Watson computer's ability to diagnose illness tested
Watson, IBMs celebrity supercomputer, has already trounced the two best human Jeopardy! players. But does the computer, which uses natural language processing to interpret complex, nuanced questions ...
'Fingerprints' match simulations with reality
A theoretical technique developed at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is bringing supercomputer simulations and experimental results closer together by identifying common "fingerprints."
NY Times is the new sponsor of a rock-paper-scissors supercomputer
Study analyzes role of PARP enzyme in eukaryotes
An Ohio State University molecular biologist leveraged a supercomputer to help better define the family tree of a group of enzymes that have been implicated in a wide range of human diseases and are important ...
Exploring the magnetic personalities of stars
(PhysOrg.com) -- Massive stars are inherently violent creatures-they burn, they churn, they turn, all the while creating and held hostage by constantly changing magnetic fields of almost unfathomable strength.
Dawning 6000: China launches its first homemade supercomputer
China has unveiled its first supercomputer made exclusively of Chinese components. The announcement of the Dawning 6000 was made by lead chip architect Weiwu Hu at the International Solid State Circuits Conference last week ...
LAMMPS supercomputer code developer earns special recognition
Sandia National Laboratories researcher Steve Plimpton, who led development of a widely used computer code that models how materials behave, has been invited to present a keynote lecture at the Feb. 27-March ...
Beyond Watson: NYU-poly researchers create smarter circuits
(PhysOrg.com) -- Watsons recent supercomputer victory over Jeopardys best players has some wondering if computers are getting smarter than, or at least as smart, as humans.
NJ congressman tops 'Jeopardy' computer Watson
(AP) -- Turns out all it took to top Watson, the "Jeopardy"-winning computer, was a rocket scientist.
Energy efficiency and miniaturization thanks to water-cooled chips
Energy consumption poses a critical challenge in the development of next-generation supercomputers and IT systems. Within the next 10 years, IBM scientists and developers aim to build computers featuring exascale computing ...
Using supercomputers to explore ice sheet dynamics
Recently, Rhode Island-sized chunks of ice have separated from Greenland and Antarctica, garnering worldwide attention. But is this calving due to typical seasonal variations or a long-term warmer world? Climate ...
Whole-Genome sequencing simulated on supercomputers
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Human Genome Project paved the way for genomics, the study of an organism's genome. Personalized genomics can establish the relationship between DNA sequence variations among individuals ...
Want 'Watson' in the exam room?
Are you ready for Watson to join you and your doctor in the examining room? That could be the outcome of a collaboration under way between Watson's creators at IBM and experts at the University of Maryland's School of ...
'Fingerprints' match molecular simulations with reality
A theoretical technique developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory is bringing supercomputer simulations and experimental results closer together by identifying common "fingerprints."