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  • Exascale now a global race for tech

    Posted November 23, 2011 - 10:50 am

    The international competition to build an exascale supercomputer is gaining steam. Peter Beckman, a top computer scientist at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, explains why the effort is important.
  • China's newest supercomputer uses homegrown chips

    Posted October 31, 2011 - 12:19 am

    China has built its first supercomputer based entirely on homegrown microprocessors, a major step in breaking the country's reliance on Western technology for high-performance computing.
  • Russia steps up game in supercomputing

    Posted July 25, 2011 - 6:07 am

    Russia's profile in supercomputing is being raised thanks to a Moscow-based company and a Russian president who sees high-performance computing as critical to the nation's future.
  • Universe studying Linux supercomputer powered up

    Posted April 14, 2011 - 5:13 am

    The University of Portsmouth has deployed what is being branded as a "cost effective" high performance computer (HPC) to analyse data from telescopes around the world, and simulate and test current theories about the universe.
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    IBM supercomputer crushes human opponents on game show [video]

    Posted February 18, 2011 - 4:27 pm

    IBM's Watson beat two Jeopardy champtions during a three-day competition.
  • New anti-laser tech paves way for optical computing

    Posted February 18, 2011 - 1:38 pm

    Yale University researchers have created the inverse of a laser
  • IBM Watson team takes your questions

    Posted February 18, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    IBM's engineering team behind the Jeopardy super computer will be answering the ten most popular Watson-themed questions submitted to a thread at Reddit.com on Tuesday, February 22 at noon Eastern. The answers will be posted on Reddit's blog as well as Reddit's r/IAmA section.
  • Obama sets $126M for next-gen supercomputing

    Posted February 17, 2011 - 11:08 am

    President Barack Obama has included funding in his 2012 budget proposal for development of the next generation of supercomputers, an exascale system.
  • To Build a Better Bobsled

    Posted February 22, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    Learn how supercomputers helped construct a faster bobsled for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team.

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