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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...

2009-11-17 23:01:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at SC 09, the supercomputing conference, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced significant progress toward creating a computer system that simulates and emulates the brain's abilities for sensation, perception, action, interaction and cognition, while rivaling the brain's low power and energy consumption and compact size. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091118/NY13328 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO...

2009-11-16 08:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high-performance server solutions, is demonstrating its latest high-performance computing (HPC) server and blade solutions this week at SuperComputing 2009 in the Oregon Convention Center, booth 2355. These solutions, based on the new AMD SR56xx/SP5100 chipset and optimized for Six-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processors, boost performance with PCI Express 2.0 to double...

2009-11-16 08:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high-performance server solutions, is demonstrating the company's new 2U Twin servers equipped with two NVIDIA Tesla C1060 GPUs at SuperComputing 2009, Oregon Convention Center, booth 2355. A powerful solution for compute-intensive HPC applications, this new architecture increases the maximum storage capacity per 1U server node 50% by supporting six hot-swap 3.5"...

2009-11-16 09:02:00

ARMONK, N.Y. and BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced today that an IBM System x iDataPlex server will run the Lab's program to explore how cloud computing can be used to advance scientific discovery. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The program, dubbed Magellan, is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Magellan...

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2009-11-16 09:15:00

High-performance computers support major research; push limits of computing power East Tennessee is now home to two of the world's three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today. The Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers places University of Tennessee supercomputer Kraken in third place, where it also holds the title of world's fastest academic supercomputer, while Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar computer took first place overall. Kraken, the result of a...


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