3M and Hong-Kong-based Allied Control released details behind significant new advancements in reducing energy use in data centers, while enabling much tighter component packaging for greater computing power in less space.
A computer program called the Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) is running 24 hours a day at Carnegie Mellon University, searching the Web for images, doing its best to understand them on its own and, as it builds a growing visual database, gathering common sense on a massive scale.
The new Arctica 3200xl open network switch from Penguin Computing is based on the Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II chipset. Introduction of the new switch adds 32-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet capability to the Arctica family.
RSC PetaStream from RSC Group sets a world record of computing density of 1 PFLOPS peak performance per rack with just 1 m2, or 11 ft2, footprint, which is five times greater than the previous record of 211 TFLOPS per rack that was set by RSC Tornado supercomputer architecture earlier this year.
A powerful Web-based system enabling people worldwide to better predict such things as damaging floods and potential effects of climate change is the goal of a $4.5 million, four-year project begun by Purdue University researchers.
This 400x image of the trigeminal ganglion of a 2-day old zebrafish embryo was honored as an Image of Distinction in the 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrophotography Competition. It was taken by Fengzhu Xiong of Harvard Medical School.
The new Wolverine family of coprocessors from Convey Computer is a powerful line of application accelerators that provide application-specific hardware acceleration for key algorithms.
The new NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU accelerator delivers extreme performance to a widening range of scientific, engineering, high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise applications, providing double the memory and up to 40 percent higher performance than its predecessor.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced 59 projects, promising to accelerate scientific discovery and innovation, that will share nearly 6 billion core hours on two of America’s fastest supercomputers dedicated to open science. Their work will advance knowledge in critical areas, from sustainable energy technologies to the environmental consequences of energy use.
The InfiniBand Trade Association, a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, announced that Microsoft joined the organization at the Steering Committee level.
IBM supercomputers have taken the top three spots on the latest Graph500 list released during the Supercomputing Conference in Denver, Colo. The biannual list ranks high-performance computing systems on the basis of processing massive amounts of big data.
Researchers are investigating the complex relationships between the spread of the HIV virus in a population and the actual evolution of the virus within each patient’s body using a new modeling approach that distinguishes between susceptible and infected individuals, capturing the full infection history.
The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard, is seen in this false color infrared image, as it launches from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.
Leaders in the petascale computing arena in the United States and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a cooperative relationship in support of projects aimed at expanding the use of petascale computing in the scientific and engineering communities.
Cray Inc. announced the company has signed a $30 million contract with the University of Stuttgart to expand the Cray XC30 supercomputer, nicknamed “Hornet” at the University’s High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS).