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2011-05-05 09:00:00

NEWARK, Del., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EM Photonics announced today that the Tokyo Institute of Technology has added its GPU-accelerated linear algebra library CULA tools to its supercomputer TSUBAME 2.0. The 4-year site license agreement was facilitated by Best Systems, one of EM Photonics' major resellers in Japan. Best Systems was selected for its experience in providing high-performance computing solutions to Japanese universities and government agencies. (Logo:...

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2011-05-02 08:35:12

The University of Chicago's Flash Center for Computational Science released a major new version of supercomputer code, called FLASH 4-alpha, on April 29. Based on previous software for simulating exploding stars, this is the first version of the FLASH code that has extensive capabilities for simulating high-energy density physics experiments. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration Advanced Simulation and Computing Program has funded the addition of the new...

2011-04-21 00:00:30

A team of scientists from Brown University led by G. E. Karniadakis and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are doing on the lab's supercomputer, hoping that a better map will lead to better diagnoses and treatments for patients with blood flow complications. Chicago (Vocus/PRWEB) April 20, 2011 Zoom down to one artery in your body, and the commotion is constant: blood cells hurtle down the passage with hundreds of their kin, bumping against other cells and...

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...


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