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Jun 22, 2012

World's Top Data-Intensive Systems Unveiled


This week the top data-intensive systems were called out at the International Supercomputing Conference ISC), which just rounded out another stellar year in Germany.

The list of the top machines for crunching big data problems in scientific and technical computing application areas,...

Jun 21, 2012

Exascale Computing: The View from Argonne


The US Department of Energy (DOE) will be the most likely recipient of the initial crop exascale supercomputers in the country. That would certainly come as no surprise, since  according the latest TOP500 rankings, the top three US machines all live at DOE labs - Sequoia at Lawrence Livermore,...

Jun 19, 2012

Intel Claims a New Chip is First Step Toward Exascale Supercomputing

Ars Technica

Intel, whose chips are used in the majority of the world’'s 500 fastest supercomputers, claimed today that the newly named “Xeon Phi” line of chips (out later this year) is an early stepping stone toward exascale. The Xeon Phi processors are built with the 22nm 3D Tri-gate Transistors that are...

Jun 18, 2012

United States Regains Lead with World’s Fastest Supercomputer

WASHINGTON – Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that a supercomputer called Sequoia at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California, received the rank of the world’s most powerful computing system.  The Top500 list, which annually ranks...

Jun 18, 2012

Argonne's Mira rated as No. 3 supercomputer

Chicago Tribune

Argonne National Laboratory's Mira supercomputer has captured the No. 3 spot on a twice-yearly ranking of the world's top 500 most powerful computer systems.

The June 2012 release of the Top500 list, released Monday at the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany...

Jun 18, 2012

Lawrence Livermore’s Sequoia Supercomputer Towers above the Rest in Latest TOP500 List

MANNHEIM, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—For the first time since November 2009, a United States supercomputer sits atop the TOP500 list of the world’s top supercomputers. Named Sequoia, the IBM BlueGene/Q system installed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore...

Jun 18, 2012

Captain of Crunch: U.S. Nuclear Stockpile Watchdog Boasts Fastest Supercomputer in the West –or Anywhere Else, for That Matter

Scientific American

The U.S. Department of Energy supercomputer standing watch over the nation’'s nuclear arsenal was crowned the world’'s fastest supercomputer Monday at the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany. The ascension of Sequoia— run by the National Nuclear Security...

Jun 18, 2012

Blue Gene/Q delivers a smarter planet in record speed

IBM Research News

Editor’s note: This article was written by Michael Rosenfield, IBM Research’s director of Deep Computing Systems.

IBM’s Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, Sequoia, at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab took the number one ranking in the TOP500 list of the...

Jun 18, 2012

IBM Now Has The World's Fastest Supercomputer


Today, the International Supercomputing Conference will announce that IBM'’s Sequoia supercomputer is the fastest supercomputer in the world. It’s LINPACK benchmark rating is 16.32 petaflop/s. That'’s 55% faster than the Fujitsu K computer, which benchmarked at 10.51 petaflop/s. Taking the...

Jun 18, 2012

Latest Ranking of Supercomputers Puts Argonne's Mira at No. 3

Crain's Chicago Business

(Crain's) — Argonne National Laboratory's new supercomputer is the third-most powerful in the world, according to a new ranking.

The supercomputer, named Mira, which is being installed in a new computer lab at the federal research lab in Darien, took the No. 3 spot on the Top500 List of...