China's supercomputer power grows

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In the biannual Top 500 supercomputer list, China for the first time has two supercomputers appearing in the top ten fastest machines, but the U.S. continues to outmatch the rest of the world with over...

Supercomputer sets record

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An American military supercomputer, assembled from components originally designed for video game machines, has reached a long-sought-after computing milestone by processing more than 1.026 quadrillion calculations per second. The new machine is more than twice...

Britain's Fastest Supercomputer unveiled

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A supercomputer that could help answer some of science's biggest questions will be unveiled on Monday. With the power of 12,000 desktop PCs, the mammoth machine called HECToR is the country's fastest computer and one...

Supercomputer Expert Joins Microsoft

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In what will be his first job in the commercial sector, veteran supercomputer research Daniel Reed, former director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, chief architect of...

China buys an IBM supercomputer

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A lot depends on the weather, and apparently during the Olympics it is a particularly necessary to be on the ball. The 2008 Olympic Summer Games are to be hosted in China and so the...

Supercomputer joins fight against AIDS

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AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis should be the ones scared for a change. In South Africa, a supercomputer costing $1 million was donated by Intel and is now dedicated to scientific research for these diseases. Installed...

IBM wins hybrid supercomputer deal

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IBM has won a deal to build a supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory that will pair more than 16,000 AMD Opteron processors with more than 16,000 Cell processors to try to reach a new...

IBM Tops Supercomputer List

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The new list of fastest supercomputers is out, and IBM has taken the top three spots, closely followed by Intel in the next three places. AMD also makes an appearance in the top 10 with...

MIT Dedicates Blue Gene Supercomputer

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A new supercomputer dubbed "Blue Gene" was dedicated in a ceremony held at MIT on Thursday. The new computer will be used by MIT physicists comprised of faculty as well as post-doctorate, graduate, and senior...

Apple Servers Drive New EU Supercomputer

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A startup on Tuesday unveiled plans at the Apple Expo here to build a distributed supercomputer cluster that could use some thousands of Apple Computer Inc.'s Xserve servers. The high-performance network will be installed along...

Supercomputer breaks speed record

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The US is poised to push Japan off the top of the supercomputing chart with IBM's prototype Blue Gene/L machine. It is being assembled for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, a US...

Now, NASA supercomputer is 'fastest'

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The United States space agency NASA has unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer at its Ames Research Centre in California, where India-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla worked for years, in honour of the seven crew members of...

Virginia Tech beefs up Mac supercomputer

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The fastest Mac supercomputer has gotten faster, thanks to an Xserve makeover. Virginia Tech plans to announce on Tuesday that its System X now operates at 12.25 teraflops, or 12 trillion calculations...

IBM Says Its Supercomputer Is World's Fastest

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International Business Machines Corp. on Wednesday said it has developed the world's fastest computer, putting it back on top after a Japanese supercomputer claimed the title some two years ago. The world's largest computer company...

Nasa Powers Up With Supercomputer

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US space agency Nasa is to get a massive supercomputing boost to help get its shuttle missions back in action after the 2003 shuttle disaster. Project Columbia, a collaboration with two technology...

NASA taps SGI, Intel for supercomputer

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NASA has picked Computer maker Silicon Graphics Inc. and chipmaker Intel to develop a major supercomputer based on Linux to simulate space exploration and conduct other research, SGI announced Tuesday. SGI said...

IBM to Build Supercomputer for U.S. Military

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IBM has landed a contract to build a new supercomputer for the U.S. Department of Defense. This supercomputer will be used for war simulation, weather forecasting among other things. IBM said that the...

Apple sells supercomputer sequel

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You know you got a hot product when a U.S. Army contractor wants it. That's just the case for Apple who landed a $5.8 million contract. This contract is for a 1,566 Xserve...

IBM regains supercomputer bragging rights

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IBM has regained dominance on a list of the 500 fastest supercomputers and has also landed two unusual prototypes in the top 10. IBM calls the prototype systems evidence that its years-long...

Mob Tries to Create Supercomputer

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Hundreds of area technophiles joined laptops Saturday in an attempt to create a computing force on par with the world's most powerful supercomputers. The experiment organized by researchers at the University of San Francisco was...

Apple to Build Second Supercomputer

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After building one of the world's fastest supercomputers on its first try, Apple Computer Inc. is again teaming with Virginia Tech to make another high performance machine using its new 64-bit Xserve G5 computer. ...

Virginia Tech Building Power Mac G5 Supercomputer

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Using several new technologies and more than 1,000 dual-processor Power Mac G5 computers, Virginia Tech University is building a supercomputer cluster that is likely to rank among the fastest in the world. In addition...

IBM, Intel chew up supercomputer list

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IBM and Intel have edged ahead on a quickly changing list of the 500 fastest supercomputers. Hewlett-Packard leads the herd with 159 systems on the list, which is set to be released Monday,...

IBM details Blue Gene supercomputer

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IBM is shedding light on a program to create the world's fastest supercomputer, illuminating a dual-pronged strategy, an unusual new processor design and a leaning toward the Linux operating system. "Blue Gene" is...

Indian Supercomputer Unveiled

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A new Indian supercomputer has been announced, dubbed the PARAM Padma computer. This new machine isn't as quick in terms of processor speed as supercomputers developed in the US and Japan, as it has been...

IBM flexes its supercomputer muscle

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Thanks jayp6969 for emailing us. IBM said Thursday that it inked a deal to build Germany's largest supercomputer to date. The new computer, worth well over $10 million, was purchased by Germany's...

IBM loses supercomputer crown

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IBM has been thwarted at the finish line by NEC in the league of supercomputers. After last year's victory and a massive number of entries in the league last time the supercomputer giant has not...

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