. China's Tianhe-1A (also known as Milky Way) has taken the place from U.S. XT5 Jaguar at the Oak Ridge...

2010-10-18 08:30:00

DENVER, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- SEG International Exposition -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, is demonstrating supercomputing servers optimized for oil and gas industry applications at the 80th Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) International Exposition 2010 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 2195 in Hall C, today through October 22. Supermicro is showcasing several GPU supercomputing...

2010-10-12 09:00:00

TROY, Mich., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering, Inc., a global leader in software solutions that make high- performance computing (HPC) faster, simpler and smarter, announced today PBS Professional was selected by NEC Corporation (NEC) as the workload management tool for TSUBAME 2.0, one of the world's fastest supercomputer systems. TSUBAME 2.0 is extremely GPU-rich and is the world's most power-efficient and most versatile machine, incorporating many of the latest green and...

2010-09-28 04:35:03

Tokyo, Sept 28, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu announced that today it began shipping the computing units for Japan's Next-Generation Supercomputer, nicknamed the "K" computer(1). The supercomputer is a central part of the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) initiative(2) led by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and is being jointly developed with RIKEN, an independent research institution funded by the Japanese government. The system...

2010-09-20 08:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- GPU Technology Conference 2010 -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, is exhibiting a complete product line of GPU-optimized supercomputing servers at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2010, San Jose Convention Center, September 20-23. Supermicro is showcasing the 1U SuperServer 6016GT-TF-FM205, which provides up to 1 TeraFLOPS of double-precision performance along...

2010-09-16 10:19:21

Navigating our way down the street is something most of us take for granted; we seem to recognize cars, other people, trees and lampposts instantaneously and without much thought. In fact, visually interpreting our environment as quickly as we do is an astonishing feat requiring an enormous number of computations"”which is just one reason that coming up with a computer-driven system that can mimic the human brain in visually recognizing objects has proven so difficult. Now Eugenio...

2010-08-26 03:13:35

Tokyo, Aug 5, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu and the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) at the University of Tokyo today announced that they have jointly built a supercomputer system for use in the development of drugs to treat cancer relapse and metastasis. The new system began operations on August 1, 2010. The new supercomputer is a cluster employing Fujitsu's PRIMERGY BX922 S2 blade servers. Comprised of 300 nodes, the system features a theoretical peak...

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2010-08-11 06:15:00

Nvidia announced Monday that it will be leading a team awarded a 25-million-dollar contract by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create a microchip that it hopes will "leave today's supercomputers in the dust," accfording to a recent AFP report. DARPA wants to make supercomputers as much as a thousand times more powerful with technology from graphics processing units (GPUs) used to power realistic video gaming action. GPUs break complex tasks into separate parts and handle...