Obama Wants To See The US Build An Exascale Supercomputer

As it stands, the world’s fastest supercomputer is China’s Tianhe-2, a computer that runs at 33.86 petaflops. For those wondering how fast that is, basically it is capable of performing 33.86 quadrillion floating point operations per second. However it looks like President Obama does not want the US to play second-fiddle to anyone. So much so that he has issued an executive order (via Motherboard) in which he says that […]


China Tops Supercomputer Rankings List

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 predictable as competition grows stagnant. The Chinese National University of Defense Technology’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer once again sits right at the top of […]


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

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 only, depicting a venue that houses an IBM supercomputer, and we have word from U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee that […]


Raijin Is Australia’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

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 manufacturing are made, with the best brains of each country coming together to see who can cobble together the best and fastest supercomputer possible. The NVIDIA-powered […]


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China’s Tianhe-2: The World’s Fastest Supercomputer

The world’s fastest supercomputer mantle now belongs to China with their Tianhe-2.


Titan Supercomputer Has World’s Fastest Storage System

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 supercomputer, but fret not – it is not corrupted at all, since there is nothing remotely human about it. Having said that, the Titan supercomputer is not going to stop at […]


NVIDIA Powers World’s Fastest Supercomputer: the Titan

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 NVIDIA’s most recent graphics processors (GPUs) which is now making its way to the supercomputing world. Unlike traditional GPUs, the Tesla Series is built to take advantage of the massive […]


Titan is world’s most powerful supercomputer

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 Ridge National Laboratory facility, its latest Titan system has gone live, where it is capable of performing a whopping 20,000 trillion calculations a second, hitting the 20 […]


IBM supercomputer to figure out universe’s origin

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 about IBM would be their work on what could very well be the most powerful computer ever constructed. The main purpose? Not to achieve world […]


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

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 no signs of slowing down or being skewed, and here we are on the brink of a horizon that might eventually see a machine run at least 1,000 times faster […]


China has their own supercomputer now

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 BlueLight MPP – a new supercomputer that was installed in September at the National Supercomputer Center in Jinan, located in eastern China. The Sunway system is capable of performing […]


Titan supercomputer succeeds Jaguar

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 power. Cray, AMD, Nvidia, and the Department of Energy came together to issue an announcement that the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Jaguar supercomputer will get an […]


Supercomputer is the new crystal ball, predicts revolution

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 supercomputer is capable of predicting the Arab Spring revolutions – according to sentiment mining that displayed a sharp change in tone around Egypt […]


Super computer Watson tears apart its competition on Jeopardy!

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 all to see. The super computer, named Watson, went on the show on February 15 and proceeded to wipe its opponents on the floor. It looks like the machine’s keyword […]