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China Tops Supercomputer Rankings List

11/17/2014, The list for the Top 500 supercomputers in the world is updated twice a year, and it used to be an extremely exciting race, but in recent times, it starts to hark back to a period of domination by one particular nation, making it a whole lot more...

World’s Fastest Supercomputer In 2017 To Reside In Tennessee?

11/16/2014, The arms race in terms of computer power is not one that is set to cease and desist anytime soon. If anything, it does look as though the competition is going to get a whole lot fiercer down the road. What you see above is just for illustration purposes...

Raijin Is Australia’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

07/31/2013, Supercomputers – this is a badge of pride to wear by any country, if they managed to churn out the fastest supercomputer in the world. Needless to say, the mantle has changed many times over the previous years as new advancements in engineering and...

Titan Supercomputer Has World’s Fastest Storage System

04/16/2013, The Titan does not fall under the supercomputer category for no particular reason, as it resides at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In fact, it is no ordinary supercomputer, having already “owned” the mantle of being the world’s most powerful...

NVIDIA Powers World’s Fastest Supercomputer: the Titan

11/12/2012, NVIDIA is making some noise in the supercomputing world today by unveiling its latest Tesla K-Series, in which K stands for “Kepler”, which is the name of the micro-architecture used to build it. That is the same architecture used in...

Titan is world’s most powerful supercomputer

10/30/2012, There is a certain prestige for a country to more or less “own” the world’s most powerful supercomputer, and the Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that they have just turned on such a behemoth, calling it the Titan. At the DOE’s Oak...

IBM supercomputer to figure out universe’s origin

04/03/2012, Back in the 1980s, the IBM PC proved to be a powerhouse in bedrooms across the world, running on Microsoft’s DOS operating system. Well, the company has seen some lean times over the years, but they are far from finished. The latest that we hear...

Exaflop computers coming your way, beats 50,000,000 laptops

03/29/2012, When the word ‘super’ is added as a prefix to a noun, you know that expectations will run high. Superman, Superwoman, Supercomputer…you get the idea. Well, Moore’s Law has certainly been in the groove for quite some time and shows...

China has their own supercomputer now

10/31/2011, China is not only the second largest economy in the world at the moment, trailing right behind the US at the moment, but the country also recently surprised high-performance US computing specialists as well by announcing the existence of the Sunway...

Titan supercomputer succeeds Jaguar

10/11/2011, Records are there and are meant to be broken, no? The Jaguar supercomputer’s time is up now, as there is a new challenger on the scene known as the Titan. How apt, considering the Titan sports 38,400 processors that boasts 20-petaflops of computing...

Supercomputer is the new crystal ball, predicts revolution

09/11/2011, In the distant future, do you think you will be able to see gypsy women peer into a computer monitor instead of a crystal ball so that they can chart the future? That seems to be the direction where we’re heading, as it seems as though a...

Super computer Watson tears apart its competition on Jeopardy!

02/17/2011, Remember last month when we wrote about the super computer that was designed to trash its human competitors at “Jeopardy!”? Well, it finally happened and the video clip has been posted online (let’s hope it doesn’t get taken down) for...

Wolfram Alpha is biggest calculator in the world

02/13/2011, Tomorrow should be something special as we take a break from the hubbub that is MWC 2011 in Barcelona – we’re looking at an IBM computer which will tackle a couple of humans in a special week of television’s “Jeopardy.”...