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Jun 18, 2012

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


Top500.org

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 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


HPCwire

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


Forbes

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


eWeek

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...

Apr 18, 2012

New institute to tackle "data tsunami" challenge



ARGONNE, Ill.—Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have received part of a planned $25 million grant from the...

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