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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...

2011-11-15 00:20:01

Achieving world's fastest processing speed of 10.51 petaflops and 93.2% operating efficiency. Tokyo, Nov 15, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - RIKEN and Fujitsu have taken the No. 1 position for the "K computer" on the 38th TOP500 list announced today in the United States (November 14, PST), for a consecutive two terms in a row. The K computer, currently under joint development, was designated as being the world's fastest supercomputer. The TOP500 was previously announced in...

2011-11-14 16:00:00

LLNL, LANL and Sandia initiate 2PetaFlop/s Xtreme-Xâ“ž¢ Supercomputer deployment based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 Family Seattle, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2011 Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, announces today that the three U.S. national laboratories under contract with the US Department of Energyâs National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) initiated deployment of the next-generation,...

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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