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Peter Suciu
The Rise of AI: Give Me That New Time Religion?
11/16/17 3:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 957 Words

What could be higher than an AI-powered supercomputer ? Levandowski's view could place AI in the same category as a messiah.

"I could see people pinning their hopes on a super-intelligent AI, just as in the 1950s people thought UFOs might...

Paul Korzeniowski
Fast NASA Action Begets World's Largest Linux Supercomputer
03/31/05 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1093 Words

... space shuttle Columbia disaster on Feb. 1, 2003 sparked development of the world's second largest supercomputer , a system with 10,240 Intel Itanium 2 processors capable of performing 51.87 trillion calculations per second. Not only did the supercomputer, appropriately dubbed Columbia, stretch...

Richard Adhikari
Chinese Supercomputer Blazes Path to Glory
10/28/10 12:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 839 Words

... has unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer , the Tianhe-1A, at a high-performance computing conference in Beijing. The Tianhe-1A Supercomputer, located at National Supercomputer Center, Tianji, China

The Tianhe-1A has a Linpack benchmark performance of 2.507 petaflops, according to Nvidia , whose...

Jay Lyman
Virginia Tech Fine Tunes Power Mac G5 Supercomputer
10/30/03 9:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 588 Words

... Tech's decision to build a supercomputer out of 1,100 Apple Power Mac G5s -- a true break from the architecture of traditional, mainframe supercomputers -- allowed the university to cut its costs in half. According to researchers, the supercomputer represents a new...

Jay Lyman
Big Blue to Build World's Fastest Supercomputer
09/07/06 11:44 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 548 Words

IBM is building a supercomputer capable of petaflop performance -- 1,000 trillion, or a quadrillion, calculations per second -- for the U.S. Department of Energy using a combination of more than 30,000 Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) and AMD Opteron processors. The new...

Elizabeth Millard
US Aims for Fastest Supercomputer Title
05/13/04 2:27 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 711 Words

... United States has set its sights on becoming the country with the fastest supercomputer . The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) announced it has been chosen to lead a partnership with the goal of building the most powerful supercomputer...

Walaika Haskins
Cray Intros Supercomputer Value Meal for $25K
09/17/08 2:00 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 540 Words

... maker has introduced the CX1, a small and low-cost supercomputer running Microsoft's new HPC Server 2008. The system is scheduled for official release Sept. 22. Aimed at users across a range of markets, including financial services , aerospace, automotive, petroleum, life sciences,...

Jay Lyman
IBM Builds Sister for Top Supercomputer
06/13/05 1:51 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 625 Words

... to match the kind of computing power it created in the BlueGene/L supercomputer -- a system made up over more than 130,000 processors -- IBM launched this week what it called the fastest privately-owned supercomputer in the world. The system is sister...

Jay Lyman
Tech Trio Touts 'Supercomputer on a Chip'
02/07/05 1:50 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 570 Words

... technology giants -- IBM , Sony and Toshiba -- today took the wraps off of their jointly developed, much-hyped "Cell" chip , which the companies claim to be "effectively a supercomputer on a chip." A prototype was unveiled today at the International...

Jennifer LeClaire
Virginia Tech Soups Up Xserve G5 Supercomputer
10/26/04 9:26 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 508 Words

... if being the fastest university supercomputer wasn't enough, Virginia Tech's Power Mac G5-based machine just got an upgrade . Dubbed System X, the supercomputer cluster has been ramped up to operate at 12.25 teraflops.

"This new number is an increase of...

Blane Warrene
US Army Drafts Apple Xserve for Supercomputer
06/22/04 11:09 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 853 Words

Army contractor with a supercomputer made up of 1,566 dual-processor G5 Xserves running Mac OS X Panther Server. COLSA Corporation commissioned the supercomputer, known as the MACH 5, which stands for "multiple advanced computers for hypersonic research."

"We are building this --...

Tim McDonald
Compaq To Build U.S. Supercomputer
08/23/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 446 Words

Department of Energy (DOE) announced Tuesday that Compaq Computer Corp. has been selected to build a supercomputer more powerful than the world's 21 existing supercomputers combined. The $200 million (US$) computer is the fifth in the DOE's nuclear weapons simulation program, called Advanced...

Walaika Haskins
IBM Roadrunner Meep-Meeps to Top of Supercomputer Rankings
06/18/08 3:15 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 686 Words

IBM claimed bragging rights Wednesday as its Roadrunner supercomputer earned the title of the world's most powerful supercomputer. The ranking, bestowed during the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany, is a biannual event that ranks the 500 most powerful computers around the world.

Chris Maxcer
IBM's Roadrunner Supercomputer Zooms Into Petaflop Territory
06/09/08 11:16 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 535 Words

IBM has designed a new US$100 million supercomputer , called "Roadrunnner," that's powerful enough to operate at 1 petaflop -- a cool 1 thousand trillion calculations per second. That's twice as fast as the next closest supercomputer -- the IBM Blue Gene system...

Jay Lyman
IBM Builds Blade Supercomputer for Spain
11/08/04 10:46 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 644 Words

... the latest supercomputer news arriving before the release of the Top500 list this week, IBM has announced collaboration with the Spanish government on a super system made with blade servers. IBM said the "MareNostrum" system , built with 3,564 Power processors in...

Jay Lyman
Big Blue Surges Ahead on Supercomputer Speed
11/05/04 1:39 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 663 Words

... supercomputing efforts are making up for the country's earlier loss of the speed title to the Japanese Earth Simulator, with two new systems poised to garner top spots on the Top500 Supercomputer list due out next week. The U.S. Department of Energy...

Keith Regan
IBM To Build Supercomputer for US Military
08/04/04 9:40 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 521 Words

IBM has won the right to build a powerful Linux-based supercomputer for the Department of Defense (DOD) that will be used to design and test weapons systems, the company announced Tuesday. Nicknamed "Stryker," the machine will run at a speed of 10 trillion...

Jay Lyman
Virginia Tech Building Power Mac G5 Supercomputer
09/03/03 10:08 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 582 Words

... 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 to the G5 machines, the university said it is...

Chris Maxcer
US to Enlist 20-Petaflop IBM Supercomputer for Nuke Management Duty
02/03/09 2:12 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 602 Words

... Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has tapped IBM to build a massive new supercomputer that will deliver a record-breaking 20 petaflops of computing power. The proposed supercomputer is nicknamed "Sequoia," and it'll come with 500 teraflop sidekick, Dawn. Both...

Jay Lyman
NASA-SGI Supercomputer: Tops in Speed and Research
10/27/04 11:45 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 654 Words

... its 20 clustered Linux systems joining more than 10,000 Intel Itanium 2 processors may put it at the top of the speed list , the scientists who have access to the new "Columbia" supercomputer at the NASA Ames Advanced Supercomputing facilities tout...

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