186 gigabits per second: High-energy physicists set record for network data transfer
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have set a new world record for data transfer, helping to usher in the next generation of high-speed network technology. At the SuperComputing 2011 (SC11) conference in Seattle ...
New application makes supercomputing simple
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new open source application developed at Murdoch University is giving researchers a revolutionary new way of accessing supercomputers.
Supercomputer reveals new details behind drug-processing protein model
Supercomputer simulations at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are giving scientists unprecedented access to a key class of proteins involved in drug detoxification.
Supercomputers take a cue from microwave ovens
As sophisticated as modern climate models are, one critical component continues to elude their precisionclouds. Simulating these fluffy puffs of water vapor is so computationally complex that even today's most powerful ...
Supercomputer seeks way to mimic mollusk shell
One of the first tasks for Warwick's new super computer is to use its monster megabytes to analyse the natural properties of the tiny mollusc shell.
Better thermal management promises cheaper, greener, cooler electronics
At first glance, supercomputers, car parts, entertainment systems and radar antennas may not have much in common, but they all stand to benefit from important advances in thermal management technology being ...
New Stanford software takes Folding@home's biological research to supercomputers
Vijay Pande's chemistry and structural biology group at Stanford has become known for Folding@home, a distributed computing project that borrows computing time from home computers to simulate how proteins take ...
Bats, dolphins, and mole rats inspire advances in ultrasound technology
Sonar and ultrasound, which use sound as a navigational device and to paint accurate pictures of an environment, are the basis of countless technologies, including medical ultrasound machines and submarine ...
Cray replaces IBM on U. of Illinois supercomputer
The University of Illinois says Seattle-based Cray Inc. will take over construction of the stalled $300 million Blue Waters supercomputer project, three months after IBM pulled out citing cost and technical concerns.
Kraken set to deliver two billionth CPU hour, sustains 96 percent utilization
Kraken, the world's fastest academic supercomputer, is adding some impressive credentials to its resume. Not only will the Cray XT5 deliver its 2 billionth CPU hour to open science during the week of the SC11 Conference, ...
TACC supercomputers help researchers find deeper insight into structure and behavior of protein, DNA and RNA
In 1926, Theodor Svedberg won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a novel method of separating proteins based on experiments performed on a new device he invented: the analytic ultracentrifuge.
PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer wins crown for Fujitsu
Space shuttle data leads to better model for solar power production in California
The space shuttle program may have ended, but data the space craft collected over the past three decades are still helping advance science. Researchers at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego recently ...
Japan computer smashes speed record
A Japanese supercomputer has broken its own record as the world's fastest machine by performing 10 quadrillion calculations per second, its developers announced.