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2010-11-15 12:44:00

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SC10 -- The Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Research (FIAS) at the Goethe University Frankfurt today announced a 285.2 TeraFLOPS Linpack score at 736 MegaFLOPS per watt at a PUE of only 1.1, a key milestone toward the "Landes Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschasftlich okonomischer Exzellenz (LOEWE)." Professor Lindenstruth, who holds a Helmholtz International Center (HIC) for the international large-scale Facility for Antiproton and Ion...

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2010-11-15 11:30:00

China overtook the United States recently to become the world leader of supercomputing on Sunday after a www.top500.org survey ranked the country's Tianhe supercomputer the fastest machine on the planet. The Tianhe, meaning Milky Way, is, in theory, able to complete more than 1 quadrillion calculations per second -- or one petaflop -- when running at peak speed. By comparison, one day of tasks for Tianhe might take a top-notch personal computer 160 years to complete, working non-stop. The...

2010-11-10 14:35:57

Strategic initiatives in heterogeneous systems, massive parallelism and massive data analytics lead the way The road to exascale computing is a long one, but the Georgia Institute of Technology, a new leader in high-performance computing research and education, continues to win new awards and attract new talent to drive technology innovation. From algorithms to architectures and applications, Georgia Tech's researchers are collaborating with top companies, national labs and defense...

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2010-10-28 13:00:00

China's Tianhe-1A has taken over first place for the world's fastest supercomputer. The machine is capable of carrying out over 2.5 thousands trillion calculations a second. The supercomputer draws on over 7,000 graphics processors and 14,000 Intel chips. The Top 500 Organization, which maintains a list of the most powerful machines, has confirmed Tianhe-1A has taken the new spot. China's Tianhe-1A (also known as Milky Way) has taken the place from U.S. XT5 Jaguar at the Oak Ridge...

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2010-06-01 06:05:00

China is ramping up its efforts to become the world's supercomputing superpower. Its Nebulae machine at the National Super Computer Center in Shenzhen was ranked second on the biannual top 500-supercomputer list. A second Chinese supercomputer appears on the list of the top ten fastest machines. However, the U.S. still dominates the list with over half the Top 500, including the world's fastest supercomputer known as the Jaguar. The Cray computer, which Oak Ridge National Laboratory in...

2009-11-20 14:08:28

At the 2009 Supercomputing Conference in Portland, Oregon (USA), the high-performance computer QPACE (QCD Parallel Computing on the Cell) was recognized today as the most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world. QPACE is at the head of the Green500 list, which provides a global ranking of energy-efficient supercomputers. QPACE was developed by an academic consortium of universities and research centers as well as the German IBM research and development center in Böblingen within the...

2009-11-19 16:12:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) supercomputers are the most energy efficient in the world, according to the latest Supercomputing 'Green500 List' announced today by Green500.org. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) The list shows that 18 of the Top 20 most energy efficient supercomputers in the world are built on IBM high-performance computing technology. The list includes supercomputers from Saudi Arabia to Germany and the...

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2009-11-16 09:15:00

High-performance computers support major research; push limits of computing power East Tennessee is now home to two of the world's three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today. The Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers places University of Tennessee supercomputer Kraken in third place, where it also holds the title of world's fastest academic supercomputer, while Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar computer took first place overall. Kraken, the result of a...

2009-10-26 14:29:28

World's fastest supercomputer used to create first-of-a-kind computer codes and simulations of the biggest of the big and smallest of the small The world's fastest supercomputer, Roadrunner, at Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed its initial "shakedown" phase doing accelerated petascale computer modeling and simulations of a variety of unclassified, fundamental science projects.   The Roadrunner system is now beginning its transition to classified computing to assure the...

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2009-08-21 10:50:00

Srinivas Aluru recently stepped between the two rows of six tall metal racks, opened up the silver doors and showed off the 3,200 computer processor cores that power Cystorm, Iowa State University's second supercomputer.And there's a lot of raw power in those racks.Cystorm, a Sun Microsystems machine, boasts a peak performance of 28.16 trillion calculations per second. That's five times the peak of CyBlue, an IBM Blue Gene/L supercomputer that's been on campus since early 2006 and uses 2,048...