Supercomputers may help predict climate changes locally
Even a century ago, scientists working out equations on paper understood that gases in the atmosphere absorbed and emitted energy, keeping Earth from being a ball of ice. Today they use supercomputers to make increasingly ...
Los Alamos to get new supercomputer
Los Alamos National Laboratory is getting a next-generation supercomputer to help maintain the safety and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear weapons.
Texas Stampede supercomputer to join the eXtreme Digital (XD) program
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 ...
EU to double investment in mansion-sized supercomputers
The EU said Wednesday it will double its investment in supercomputers, high-performance machines the size of a mansion that can cost more than 100 million euros ($130 million) each to build.
First commercial hot-water-cooled supercomputer to consume 40% less energy
The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ), in collaboration with IBM, today announced the world's first commercially available hot-water-cooled supercomputer, a powerful, high-performance system designed to ...
Researchers create carbon dioxide-separating polymer
(Phys.org) -- Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas emitted through human activities, such as the combustion of fossil fuels for energy and transportation, and it is widely accepted that it is one of the primary greenhouse ...
Why the world's fastest computer is a scientific 'time machine'
This week it became official: the Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee was crowned the fastest computer on Earth, according to the Top500 list released this week that tracks these systems. ...
Supercomputing on the XPRESS track: Sandia aims to create exascale computing operating system
(Phys.org)—In the stratosphere of high-performance supercomputing, a team led by Sandia National Laboratories is designing an operating system that can handle the million trillion mathematical operations per second of ...
IBM sends Watson to NY college to boost its skills (Update)
Watson, the supercomputer famous for beating the world's best human "Jeopardy!" champions, is going to college.
HPC means business in Cray XC30-A supercomputer debut
Solar student has 3-D vision
A three-dimensional chessboard-like structure that may soon harness the sun to create power for your toaster, television, or the city you live in.
Birth of a planet
The Earth and the planets of our solar system are not alone in the universe. Over the past few decades, the hunt for extrasolar planets has yielded incredible discoveries, and now planetary researchers have a new tool—simulated ...