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New Automated Tool 'debugs' Nuclear Weapon Simulations

Purdue University researchers, working with high-performance computing experts at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, have created an automated program to "debug"...

China's Nebulae Supercomputer on Tail of Ornl Jaguar in Newest Top500 List
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China's Nebulae Supercomputer on Tail of Ornl Jaguar in Newest Top500 List

The newest version of the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers, which is issued twice yearly, was formally presented Monday (May 31) at the ISC'10...

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Chinese Edge Toward Supercomputer Record

A Chinese supercomputer has been ranked as the world's second-fastest machine, underscoring China's aggressive commitment to science and technology.

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Wireless Revolution May Reach Inside Microchips

Wireless technology is often credited with making us more productive. Now it looks like it could also improve the inner workings of our computers. Wireless transmission...

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Tokyo Tech Announces Plans For 2.4 Petaflop Supercomputer

The Tokyo Institute of Technology announced that the TSUBAME 2.0 supercomputer, a green, cloud-based supercomputer system with a top speed of 2.4 petaflops, will...

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China's Fastest Computer Developed in Tianjin

A supercomputer that runs at more than one quadrillion calculations per second in practical use has been developed in Tianjin, making it the fastest one in China...

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Fujitsu Supercomputer Achieves World Record in Computational Quantum Chemistry

Researchers in Japan used Fujitsu's T2K Open Supercomputer to successfully compute with high precision an optimization problem to reveal the molecular behavior...

Beyond the Smart Grid
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Beyond the Smart Grid

The electrical grid isn't the only utility acquiring intelligence, as water and gas meters throughout the U...

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Submissions Invited For Green500 Supercomputer Ranking

The next submission deadline for the Green500 List, which ranks the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world, will be June 7.

The Automotive Internet, From Vision to Reality
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The Automotive Internet, From Vision to Reality

The European Union-funded CVIS project aims to deploy an advanced communications infrastructure that can facilitate new ways to drastically upgrade the safety,...

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DARPA Builds Cyber Range to Test Security Measures

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with industry to develop the National Cyber Range, a cybersecurity testbed for researching network...

3-D Model of Blood Flow By Supercomputer Predicts Heart Attacks
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3-D Model of Blood Flow By Supercomputer Predicts Heart Attacks

The Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has used the Cadmos supercomputer to develop software that can create an accurate model of an individual's cardiovascular...

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Google and Vmware Wed at the App Engine

Google has formed an intriguing partnership with VMware, as the company looks to build out its online business software services for companies.

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Advancing the Nuclear Enterprise Through Better Computing

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are merging decades of nuclear energy and safety expertise with high-performance computing to effectively address a...

Duke to Shut ­senet Server, A Piece of Internet History
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Duke to Shut ­senet Server, A Piece of Internet History

Duke University this week will shut down its Usenet server, which provides access to a worldwide electronic discussion network of newsgroups started in 1979 by...

Computers Could Make Better Drugs
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Computers Could Make Better Drugs

Using the NSF-funded Ranger supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin professor Pengyu Ren is working to develop faster...

Internet Approaches Addressing Limit
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Internet Approaches Addressing Limit

Experts say that the net's entire existing address space will be exhausted about a year after that date. A newer scheme is being rolled out but many firms and countries...

Data Analysis System Could Do Double Duty
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Data Analysis System Could Do Double Duty

A new system that analyzes behavioral data to identify potential Internet threats, which may also have application in areas such as health-care monitoring, is under...

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Ibm, Ntu Announce Collaborative Effort to Converge Hpc and Cloud Computing

IBM and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) announced a joint effort to research and develop a platform for the convergence of cloud computing and...

Stimulus Funds Bring Supercomputer to Pittsburgh Area
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Stimulus Funds Bring Supercomputer to Pittsburgh Area

D.E. Shaw Research will house Anton, its new 512-node supercomputer, at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center beginning next fall. 
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