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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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2010-01-24 08:25:00

Ever wanted to see a nuclear reactor core in action?  A new computer algorithm developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory allows scientists to view nuclear fission in much finer detail than ever before. A team of nuclear engineers and computer scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are developing the neutron transport code UNIC, which enables researchers for the first time to obtain a highly detailed description of a nuclear reactor...

2009-12-11 19:42:30

The world of IT pursues its race for performance. CMOSAIC could boost the computing performance of central processors by a factor 10 while consuming less energy. The IBM Research Laboratory has joined EPFL and ETH Zurich - the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology "“ in this project of national scope supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) via its Nano-Tera programme. 3D microprocessors cooled from the inside through channels as thin as a human hair filled with a...

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2009-12-11 09:42:41

In order to collect more data on global warming, German scientists unveiled the world's largest weather supercomputer on Thursday. The supercomputer, dubbed "Blizzard", weighs 35 tons, uses 50 kilometers of cables, and is capable of 158 Teraflops, or 158 trillion calculations, per second. Scientists believes "Blizzard" cannot only track reactions in the atmosphere and oceans, it should be able to work out the influence of ice and plants on greenhouse gases and climate change. The German...

2009-12-02 07:54:00

PITTSBURGH and ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The University of Pittsburgh's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which connects scientists who work on tissue engineering, cell therapies, artificial organs and biodevices, has been awarded a Shared University Research (SUR) Award from IBM (NYSE: IBM). The IBM SUR Award will provide IBM computer hardware, software and services to Pitt for its cutting-edge "in silico" biological research, which uses computer...

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2009-11-25 09:30:00

Technology designed to blast aliens in computer games is part of a new GPU (Graphics Processing Units) computer cluster that will process CSIRO research data thousands of times faster and more efficiently than a desktop PC. The new GPU cluster will complement the supercomputing resources available to CSIRO researchers such as the recently installed NCI facility at the Australian National University. The cluster will allow CSIRO scientists to explore what may well be the next generation...

2009-11-20 09:30:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I. and ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brown University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of a multimillion-dollar supercomputer at Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization. The supercomputer is the most powerful computational system in Rhode Island and will be used by researchers statewide to tackle "grand challenges" affecting Ocean State residents in climate change, education, energy and health. (Logo:...

2009-11-19 16:12:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) supercomputers are the most energy efficient in the world, according to the latest Supercomputing 'Green500 List' announced today by Green500.org. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The list shows that 18 of the Top 20 most energy efficient supercomputers in the world are built on IBM high-performance computing technology. The list includes supercomputers from Saudi Arabia to Germany and the...