Yale purchases world-class supercomputerYale researchers will be able to crunch larger amounts of data even faster, now that the University has acquired a new supercomputer - one rated #146 in the world by the TOP500.org, which tracks and rates supercomputer systems. It is also the top-rated supercomputer among the Ivies.Read more
Yale researchers will be able to crunch larger amounts of data even faster, now that the University has acquired a new supercomputer - one rated #146 in the world by the TOP500.org, which tracks and rates supercomputer systems. It is also the top-rated supercomputer among the Ivies.
A Chinese scientific research centre has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower. The computer, known as Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee, as measured by the standard test used to gauge how well the systems handle mathematical calculations, said Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the official supercomputer rankings.
The University of Chicago Computation Institute (UC-CI), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are pleased to announce the introduction of Beagle, a 150 teraflop Cray XE6 supercomputer that will support computation, simulation and data analysis for the biomedical research community. HPC consulting and user support for Beagle will be provided by the iBi. The system will be housed in the new Theory and Computing Sciences (TCS) building at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and will be available for use by UC researchers, their collaborators and other meritorious investigators nationwide.
A UK campaign to build a truck-sized, prototype computer first envisaged in 1837 is gathering steam.More than 1,600 people have pledged money and support to build Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine.Although elements of the engine have been built over the last 173 years, a complete working model of the steam-powered machine has never been made.
India's latest supercomputer 'Annapurna' was unveiled at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) on Friday.Atomic Energy Commission chairman Srikumar Banerjee unveiled the country's seventh fastest high-performance computation (HPC) cluster having 1.5 Tera Byte (TB) memory and 30 TB storage space cluster capacity.
Supercomputing has helped astrophysicists create massive models of the universe, but such simulations remain out of reach for many in the United States and around the world. That could all change after a successful test allowed scientists in Portland, Ore. to watch a Chicago-based simulation of how ordinary matter and mysterious dark matter evolved in the early universe.The streaming event also took place in real-time, which means that teams in both Chicago and Portland could have theoretically played together in the simulation as easily as PC or console video gamers play together in online games.
The National University of Defence Technology (NUDT) unveiled Thursday China's fastest supercomputer, which could rival the world's most powerful computing devices. The supercomputer, named Tianhe, meaning Milky Way, is theoretically able to do more than 1 quadrillion calculations per second (one petaflop) at peak speed.