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Nov 17, 2011

IBM's Blue Gene/Q; petaflops on low power

EE Times

Perhaps the most poorly kept secret at SC11 was IBM’s official unveiling of its next generation Blue Gene/Q (BGQ) supercomputer, the third generation in its Blue Gene family, with 16 multi-processing core technology and a scalable peak performance of up to 100 petaflops. Unveiling the BGQ on the...

Nov 16, 2011

IBM pushes BlueGene/Q to 100 petaflops

The Register

In February 2009, IBM announced that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the US Department of Energy's supercomputing centers, was shelling big bucks to build a 20 petaflops machine that is now known as BlueGene/Q. LLNL is where the first two BlueGene many-cored parallel monsters...

Nov 15, 2011

IBM Announces Supercomputer to Propel Sciences Forward

IBM Press Release

IBM today announced its next generation supercomputing project, IBM Blue Gene/Q, will provide an ultra-scale technical computing platform to solve the most challenging problems facing engineers and scientists at faster, more energy efficient, and more reliable rates than ever before. Blue Gene/Q...

Nov 14, 2011

Three DOE Labs Now Connected with Ultra-High Speed Network


The U.S. Department of Energy is now supporting scientific research at unprecedented bandwidth speeds – at least ten times faster than commercial Internet providers – with a new network that connects thousands of researchers using three of the world's top supercomputing centers in California,...

Nov 14, 2011

OpenMP Expanding Its Scope to Embedded Systems and Accelerators

Business Wire

The OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB), a global industry alliance dedicated to developing and promoting the OpenMP API, today announced that three new members joined the consortium this year, including Argonne, bringing the total number of member organizations to 22. This allows OpenMP to...

Oct 31, 2011

DOE announces 100 Gbps network

TG Daily

The US Department of Energy will next month demonstrate an upgrade to the ESnet academic network that will take its speed up to 100 Gbps. The project – funded with $62 million raised through the 2009 economic stimulus law – is intended for research use but could pave the way for widespread...

Oct 31, 2011

Pioneering supercomputer QCDOC retires


On May 26, 2005, a new supercomputer, a pioneering giant of its time, was unveiled at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) at a dedication ceremony attended by physicists from around the world. That supercomputer was called QCDOC, for quantum chromodynamics (QCD) on a chip, capable of handling...

Sep 13, 2011

RPI is getting new high-tech Blue Gene

The new IBM Blue Gene/Q that will be installed next year at Rensselaer Technology Park will allow researchers to scale up their coding of everything from modeling the heat flow of the world's oceans to improving the design of wind turbine blades, writing code that uses tens of millions of...

Jul 13, 2011

Moving data at the speed of science: Berkeley Lab lays foundation for 100 Gbps prototype network


Berkeley Lab today announced a major step toward creating one of the world's fastest scientific networks to accelerate research in fields ranging from advanced energy solutions to particle physics. Known as the Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI), the effort represents a $62...

Jul 13, 2011

Berkeley Lab and Internet2 to build 100 Gbps Prototype Scientific Network

Enhanced Online News

Berkeley Lab and Internet2 today announced an agreement to build one of the world