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2010-07-02 07:00:00

ZURICH, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) has delivered a first-of-a-kind hot water-cooled supercomputer to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), marking a new era in energy-aware computing. The innovative system, dubbed Aquasar, consumes up to 40 percent less energy than a comparable air-cooled machine. Through the direct use of waste heat to provide warmth to university buildings, Aquasar's carbon footprint is reduced by up to 85 percent. (Logo:...

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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 "“...

2010-06-16 06:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announces the deployment of a Data Intensive Testbed Cluster solution based on Appro servers configured with ioMemory technology from Fusion-io to extend the existing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Hyperion system. Hyperion is the world's largest Linux cluster dedicated test bed for development and testing of critical Linux cluster technologies....

2010-06-01 08:30:00

HAMBURG, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISC '10 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that the Military Applications Division (DAM) of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has installed next-generation LSI(TM) storage system technology in its petaflop-scale data center hosting the Tera 100 supercomputer. With theoretical processing power of 1.25 petaflops, Tera 100 is among the most powerful supercomputers ever designed and developed in Europe. The implementation of LSI...

2010-05-31 18:00:00

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- COMPUTEX -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, announced that it is expanding its Asia-Pacific operations center and new technology campus in Taiwan. The company announced new system integration services last month, and the first phase of this large-scale expansion includes the addition of over one million square feet of space to the current facilities. "Our...

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2010-05-07 07:25:00

Swiss researchers have come up with a way to significantly reduce the carbon footprint caused by heat generated from supercomputers. On Thursday, researchers from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich unveiled a new water-cooling system, called Aquasar, which will potentially cut down on excess power consumption that accounts for nearly half the energy a data center uses in powering air cooling systems necessary to prevent overheating. "With Aquasar, we are achieving an important...

2010-05-04 08:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), the global leader in server technology innovation and green computing, today launched its second generation of the industry's leading lineup of GPU servers optimized for the new NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs (based on "Fermi" architecture). This product line includes the world's fastest 1U server, a 4U/tower that supports four NVIDIA Tesla GPUs along with three additional PCI-e cards for...

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2010-04-15 07:30:00

A cat can recognize a face faster and more efficiently than a supercomputer. That's one reason a feline brain is the model for a biologically-inspired computer project involving the University of Michigan. U-M computer engineer Wei Lu has taken a step toward developing this revolutionary type of machine that could be capable of learning and recognizing, as well as making more complex decisions and performing more tasks simultaneously than conventional computers can. Lu previously built a...

2010-04-08 07:01:00

ARMONK, N.Y., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Woodward Control Solutions will access a high performance cloud environment from Nimbis Services and IBM to simulate and design aircraft components. With cloud-based simulation, Woodward will avoid building physical prototypes of its products and so deliver them to market 80 percent faster while generating half the waste from materials. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) U.S....

2010-04-06 06:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX), the world's leading provider of programmable solutions, is applauded for its role in developing QPACE; a bespoke supercomputer developed to unlock the mysteries of Quantum Chromodynamics. The predominant simulation process used to model Quantum Chromodynamics is known as Lattice QCD and is only possible using high-powered, highly parallel supercomputers. Xilinx® Virtex®-5 LX110T...