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2009-06-23 15:51:00

Direct reuse of waste heat. Aims to cut energy consumption by 40% and carbon-dioxide emissions by up to 85% ZURICH, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an effort to achieve energy-aware computing, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to build a first-of-a-kind water-cooled supercomputer that will directly repurpose excess heat for the university buildings. The innovative system, dubbed Aquasar, is expected to decrease the carbon...

2009-06-18 08:10:00

IBM iDataPlex System to predict future risks such as accelerating decrease in Arctic sea ice; regional climate change for Province of Ontario and Great Lakes watershed region TORONTO, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The University of Toronto's SciNet Consortium, Compute Canada, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the completion of a new supercomputer facility at SciNet that has a peak processing power of more than 300 trillion calculations per second, making it Canada's most powerful...

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2009-05-20 06:50:00

The world's largest and longest-running volunteer computing project, SETI@home, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month with 140,000 participants and 235,000 computers powering the search for intelligent signals from space. No extraterrestrials have been found yet. But the project will hold a day-long symposium at the University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory on May 21 to celebrate the birthday and discuss the future of a project that still excites the public and has...

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2009-05-06 09:29:45

A report by the World Technology Evaluation Center shows U.S. competitiveness in a number of computer simulation-driven fields is being eroded. Science and engineering are advancing rapidly worldwide, due in part to increasingly more powerful computer simulations. But the report says most advanced supercomputers require programming skills that too few U.S. researchers possess. The startling news was how quickly our assumptions have to change, said Phillip Westmoreland, program director for...

2009-04-28 06:00:00

New Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processors Power up HPC Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry MILPITAS, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announced the award of a mid-sized Appro HyperGreen(TM) Intel(R) Cluster Ready certified solution for Rice University's Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology in Houston. Located in the world's energy capital, Rice is a leader in the application of...

2009-04-20 08:30:00

Supermicro Award-Winning Blades Deliver Highest Power Efficiency, Best Performance-per-watt and Best TCO LAS VEGAS, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized, high performance server solutions, today unveiled live SuperBlade(R) server demonstrations including new solutions optimized for Intel(R) Xeon 5500 (Nehalem) processors at BladeSystems Insight 2009 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada (booth 305). At last year's...

2009-04-10 13:02:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Local scientist Dr. Russ Miller is leading the rollout of "Magic," one of the most powerful computers in New York State to qualified users worldwide for solving computationally-demanding problems. New Methods Allow Scholars to Address Previously Unsolvable Problems Cyberinfrastructure sits at the core of modern simulation and modeling, which creates new methods of investigation that allow scholars to address previously unsolvable problems, according...

2009-04-04 00:57:00

DENVER, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- David R. Miller, a pioneer in scientific computer design and supercomputer development, died March 30th in Parker, CO, at the age of 82. Mr. Miller, founder of Comcor, Inc., and Denelcor, Inc., designed and built cutting-edge analog and digital computer systems at the height of the cold war and early years of space exploration for such organizations as NASA, National Security Agency, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, as well as the academic and...

2009-03-30 14:11:00

Appro supports the new Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor 5500 series across all product lines MILPITAS, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, announced today the launch of the new Appro HyperGreen Cluster Solution and the support of the new Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processors 5500 series, formerly code name Nehalem across all product lines. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010301/SFTH064LOGO-a) The Appro...

2009-03-15 14:05:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Manifold.net today announced a new world record for the number of processors used in a personal computer for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) processing. At the company's 2009 European User Meeting in London, Manifold demonstrated an upcoming new software product that simultaneously utilized over 1440 processor cores to perform a remote sensing image computation at supercomputer speed with over 3.5 teraflops of performance. Manifold...


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