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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...

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...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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