Trillion particle simulation on hopper honored with best paper
An unprecedented trillion-particle simulation, which utilized more than 120,000 processors and generated approximately 350 terabytes of data, pushed the performance capability of the National Energy Research ...
US vs. European hurricane model: Which is better?
When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to create their predictions.
The brain as a model for future supercomputers
(Phys.org) —The brain's repute took a big hit in 1997 when an IBM supercomputer defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov in a match reported around the world. But in the second round, the brain is back.
GM says supercomputers to keep recalls in check (Update)
General Motors Co. says a new supercomputing data center and a fledgling shift to bring software development in-house should help it limit the size of future safety recalls.
HPC means business in Cray XC30-A supercomputer debut
New simulation speed record on Sequoia supercomputer
(Phys.org) —Computer scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have set a high performance computing speed record that opens the way to the scientific ...
Raising the bar in supercomputing power with dedication of Big Red II
Indiana University confirmed its leadership in high performance, data-intensive computing by unveiling Big Red II, a powerful new supercomputer with a processing speed of one thousand trillion floating-point operations per ...
Energy efficient brain simulator outperforms supercomputers
In November 2012, IBM announced that it had used the Blue Gene/Q Sequoia supercomputer to achieve an unprecedented simulation of more than 530 billion neurons. The Blue Gene/Q Sequoia accomplished this feat ...
Supercomputers could generate warnings for stock crashes
Powerful computers can wreak havoc on U.S. stock markets, creating hair-raising volatility and eroding investor confidence in the lightning-fast search for profit. But far more powerful computers could help save it.
Supercomputer Titan to get world's fastest storage system
Researchers tackle next-generation climate models
Tornadoes, twisting winds that descend from thunderheads, and derechos, winds that race ahead of a straight line of storms, are just two varieties of extreme weather events whose frequency and violence are ...
Byrd came oh-so-close, but probably didn't reach North Pole
(Phys.org) —When renowned explorer Richard E. Byrd returned from the first-ever flight to the North Pole in 1926, he sparked a controversy that remains today: Did he actually reach the pole?
Fasten seatbelts for bumpier flights, climate study says
Flights will become bumpier as global warming destabilises air currents at altitudes used by commercial airliners, climate scientists warned Monday.
SDSC's Gordon Supercomputer assists in crunching large Hadron Collider data
Gordon, the unique supercomputer launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidl ...