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Supercomputers take a cue from microwave ovens

As sophisticated as modern climate models are, one critical component continues to elude their precision—clouds. Simulating these fluffy puffs of water vapor is so computationally complex that even today's most powerful ...

Dec 01, 2011
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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.

Nov 14, 2011
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PRIMEHPC FX10 supercomputer wins crown for Fujitsu

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fujitsu yesterday announced a new commercial supercomputer, the PRIMEHPC FX10. The announcement is a stunner because of its specs, and right on the heels of this month’s other Fujitsu ...

Nov 08, 2011 report
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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.

Nov 04, 2011
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Astronomers pin down galaxy collision rate

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new analysis of images from the Hubble Space Telescope combined with supercomputer simulations of galaxy collisions has cleared up years of confusion about the rate at which smaller galaxies ...

Oct 27, 2011
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'Jaguar' supercomputer gaining speed

Cray Inc. said it has sealed a deal to overhaul the US Department of Energy's "Jaguar" supercomputer, making it faster than any other machine on the planet.

Oct 12, 2011
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