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US Recaptures Reign As Having World's Fastest Supercomputer
2012-06-18 09:06:53

It has been more than two years since the US lost the number one spot on the TOP500 list of the world´s fastest supercomputers to China, which then lost that spot to Japan´s K Computer. Now, after IBM unveiled its Sequoia BlueGene/Q System which manages a sustained 16.32 petaflops, the title is returning to the US, dropping Japan to second. The computer, built for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) by IBM, outpaces Japan´s K Computer by more than 5 petaflops...

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2012-03-30 10:34:45

Today's most powerful supercomputers could soon become obsolete if computer scientists can develop a new line of super fast calculating machines that perform more than 1,000 times as fast as today as those in current use. In fact, scientists predict these exaFLOP computers will become available by the end of the decade, as the US, China, Japan, Europe and Russia, invest hundreds of millions into supercomputer research. FLOPS, (FLoating Point Operations per Second), a term used to...

Image 1 - NSF's Most Powerful Computing Resource Opens Its Doors To Science Teams
2012-03-24 02:44:00

From climate change to the HIV infection to the evolution of the universe, tool enables researchers to address some of the world's most challenging scientific questions Six research teams have started to use the first phase of the Blue Waters sustained-petascale supercomputer to study some vexing problems in science and engineering from climate change to the HIV infection. It's the first use of Blue Waters, which is on its way to becoming one of the most powerful supercomputers in the...

2012-02-17 15:15:00

Amphenol bandwidth-optimized QSFP cable and connector technology offers QDR (Quad Data Rate) InfiniBand connectivity in a low-profile package. Amphenol QDR InfiniBand QSFP Cables are engineered to meet or exceed the strict performance standards set forth by the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), thereby ensuring compatibility with all QDR 4X InfiniBand hardware equipped with SFF-8436 compliant QSFP ports. Passive copper 40G-IB-QDR 4X InfiniBand Cables (QSFP Cables) are now available for...


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