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2008-11-07 09:05:00

The U.S. space agency says it plans to highlight some of its most inspiring science and engineering achievements during an upcoming supercomputing exhibit. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said its research exhibit in Austin, Texas, Nov. 15-21 during the International Conference for High-Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis will feature presentations about how it is advancing the ability to predict tropical storms and designing a thermal protection system...

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2008-10-30 10:27:51

In less time than the blink of an eye, the Translational Genomics Research Institute's new supercomputer at Arizona State University can do operations equal to every dollar in the recent Wall Street bailout. That would be 700 billion computations in less than 1/60th of a second, says Dan Stanzione, director of the High Performance Computing Initiative at ASU's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. The "Saguaro 2" supercomputer, housed on the first floor of ASU's Barry M. Goldwater Center for...

2008-10-06 09:00:12

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- James River Technical, Inc. (JRTI), and Velocity Micro today announced the immediate availability of a full line of High Performance Computing workstation platforms based on the Tesla parallel computing engine from NVIDIA. The new Visual Supercomputer (VSC) will deliver unprecedented computational power to a user's desktop, making HPC capabilities available to a much broader market across all industries and scientific research disciplines. (Photo:...

2008-10-02 06:00:20

Germany's leading high-performance computing center Forschungszentrum Julich and French IT systems company Bull have announced an agreement to build a 200 Teraflops supercomputer. The supercomputer will combine Bull NovaScale servers and Sun blade servers based on Intel Xeon Nehalem processors, HPC cluster software from Partec, and a high-performance I/O system based on a Sun ZFS/Lustre file system. It is expected to be deployed at the beginning of 2009 when it will be integrated with...

2008-09-29 12:00:22

SiCortex, maker of the world's most energy-efficient high-productivity computers, announces the availability of its next generation personal development system, the SC072-PDS(TM) (PDS). Packaged with Linux, the operating system of choice for HPC, the PDS combines the at-the-desk accessibility and low cooling requirements of a PC with the speed and power of high-productivity computing. The PDS is a fully-loaded development system in a single deskside cabinet that plugs into a standard office...

2008-09-23 09:00:30

Force10 Networks(R), the pioneer in building and securing reliable networks, today announced that it has aligned with its 10 Gigabit Premier partner T-Platforms to build the most powerful supercomputer in Russia at Moscow State University (MSU). The Force10 C-Series family of resilient switches and S-Series family of access switches deliver the resiliency and scalability MSU requires in its SKIF-GRID supercomputer to support peak performance of more than 60 Teraflops or 60 trillion...

2008-09-23 06:00:18

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new supercomputer that NASA scientists will use to simulate and better understand Earth's climate and weather, the planet's relationship with the sun, and the evolution of cosmic phenomena. It will also play an essential role in developing methods to analyze the rapidly increasing amount of data the agency collects from Earth- and space-observing satellites. The NASA Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) has selected an IBM iDataPlex cluster-style...

2008-09-22 09:00:17

Interactive Supercomputing Inc. (ISC) announced its Star-P(R) software will support Microsoft's Windows HPC Server 2008. These technologies can make high performance computing ubiquitous, affordable and much easier to use for a wider range of technical computing users. Star-P is an application development platform that allows scientists, engineers and analysts to code algorithms and models on their Windows desktops using familiar mathematical software packages such as The MathWorks'...

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2008-09-16 12:05:00

Google is considering a move to deploy barges anchored seven miles offshore that would house supercomputers operating the company's Internet search engines. These "water-based data centers", which can be the size of a football field, would reduce costs by using wave energy to power and cool the computers.  And as an added benefit, the offshore status of these data centers would make them exempt from property taxes. An online report by The Times cites Google's patent application, which...

2008-09-11 09:00:18

IBM (NYSE: IBM) will today celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stretch supercomputer -- a machine that was not a commercial success in its era, but helped revolutionize the computer industry by pioneering technologies that power everything from today's laptops and cellphones to the world's largest supercomputers. Just as important, it helped establish a culture of innovation at IBM that carries on to this day. The occasion will be marked by a retrospective lecture as part of the CHM...


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