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Supercomputers Readers' Choice Finalist: AlphaServer

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AlphaServer systems provide a choice of OpenVMS, Linux and Tru64 UNIX operating systems. Suitable for bioinformatics projects, they integrate into a homogeneous or mixed computing environment.

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PC-Workstation Readers' Choice Finalist: PA-RISC Workstation c8000

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The PA-RISC Workstation c8000 is designed to address demanding technical workloads in scientific computing. It is suitable for handling complex large models, system assemblies, design analysis and simulations.

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Servers Readers' Choice Award Winner: eServer xSeries 445

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The eServer xSeries 445 uses Enterprise X-Architecture technologies that balance availability with performance. Scalable up to 32 processors through a modular architectural design, a base two-way configuration adds incremental capacity as needs grow.

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Servers Readers' Choice Finalist: ProLiant Servers

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Powered by x86 dual-core processors, the ProLiant BL45p server for the BladeSystem and the ProLiant DL585 increase performance of applications such as database, enterprise resource planning, virtual machines and terminal services.

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Servers Readers' Choice Finalist: PowerEdge

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Dell Computer Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

PowerEdge servers feature 64-bit capabilities across the product line and are designed to handle high-performance enterprise computing software. These systems provide building blocks for consolidation, databases, enterprise applications and high-performance computing.

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Supercomputers Readers' Choice Award Winner: eServer Cluster 1350

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The eServer Cluster 1350 offers a range of server, storage and interconnection options, as well as support for the eServer 326, based on AMD processor technology, and for BladeCenter JS20 PowerPC processor-based servers.

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Supercomputers Readers' Choice Finalist: 9000 Superdome Server

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The 9000 Superdome Server provides several different configurations from four-way multiprocessing to 128 processors. With up to 128 CPUs, 1 TB of memory, 16 hard partitions and 32 GB/s of I/O bandwidth, this server supports business and technical needs, and scales as needs grow.

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A Sharper Focus for Soft x-rays

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Progress in nanoscience and nanotechnology depends not only on examining the surfaces of things but on seeing deep inside biological organisms and material structures to identify what they're made of — and what electronic, magnetic, optical, and chemical processes may be in play

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Study Shows How Granular Materials Get Themselves Out of a Jam

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Glass flows just like liquids do, but at such a super-sluggish pace that for all practical purposes it takes on the appearance of a solid at room temperature. Yet after years of experiments, scientists still have failed to determine if atoms arrange themselves differently in glass than in liquids…

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History's Greatest Comet Hunter Approaches Major Milestone

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft is expected to discover its 1,000th comet this summer. The SOHO spacecraft is a joint effort between NASA and the European Space Agency. It has accounted for approximately one-half of all comet discoveries…

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Scientist Refines Cosmic Clock To Determine Age Of Milky Way

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The University of Chicago's Nicolas Dauphas has developed a new way to calculate the age of the Milky Way that is free of the unvalidated assumptions that have plagued previous methods. Dauphas' method, which he reports in the June 29 issue of the journal Nature, can now be used to tackle other mysteries of the cosmos that have remained unsolved for decades

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Energy Department Seeks Proposals to Use Scientific Computing Resources at Lawrence Berkeley, Oak Ridge National Laboratories

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman announced that DOE’s Office of Science is seeking proposals to support computational science projects to enable high-impact advances through the use of some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers…

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UF, Nine Other Universities Complete Ultrahigh-speed Data Network

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Whether mapping genes, probing elemental particles or monitoring global warming, more and more scientists rely on massive data vaults located at universities and institutions around the world

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Fundamental Limitation to Quantum Computers

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Quantum computers that store information in so-called quantum bits (or qubits) will be confronted with a fundamental limitation. This is the claim made by Dutch theoretical physicists from the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) and Leiden University in an article…

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Nanotechnology Transmits Information in Cell Phones and Computers at Record Speed

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

UC Irvine scientists at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering have demonstrated for the first time that carbon nanotubes can route electrical signals on a chip faster than traditional copper or aluminum wires, at speeds of up to 10 GHz…

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