News tagged ‘supercomputer’
Monday, 1 Apr 2013
The IBM Roadrunner, formerly the world's fastest supercomputer, and the first computer to break the petaflop barrier of performance, has today been declared obsolete and will be taken offline.
Thursday, 21 Mar 2013
Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is upgrading its Piz Daint supercomputer with NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPUs, with the assistance of Cray, the supercomputer company. After its upgrade, Piz Daint will be the first petascale supercomputer in Switzerland.
Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012
A team at the University of Southampton in the UK has built a supercomputer out of Raspberry Pi computers and Lego. They've also published a guide on how to make your own Raspberry Pi supercomputer.
Monday, 19 Nov 2012
Intel has shipped its 60-core Xeon Phi coprocessor to selected customers. First unveiled in June this year, the coprocessor comes in the form of a PCIe expansion card and operates independently of the host operating system, courtesy of its own Linux operating system that manages each x86 core.
Friday, 13 Jul 2012
AMD has been granted US$ $12.6 million under the FastForward program. The program is a joint effort between the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Department of Energy to advance research of exascale computers that are a 1000 times faster than current supercomputers.
Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012
At the International Supercomputing Conference 2012, Intel announced that Xeon Phi is the new brand name for all future Intel Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel MIC Architecture) products. Read on to find out more details as Intel unveils the first of such processors.
Monday, 18 Jun 2012
Built with the IBM System x iDataPlex Direct Water Cooled dx360 M4 servers with more than 150,000 cores, the SuperMUC is a powerful, high-performance system designed to aid researchers and industrial institutions across Europe take on scientific challenges.
Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012
IBM and Netherland's National Institute of Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) will research and develop low-powered, exascale supercomputer systems for the international Square Kilometer Array (SKA). The SKA is an international consortium to build the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope.
Thursday, 24 Nov 2011
The Tsubame 2.0 system, a heterogeneous computer, was listed as the greenest petaflop-class supercomputer on the recently released Green500 list.
Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011
Today's announcement is the official unveiling of Intel's broader plan to commercialize the MIC-based Knight's family, starting with the 50-core Knight's Corner chip on 22nm.