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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 7, 2012

Zooming In on Blood Coagulation and Viscosity: Computation Takes On Blood Behavior

Biomedical Computation Review

Understanding blood flow and coagulation is crucial to treating blood disorders such as hemophilia and thrombosis, and to dealing with diseases such as AIDS, malaria, and diabetes that have hematologic consequences.

It’s also bloody difficult. Although it behaves like a homogeneous fluid...

May 16, 2012

DOE INCITE Program to Allocate Titan, Mira Compute Resources


2013 promises to be a landmark year for DOE’'s Leadership Computing Program and INCITE. Two new systems, Oak Ridge's Titan and Argonne's Mira, will be available to researchers. These two facilities are preparing to award up to 5 billion core hours next year, a three-fold increase compared to...

May 8, 2012

Why the DOE Thinks Supercomputing Will Change Our Energy Future


We sat down for an exclusive interview with U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who shared his thoughts on the current state of supercomputing. The Nobel Prize-winning scientist is betting that these super machines will play a key role in designing...

Apr 30, 2012

A 100-gigbit highway for science

Science Codex

Climate researchers are producing some of the fastest growing datasets in science. Five years ago, the amount of information generated for the Nobel Prize-winning United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report was 35 terabytes—equivalent to the amount of...

Apr 27, 2012

Under-the-radar job growth

Chicago Sun-Times

Three Chicago-area science and technology whizzes are busy learning their trades in fast-growing careers. Their work ranges from designing a comedian’s interactive stage set to mapping a health plan for trees to figuring out why the universe is rapidly expanding....

Apr 24, 2012

IT & Network Infrastructure : IBM Supercomputers: 12 Ways HPC Is Leading to Scientific Breakthroughs


Earlier this year, IBM announced partnerships with Rice University and Rutgers University to advance supercomputing at their institutions and in their respective home states of Texas and New Jersey. The agreements became the latest of many partnerships IBM has with academic...

Apr 21, 2012

IBM Races Energy Dept. for Electric Car Battery Bragging Rights

Talking Points Memo

Back in 2009, tech giant IBM missed out when the Department of Energy distributed a record $2.9 billion in research grants to develop low cost, high range batteries for electric vehicles. Now the company seems determined to leapfrog over DOE with its own pet project, called the...