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One Terabit-Per-Second Transfer Speed Available With Holey Optichip
2012-03-08 11:27:08

IBM researchers have developed a prototype optical chip, called Holey Optochip, with the ability to transfer a terabit of data per second, which could enhance the power of supercomputers, such as those found in the Power 775 and Blue Gene systems from IBM. The chip is a parallel optical transceiver consisting of both a transmitter and a receiver that is designed to handle the large amount of data created and transmitted over corporate and consumer networks as a result of new applications...

2011-12-01 14:32:39

Berkeley Researchers Say Co-design May Be the Answer to Modeling Clouds and Other Big Problems As sophisticated as modern climate models are, one critical component continues to elude their precision–clouds. Simulating these fluffy puffs of water vapor is so computationally complex that even today´s most powerful supercomputers, working at quadrillions of calculations per second, cannot accurately model them. “Clouds modulate the climate. They reflect some sunlight back...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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