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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.”...

Supercomputer to compete against humans in Jeopardy!

01/13/2011, In today’s world where men are trying to build machines that can defeat men, they’ve sure come a long way. From simple video games to actual machines physically interacting with people, humans have always wanted to create something smarter and...

China tops US in world’s fastest supercomputer race

11/14/2010, Rumor has been made fact, with the Chinese Tianhe-1A system at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin hitting a performance level of 2.57 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second), making it the top supercomputer in the world while...

China’s Tianhe-1A Is World’s Fastest Supercomputer

10/28/2010, Folks were saying that it would happen and now China has just leaped past the rest of the world and revealed the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Tianhe-1A. The supercomputer is located at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin and scored a...

Fujitsu K computer starts to ship

09/28/2010, Japan’s next-generation supercomputer, known as the K computer, has started to have its modular units shipped by Fujitsu. This supercomputer will be a central part of the High-Performance Computing Infrastructure (HPCI) initiative that is being led...

Tokyo University Introduces Its Tsubame 2.0 Supercomputer

06/24/2010, The Tokyo Institute of Technology has revealed that its next-generation supercomputer will begin operations in the fall, dubbed Tsubame 2.0. In case you’re wondering, it’ll boast 2,816 six-core, 2.96GHz Xeon 5600 processors, along with 4,224...

IBM Watson supercomputer holds a decent conversation

06/16/2010, IBM could be breaking new ground here with the Watson, a supercomputer that they have worked on for years. What makes Watson so different? You won’t have Edison calling out to him, but Watson is able to win at Jeopardy, which translates to it being...

Cray Jaguar takes top spot

11/16/2009, Cray has worked hard to regain the top spot from IBM in the Top500 Supercomputer chip-measuring contest. Known as the XT5 supercomputer (codename Jaguar) at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, this year’s edition received a boost, hitting six-core...

SGI Octane III personal supercomputer

09/22/2009, SGI has rolled out its personal supercomputer known as the Octane III, where it is able to hold up to a whopping 80 high-performance cores as well as nearly 1TB of memory. The Octane III will supposedly enable a “new era of innovation in strategic...