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2013-06-19 23:02:24

InfiniBand connects 16 of 33 Petascale-capable systems; FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand is fastest growing interconnect technology on the list. ISC13, Leipzig, Germany (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, today announced that the newly released TOP500 shows InfiniBand as the interconnect of choice for the world´s most powerful supercomputers, connecting 16 of the...

China Reclaims 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Title With Tianhe-2
2013-06-17 14:29:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Chinese researchers have developed the world's fastest computer system capable of operating as fast as 33.86 petaflops per second. Tianhe-2, developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, overtook the former champion Titan, which was built by the United States. Titan is installed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and now ranks number two with a performance of 17.59 petaflops...

Cray Goes A Little Smaller With New Line Of Supercomputers
2013-05-07 12:55:51

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Smaller can be better, especially when it is a supercomputer. Cray, a company often credited with building the world´s first supercomputer, has reduced the size of its largest machine. The computer maker introduced its “aggressively priced” lineup of supercomputers on Tuesday. The new Cray XC30-AC supercomputer is aimed at an emerging class of customers who desire high-performance computing (HPC), but don´t...

Roadrunner Supercomputer Decommissioned On Sunday
2013-04-01 04:29:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The first supercomputer to complete one quadrillion calculations per second has been officially decommissioned, going offline Sunday after being operational for the past five years. The computer, which was known as Roadrunner, was built by IBM and went online in 2008. The $120 million Roadrunner quickly became the fastest supercomputer on Earth (a title it held until November 2009). Its success was largely due to technology that...


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