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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...

HokieSpeed Is A New Powerful Supercomputer For The Masses
2011-12-22 05:15:09

Virginia Tech crashed the supercomputing arena in 2003 with System X, a machine that placed the university among the world's top computational research facilities. Now comes HokieSpeed, a new supercomputer that is up to 22 times faster and yet a quarter of the size of X, boasting a single-precision peak of 455 teraflops, or 455 trillion operations per second, and a double-precision peak of 240 teraflops, or 240 trillion operations per second. That's enough computational capability to place...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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