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Feb 8, 2011

IBM Brings Supercomputing Muscle to U.S. Lab

All Things Digital

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it has cut a deal with IBM to bring a 10-petaflop supercomputer, named

Feb 8, 2011

Argonne upgrades to super supercomputer

Chicago Breaking Business

Argonne National Laboratory will be using a new IBM supercomputer that can run 10 quadrillion calculations per second. Yes, quadrillion.The computer system will be operational in 2012, IBM said Tuesday, and is 20 times faster than Argonne

Feb 7, 2011

Argonne Lab upgrading to world's fastest supercomputer


Argonne National Laboratory is about to get the fastest supercomputer in the world. The Darien-based lab will receive IBM Corp.'s fastest machine yet, named Mira, which will be capable of processing about 10 petaflops of information per second -- about 10 quadrillion a second --...

Feb 7, 2011

Regional Report / Energy Dept. to use IBM's 'Blue Gene' supercomputer

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will use IBM's next-generation Blue Gene supercomputer, whose hardware was built in Rochester, Minn., IBM announced today. The $180 million IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer, named Mira, will be a 10-petaflop machine. It will...

Dec 22, 2010

Energy research projects were on fire in 2010

Network World

The US Department of Energy awarded a massive amount of its world-class supercomputing time to 57 research projects looking at everything from biofuels and climate change to nuclear power and lithium air batteries. The DOE is awarding time on its Cray XT5 "Jaguar" at Oak Ridge...

Dec 6, 2010

Exascale Technology and Computing Institute (ETCi)

Dr.Dobb's Journal

Renowned supercomputing expert Pete Beckman has been named director of a newly created Exascale Technology and Computing Institute (ETCi) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory. Working with scientists and industrial partners from around the world, the...

Dec 2, 2010

Weekly Clean Energy Roundup


DOE is awarding time on two of the world's fastest and most powerful supercomputers: the Cray XT5 ("Jaguar") at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the IBM Blue Gene/P ("Intrepid") at DOE's Argonne National Laboratory. The awards include nearly 1.7 billion processor hours, the...

Dec 2, 2010

IBM Applies Evolutionary Approach to Revolutionary Chip

Network Computing

IBM has said that it will deliver an exascale chip within the next five years. The company made the annoucement less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory announced the creation of the Exascale Technology and Computing Institute (ETCi). Big...

Nov 22, 2010

IBM's Supercomputers Pass the Green Test

International Business Times

A study from nonprofit cites International Business Machines (IBM) as having the most environmentally friendly supercomputers in the industry. The Green500, an organization in its fifth year, ranks the most energy-efficient supercomputers in the world. While most...

Nov 19, 2010

IBM Supercomputers are Most Energy Efficient


IBM supercomputers are the most energy efficient supercomputers in the world, according to the latest Supercomputing 'Green500 List' announced by A prototype of IBM's next generation Blue Gene supercomputer is number one on the list.

IBM's next...