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2011-03-30 14:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will exercise the third one-year option on a contract with Computer Sciences Corp. in Lanham, Md., to provide supercomputing support services at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. The option is valued at approximately $58.6 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The option exercised on the cost-plus-award-fee contract begins April 1 and continues until March 31, 2012. The contract...

2011-03-04 00:00:29

Trestles Supercomputer Targets High Productivity for Users Milpitas, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, announces the deployment of an innovative high performance computer (HPC) system named "Trestles" by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego. The system is based on Quad-socket, 8-Core AMD Opteron compute nodes connected via a QDR InfiniBand Fabric configured by SDSC and Appro. This project was...

2011-03-03 16:50:24

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Steve Plimpton, who led development of a widely used computer code that models how materials behave, has been invited to present a keynote lecture at the Feb. 27-March 3 Minerals, Materials & Materials Society (TMS) meeting in San Diego. Plimpton developed the LAMMPS molecular-dynamics software code. The acronym LAMMPS (Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator) is also a pun on the word "lamp," a device that brings light to dark...

2011-03-01 08:30:00

HANNOVER, Germany, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a global leader in application-optimized, high-performance server solutions, is releasing its 8-Way Enterprise Server solution with up to sixty-four Xeon processor cores in 5U (80 cores coming soon), and its SuperBlade® system that supports 20 GPUs in a single 7U blade enclosure, at CeBIT 2011 in Hannover, Germany (Hall 2, Stand F38). Other offerings showcased by Supermicro...

2011-02-08 08:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will use IBM's next-generation Blue Gene supercomputer to enable significant advances in areas such as designing ultra-efficient electric car batteries, understanding global climate change and exploring the evolution of our universe. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/NY44083) (Logo:...

2010-12-10 00:00:37

Hartree Innovative Research Centre appeals to innovative supercomputing software companies and the companies who need them. Roswell, GA (PRWEB) December 8, 2010 John Bancroft, Head of Business Development for the Science & Technologies Facility Council (STFC) located in the North of England, has been working in the U.S. this month to identify and develop strategic partnerships for the much anticipated Hartee Centre. The Centre is a key component of the UK's premier supercomputing...

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2010-11-22 09:42:53

The research, modeling an 8.0 quake in Southern California, was selected as a finalist for the Gordon Bell prize for outstanding achievement in high-performance computing applications A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has presented the world's most advanced earthquake shaking simulation at the Supercomputing 2010 (SC10) conference held last week in New Orleans. The research was selected as a finalist for the Gordon Bell prize, awarded at the annual conference for outstanding...

2010-11-19 12:45:57

Results released at Supercomputing Conference 2010 Nine supercomputers have been tested, validated and ranked by the new "Graph500" challenge, first introduced this week by an international team led by Sandia National Laboratories. The list of submitters and the order of their finish was released Nov. 17 at the supercomputing conference SC10 meeting in New Orleans. The machines were tested for their ability to solve complex problems involving random-appearing graphs, rather than for their...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SC10 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that LSI(TM) Engenio® storage system technology has been installed as part of the world's sixth fastest supercomputer at the Military Applications Division (DAM) of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). With theoretical processing power of 1.25 petaflops, CEA's Tera 100 supercomputer ranks among the world's fastest supercomputers in the newly published TOP500 list, the...

2010-11-15 21:40:02

A new supercomputer rating system will be released by an international team led by Sandia National Laboratories at the Supercomputing Conference 2010 in New Orleans on Nov. 17. The rating system, Graph500, tests supercomputers for their skill in analyzing large, graph-based structures that link the huge numbers of data points present in biological, social and security problems, among other areas. "By creating this test, we hope to influence computer makers to build computers with the...


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