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2003-11-07 U.S. project targets optical links for future supercomputers
Seeking to boost strategicially important supercomputing, the Energy Department has awarded a $20 million contract to an IBM-Corning research team to develop optically-switched interconnects for supercomputers.
2012-11-15 Tesla K20 GPU accelerators ready for supercomputers
Nvidia's Tesla K20 GPUs are said to be the firm's top flight chips to date, providing 90 per cent of the performance for the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
2015-04-20 Supercomputers: 5 power facts you need to know
Storage space and power budget are just two of the elements that supercomputers consume in immensely large quantities, which simply show what these powerful machines are capable of.
2008-02-28 Nvidia scientist sees GPUs in future supercomputers
By 2012, three of the top five supercomputers in the world will have GPUs using parallel computing applications to crunch numbers at a clip that's not possible on standard CPU-only set-ups, predicts David Kirk, Nvidia chief scientist.
2008-05-09 Intel, SGI power up NASA supercomputers
NASA, Intel and SGI have agreed to collaborate on significantly increasing the space agency's supercomputer performance and capacity.
2012-09-12 Intel preps its interconnects for next-gen supercomputers
Timed to compete with AMD's recent announcement about its Freedom Fabric acquisition, Intel's next-gen interconnect will be integrated into future Xeon and Atom server processors.
2011-06-23 Intel MIC to pave way for next-gen supercomputers
As Intel outlines its vision for this decade, they see the role of their Intel Many Integrated Core (Intel MIC) as a critical component of the company's exascale computing solutions.
2012-06-21 Intel chips run 45 supercomputers
Intel has announced that its Intel Xeon processor E5 product family is being used in 74 percent of all the supercomputer systems worldwide.
2005-06-27 IBM, HP dominate world's fastest supercomputers
IBM's Blue Gene/L supercomputer, installed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, captured the number one position in the latest iteration of the Top 500 list of the world's fastest machines, released Wednesday at the 2005 International Supercomputing Conference in Heidelberg, Germany.
2004-08-09 Cray to resell compilers with MPP supercomputers
The Portland Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics, has formed a licensing agreement under which Cray Inc. will resell PGI optimizing F95, C and C++ compilers and development tools with Cray's Red Storm-based line of parallel processing (MPP) supercomputers.
2015-11-18 China dominates top 500 list of supercomputers
China spent huge money at its MilkyWay-2 housed by the National Super Computer Centre, using twice as many U.S.-made Intel Xeon and Xeon-Phi processors as its nearest competitor.
2006-06-22 45nm CMOS LSI targets next-gen supercomputers
NEC's 45nm CMOS basic circuit module realizes a high-speed, low-power LSI for next-gen supercomputers with 5GHz-clocked operation.
2010-08-09 System accelerates LS-DYNA car crash simulation
A record performance was achieved on a Dell PowerEdge M610 with Intel Xeon X5670 chips and Intel Cluster Ready architecture networked by Mellanox ConnectX-2 InfiniBand adapters and switch.
2014-11-26 Start-up eyes parallel CPU with 10x leap in performance
A start-up founded by two teenagers is designing a parallel processor that it hopes delivers a 10x leap in performance per watt for high-end systems. Rex Computing will make open source its instruction set architecture in hopes of rallying supporters around it.
2013-11-20 Nvidia, IBM take on enterprise-scale supercomputing
IBM and Nvidia will collaborate to develop GPU-accelerated versions of enterprise software applications on IBM Power Systems.
2010-11-22 Nvidia GPU to power exascale computer
Nvidia is developing a thousand-core graphics chip with each core capable of handling four double precision floating-point operations per clock cycle--the equivalent of 10 teraflops on a chip.
2011-07-04 New center promotes high-performance computing
The Lawrence Livermore lab has opened its doors to high-performance computing, welcoming collaborations from the government, research institutions and academia to promote innovation.
2003-11-07 NEC, RIKEN announce success on quantum logic gate project
NEC Corp. and the RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research have announced that in a jointly conducted experimentation, a quantum logic gate operation has been successfully demonstrated in a solid-state device consisting of two coupled quantum bit (qubits).
2008-03-04 More bandwidth at less power with new IBM optical tech
Researchers at IBM have unveiled a prototype optical technology that could bring massive amounts of bandwidth in an energy-efficient way to all kinds of machinesfrom supercomputers to cellphones.
2013-11-20 Micron, Intel, Nvidia battle in high-end processors market
Nvidia and Micron announced new high-end co-processors this week while an online analysis said Intel's latest Xeon Phi, which competes with them both, will be an integrated device
2003-01-28 Linux goes mainstream
f the LinuxWorld conference is any indication, this year could propel the open-source OS across a spectrum of computing devices - from handheld PDAs to supercomputers.
2006-05-10 India's Tata Group plans supercomputer venture
The Tata Group reportedly will invest about $140 million to float a company that will design and develop supercomputers.
2007-04-17 IBM advances through-silicon via packaging tech
IBM Corp. announced it has made advances in through-silicon via packaging that will allow it to ship production chips using the new interconnect in 2008.
2011-08-24 Event showcases interconnect trends
The papers to be presented at the Hot Interconnects event reveals the divergence of technology roadmaps for networks used in supercomputers and data centers.
2007-02-16 Data center power still a major concern
The U.S. Congress passed legislation in late December that mandates the Environmental Protection Agency to work with computer makers to study if the government should adopt new incentives to handle rising power consumption in data centers.
2003-11-18 Darpa to overhaul supercomputing benchmarks by '06
Just as clusters of inexpensive systems are hitting new milestones in supercomputing, a group of 20 top researchers has kicked off a program to redefine the benchmarks used to measure high-performance systems.
2010-11-18 China leads supercomputer top 500
The latest Top 500 supercomputers lists China as having the most powerful computer in the world, and with 42 supercomputers, is second only to the United States in the number of supercomputers.
2004-12-17 Cadence Encounter assists NEC in supercomputer chip development
Cadence Design Systems Inc. has provided NEC Corp. with Encounter digital IC design platform to develop the complete 90nm chipset for its vector supercomputers.
2010-11-17 2018: Exascale computing systems
Today's computer designs are too complex and power-hungry to deliver the quintillion instructions per second expected of exascale computing systems, thus radical shifts in computing are needed. "If we don’t do this kind of work, exascale systems will consume 100MW instead of the 5MW today's top supercomputers use," said Richard Murphy, principal investigator overseeing a DARPA program on the topic.
2013-07-19 RapidIO to overtake PCI Express in data centres
RapidIO will take the leap from wireless base stations to data centres as an enabler of everything from greener supercomputers to ARM-based microservers.
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