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China Adds Another Supercomputer To Its Roster
2011-11-01 09:21:32

China surprised the United States and other world markets last year when it unveiled one of the fastest supercomputers on the planet, and shocked the industry even further when, last week, the country revealed their new powerful number-crunching machine that relies on Chinese microchips rather than standard ones used in many of the world℠s fastest supercomputers. The Chinese Sunway BlueLight MPP supercomputer was installed in September at the National Supercomputer Center in Jinan,...

Cray Computer Awarded Department Of Energy Contract
2011-10-12 05:11:15

Cray Computer was awarded a $97 million contract by the Department of Energy´s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The contract will upgrade the lab´s current Cray XT5 computer, dubbed Jaguar, which runs at 2.3 million billion calculations per second (petaflops) into a new Cray XK6 with a peak calculation speed between 10 and 20 petaflops. According to the news release, the new system, dubbed as Titan, will contain the latest AMD Opteron central processing units and NVIDIA...

2011-09-27 10:00:00

Clear Dawn Company, the leading manufacturer of metal stamping parts, offers unparalleled customer service and innovative manufacturing skills and fulfills customerâs requirement at the high quality level. Taipei, Taiwan (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 The Clear Dawn Company (CDC), a leading manufacturer of precise metal stamping parts and steel components in Taiwan, offers a wide range of metal stamping and machining capabilities. CDC mainly manufactures stainless steel casting...

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2011-08-09 10:40:56

IBM and the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) said they have abandoned plans to build a petaflop-speed computer. IBM terminated its four-year 2008 "Blue Waters" contract with NCSA to develop a $208 million supercomputer. "The innovative technology that IBM ultimately developed was more complex and required significantly increased financial and technical support by IBM beyond its original expectations," the joint statement read. "NCSA and IBM...

2011-08-02 07:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nimbus Data Systems, Inc., the provider of award-winning intelligent solid state storage systems for next-generation datacenters, today announced the general availability of its second generation S-Class series of flash memory storage systems. The new line, which retains the S-Class designation, is three times faster than the original launched in 2010. In addition, the new S-Class adds support for Fibre Channel and Infiniband networking...

2011-06-30 12:40:00

ARMONK, N.Y., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An IBM (NYSE: IBM) supercomputer is the most energy efficient supercomputer in the world, according to the latest Supercomputing 'Green500 List' announced by Green500.org. A prototype of IBM's next generation Blue Gene®/Q supercomputer is #1 on the list. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The list shows that 6 of the top ten most energy efficient supercomputers in the world are built on IBM...

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2011-06-21 08:20:00

NASA's largest supercomputer is seventh on the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful, high-performance computers. The announcement was made at the 26th International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Pleiades, located at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., supports more than 1,000 active users around the country who are advancing our knowledge about the Earth, solar system and the universe. Pleiades is used to meet the computing needs on NASA's most demanding...


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