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2010-06-01 06:05:00

China is ramping up its efforts to become the world's supercomputing superpower. Its Nebulae machine at the National Super Computer Center in Shenzhen was ranked second on the biannual top 500-supercomputer list. A second Chinese supercomputer appears on the list of the top ten fastest machines. However, the U.S. still dominates the list with over half the Top 500, including the world's fastest supercomputer known as the Jaguar. The Cray computer, which Oak Ridge National Laboratory in...

2010-05-31 03:00:00

HAMBURG, Germany, May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISC '10 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that Cray Inc. has selected the LSI(TM) Engenio® 2600 storage system for integration with the new Cray CX1000 supercomputer. The Engenio 2600 is an entry-level storage system designed to provide customers with midrange performance and advanced functionality without sacrificing simplicity or affordability. The Cray CX1000 supercomputer is a dense, energy-efficient and...

2010-05-11 08:31:00

PORTLAND, Ore., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Portland Group®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and a leading supplier of compilers for high-performance computing (HPC), today announced an agreement under which Cray Inc will resell PGI® optimizing Fortran, C, and C++ compilers and development tools with the Cray CX1 line of deskside supercomputers and the recently announced Cray CX1000 line of rack mount supercomputers....

2010-05-10 08:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), the leader in server technology innovation and green computing, today announced that its widely available TwinBlade(TM) won the Best Blade-Based Solution award at the 4th annual BladeSystems Insight Summit 2010 on April 20 in Orlando, Florida. The IT executives and industry analysts in attendance voted for the TwinBlade(TM) platform as the best overall blade server in the industry. This 2010...

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2010-04-28 09:17:11

They can't wait to do computational chemistry at a quadrillion calculations per second. But it's not all that computing power that's driving three Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers as they develop computational chemistry at the petascale. Driving their project is the ability to run complex calculations and do better science. "Petascale power is required for accuracy," said Monica Lamm, an Iowa State assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering and associate...

2010-04-12 19:00:00

BEIJING, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a leader in application-optimized server solutions, is demonstrating its new Twin architecture server solutions optimized for cloud computing and HPC at IDF Beijing, China National Convention Center, booth G8. In addition, Supermicro will present an IDF gold sponsor session entitled, "Twin Architecture and Cloud Computing," today at 1pm in room 306A. "Featuring our Platinum...

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2010-03-31 08:44:48

Largest simulation of an ideal quantum computer; efficient multi-core software developed A quantum computer could provide an enormous improvement in the processing speed of existing computers. However, as yet they only exist in the laboratory in the form of small prototypes with a capacity of a few bits. They can now be explored in more detail, at least in simulations. The Jlich supercomputer JUGENE can now simulate the largest quantum computer system in the world with 42 bits. "The computing...

2010-03-16 08:30:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a global leader in application-optimized, high-performance server solutions, today announced that it has launched a complete, optimized selection of server, workstation and blade solutions to support the new generation Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600/3600 Series (formerly codenamed Westmere). These solutions boost performance 60%* compared to the previous...

2010-03-09 08:24:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Supply Chain International, LLC (ASCI) and BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc., (BPXA) have signed a new contract for supply chain management services, ASCI announced today. The contract will replace an existing agreement that expires next month, under which ASCI has provided supply chain management support to BPXA since 1999. Supply chain management is the process by which goods are acquired, transported, received, stored and delivered to...

2010-03-02 02:00:00

HANNOVER, Germany, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a global leader in application-optimized, high-performance server solutions, is showcasing the very latest innovations in server technology, including its breakthrough TwinBlade solution, at CeBIT 2010 in Hannover, Germany (Hall 17, Stand D70, booth B1). The innovative TwinBlade(TM) system doubles the number of dual-processor (DP) compute nodes per 7U enclosure to 20 (28), for an incredibly...


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