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Jennifer LeClaire
IBM's BlueGene Tops List of Fastest Computers
11/09/04 9:43 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 547 Words

... what has become a closely watched event in the world of high performance computing (HPC), the 24th edition of the Top500 list yesterday crowned IBM's BlueGene system the world's fastest supercomputer. BlueGene set a record Linpack benchmark performance of 70.72 teraflops,...

Susan B. Shor
IBM Puts Blue Genes on the Shelf
11/08/04 2:16 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 441 Words

IBM has taken an experiment -- Blue Gene/L, the world's fastest supercomputer -- and turned it into a commercial, albeit expensive, off-the-shelf product. The Blue Gene project began five years ago with the goal of creating a family of supercomputers that could have...

Jay Lyman
Apple Previews Xgrid Clustering Technology
01/08/04 2:52 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 557 Words

Mac Plus Cluster Equals Supercomputer

Apple, which released the Xserve G5 server in conjunction with the Xgrid clustering technology, referred to Xgrid's role in projects at Virginia Tech, NASA , Simon Fraser University, Reed College and Genentech.


Jim McGregor
HPC and AI Are Changing the World
11/30/19 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 702 Words

In another example, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory is using data from the 4,608 node Summit supercomputer , one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, to improve the cooling and overall efficiency of the platform.

By combining real-time data...

Rob Enderle
Technology Could End Mass Shootings
08/12/19 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2154 Words

When Cray's presenters got on stage, they indicated their new supercomputer based on the Epyc 2 part would outperform 100 supercomputers now in the market collectively, and it could do in seconds what it took the company's prior-generation supercomputer 28 days to accomplish.

Peter Suciu
Nvidia, Baidu Team on Cloud-to-Car AI Platform
09/01/16 1:38 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 849 Words

The companies demonstrated the Drive PX 2 system -- the world's first in-car artificial intelligence supercomputer development platform -- and DriveWorks software. Nvidia and Baidu will codevelop autonomous vehicle technology for Chinese-based as well as global car makers.

Baidu likely could...

David Vranicar
Norway Dashes Cold Water on Bitcoins
12/16/13 10:54 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 530 Words

Cambridge Builds More Energy-Efficient Supercomputer
Cambridge University researchers have built a supercomputer designed to be incredibly powerful, yes, but also environmentally friendly.

The machine, named "Wilkes" in honor of computer pioneer Maurice Wilkes, will be used to develop a...

Richard Adhikari
Devs Will Get to Put IBM's Watson Through Its Paces
11/14/13 3:05 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 690 Words

The technology is based on its Watson supercomputer .

IBM POWER7" /> Watson, powered by IBM POWER7, is a work-load optimized system that can answer questions posed in natural language over a nearly unlimited range of knowledge.

Participants will build apps...

Peter Suciu
The Next IBM: Companies That Could Pass the Century Mark
11/28/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1305 Words

Yet a little over a year ago, IBM's Watson supercomputer competed on the trivia TV show "Jeopardy," proving that Big Blue's best days might not be behind it. Far from it: IBM continues to produce supercomputers and has worked to develop green power...

Charles King
Dell Takes the Long View With Hyper Scale Computing
09/25/12 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 754 Words

The top-rated supercomputer -- the "Sequoia" installation at the DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory -- is an IBM BlueGene/Q system based on the company's Power architecture, as are three of the list's other top 10 systems. However, five of the top 10 utilize...

Vivian Wagner
Gigapixel Photography: It's All in the Details
06/26/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 609 Words

"There is a strong connection to the evolution of supercomputers," Gehm told TechNewsWorld. "Originally, advancement in supercomputer technology occurred through the creation of ever more complicated processors. However, at some point it became more economical to improve performance by adding more processors...

Richard Adhikari
AMD Breaks New Ground With FX Bulldozer Processors
10/14/11 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 678 Words

"Interlagos" processors will be used to update the Oak Ridge National Laboratories' Jaguar supercomputer . This project is scheduled for completion by 2013.

Bulldozer-based CPUs are being produced by GlobalFoundries , AMD's spun-off manufacturing arm.

The Impact of Bulldozer

Elbert Hannah
Powered by Linux
03/01/11 5:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 837 Words

Fermilab depends on Linux enough that it has its own Linux distribution, "Fermi Linux." It also does intensive computing with the Linux Networx Cluster Supercomputer.

What's cool about this is that Linux is a major component that keeps our world...

Mike Martin
IBM's Watson Takes One Small Step for a Computer
02/15/11 2:52 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 702 Words

Or so an IBM supercomputer named "Watson" set out to prove Monday, tackling trivia with the popular television game show's all-time human champs, Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings.

"A four-letter word for the iron fitting on the hoof of a horse or...

Pam Baker
IBM Researchers Go Way Beyond AI With Cat-Like Cognitive Computing
11/19/09 9:34 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1044 Words

"This was the best that we could achieve given the available supercomputing resources," explained Modha. "Specifically, using DAWN Blue Gene / P supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Lab with 147,456 processors and 144 TB of main memory, the simulation used 1.6 billion...

Richard Adhikari
MainGear Warms Up New Line of Personal Supercomputers
11/02/09 12:49 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 937 Words

MainGear is not alone in recognizing the ability of the GPU to turn a desktop into a supercomputer . The Oak Ridge National Laboratory , the largest science and energy lab in the Department of Energy , will build a new supercomputer...

Charles King
Thinking Outside the Green IT Box
07/07/09 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 559 Words

Beyond the Data Center
In fact, the new Aquasar water-cooled supercomputer project planned by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and IBM, along with numerous company customer success stories, attested to that fact.

Yet IBM is also...

ECT News Staff
Street Corners, Internal Organs, Watery Depths: Google Is Watching
02/07/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1928 Words

Yep, the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has tapped IBM to design and build a supercomputer capable of running at 20 petaflops -- that's 20,000 trillion calculations per second.

By comparison, the fastest supercomputer in existence today can do...

Jason Z. Cohen
IBM's Homeward Bound Linux PC Push
08/05/08 3:46 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 627 Words

Into the SMB
First, in the supercomputer space, IBM announced it is contributing a package of open source software for supercomputers that run on Linux . The package includes such components as the Extreme Cluster Administration Toolkit, which runs on...

Chris Maxcer
AMD Spider Weaves High-End Gaming Web
11/19/07 11:46 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 604 Words

Gaming Supercomputer
While graphics-focused professionals could utilize AMD's new Spider platform, the company is touting its gaming potential as a scalable system for high-definition gaming. "The AMD Spider platform to easily scale to three or four graphics processors and deliver...

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