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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...

2010-03-24 09:32:00

NEWARK, Del., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ET International (ETI), the leading many-core high-performance computing (HPC) system software company, today announced that it has been awarded a $15 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. Since the initial contract was awarded in 2004, ETI has been responsible for the research, development, and implementation of the system software for the Cyclops-64 High-Performance Computing System designed and developed by IBM. This contract...

2010-03-02 06:00:00

HOUSTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rice University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled a new high-performance computing (HPC) initiative for biomedical and life sciences research that features one of the most powerful supercomputers in the Texas Medical Center. Rice scientists will use the supercomputer in collaboration with researchers from across the medical center to study cancer, AIDS and other complex diseases. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

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2010-02-10 11:40:00

Combined computing power of the MilkyWay@Home project recently surpassed the world's second fastest supercomputer At this very moment, tens of thousands of home computers around the world are quietly working together to solve the largest and most basic mysteries of our galaxy. Enthusiastic and inquisitive volunteers from Africa to Australia are donating the computing power of everything from decade-old desktops to sleek new netbooks to help computer scientists and astronomers at Rensselaer...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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