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2012-03-30 02:24:48

HOUSTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rice University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a partnership to build the first award-winning IBM Blue Gene supercomputer in Texas. Rice also announced a related collaboration agreement with the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil to initiate the shared administration and use of the Blue Gene supercomputer, which allows both institutions to share the benefits of the new computing resource. (Logo:...

2012-03-27 02:29:15

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rutgers today formally launched a high-performance computing (HPC) center at the university focused on the application of "Big Data" analytics in life sciences, finance, and other industries. The center is aimed at improving the economic competitiveness of New Jersey's public and private research organizations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120327/NY77059 ) The HPC center will be part of the newly created Rutgers Discovery...

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,...

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2011-06-21 08:20:00

NASA's largest supercomputer is seventh on the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful, high-performance computers. The announcement was made at the 26th International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Pleiades, located at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., supports more than 1,000 active users around the country who are advancing our knowledge about the Earth, solar system and the universe. Pleiades is used to meet the computing needs on NASA's most demanding...

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2011-06-20 13:56:43

Fujitsu Ltd and the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) said Monday that a Japanese supercomputer has become the fastest in the world, making calculations more than three times faster than a Chinese rival. According to its developers, the supercomputer has achieved 8.162 quadrillion calculations per second, or 8.162 petaflops in computer terms. The computer overtook China's Tianhe-1A of the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, which became the world number-one in...

2010-11-17 07:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SC10 -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that LSI(TM) Engenio® storage system technology has been installed as part of the world's sixth fastest supercomputer at the Military Applications Division (DAM) of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). With theoretical processing power of 1.25 petaflops, CEA's Tera 100 supercomputer ranks among the world's fastest supercomputers in the newly published TOP500 list, the...

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2010-11-16 14:35:00

The Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) announced on Tuesday that it is now home to the fifth most powerful supercomputer in the world. The new supercomputer can perform 1.05 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second) running the Linpack benchmark.  The machine is named Hopper after Admiral Grace Hopper, a pioneer in software development and programming languages. The Hopper is funded by Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of...