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2009-02-19 18:29:00

RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- This information seeks to clarify and outline details regarding the partnership between Cerelink Digital Media Group, the New Mexico Computing Applications Center (NMCAC) and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Earlier this week Gov. Bill Richardson announced that Cerelink DMG entered into an agreement with the Glendale, California-based company. While Cerelink Digital Media Group will be using NMCAC's resources to explore the delivery of on-demand and...

2009-01-29 05:00:00

PARIS, January 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - The new Bull HPC-FF[1] Supercomputer With 100 Teraflops-Capacity Will Host Applications for the European Union Fusion Community. Alongside the Bull JuRoPA Supercomputer[2] Ordered in 2008, it Will Form an Integrated Computing Platform Delivering More Than 300 Teraflops of Processing Power, Taking a Lead-Position Among Europe's Supercomputers - HPC-FF Will Help Speed up Research Into Nuclear Fusion, and put Europe in the Lead When it...

2009-01-15 09:58:44

The worldwide attempt to increase the speed of supercomputers merely by increasing the number of processor cores on individual chips unexpectedly worsens performance for many complex applications, Sandia simulations have found.A Sandia team simulated key algorithms for deriving knowledge from large data sets. The simulations show a significant increase in speed going from two to four multicores, but an insignificant increase from four to eight multicores. Exceeding eight multicores causes a...

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2008-11-25 10:28:33

Research Team Shatters Two-Second Barrier, Named Finalists for Gordon Bell Prize at SC08 A team led by researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego has successfully completed record-setting, petascale-level simulations of the earth's inner structure, paving the way for seismologists to model seismic wave propagations at frequencies of just over one second "“ the same frequencies that occur in nature. Results of these latest seismic wave simulations were announced at...

2008-11-14 09:00:09

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), a leader in application optimized, high performance server solutions, announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has adopted a program to repurchase, from time to time, at management's discretion, shares of the Company's common stock. Under the plan, the Company is authorized to repurchase up to 2,000,000 of its outstanding shares of common stock in the open market or in private transactions during the period ending June 30, 2009 at...

2008-11-12 15:00:07

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- DataDirect Networks, Inc. the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, highest performance computing environments in the world, today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has successfully deployed Intrepid, one of the world's fastest supercomputers for open science, debuting at number three on the Top500 most powerful supercomputers, based on June 2008 rankings. The system has a peak performance...

2008-11-12 12:00:16

3Leaf Systems (www.3leafsystems.com), a provider of next-generation virtualization solutions for enterprise data centers, today announced that the company will showcase new silicon enabled virtualization technology enabling dynamic resource utilization using commodity servers from Super Micro Computer Inc. 3Leaf will demo the solution at Supermicro's Booth# 1033 at SC08 being held in the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas from November 15-21. Virtualization within high performance...

2008-11-12 09:00:21

ScaleMP, a leading provider of virtualization solutions for high-end computing, will demonstrate the ScaleMP vSMP Foundation(TM) at the Supercomputing 2008 (SC08) conference taking place at the Austin Convention Center, November 15-21, 2008. ScaleMP will exhibit its software in booth #1543, as well as part of joint solutions in partner booths with Dell, HP, Mellanox, Microway, Sun, and Western Scientific. vSMP Foundation is a leading-edge virtualization solution that aggregates multiple x86...

2008-11-11 15:00:10

SiCortex, Inc., maker of energy-efficient high-productivity computing (HPC) systems powered by a proven open-source, multi-core processing technology, today announced that the University of Maine (UMaine) has installed two of its ultra-low-power high productivity computers. Funded in part by a National Science Foundation grant awarded to a group headed by Dr. Phillip Dickens of the Computer Science Department, the SiCortex SC648 and the SC072 computers will power the University of Maine...

2008-11-11 09:00:11

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- DataDirect Networks, Inc. the data infrastructure provider for the most extreme, highest performance computing environments in the world, today announced that Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL) has selected the company's S2A9900 data infrastructure platform to provide scalable I/O for its next-generation computational simulation environment. The storage will be used by a number of LLNL supercomputers, including its newest system, Dawn. In...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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