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Jul 13, 2011

Berkeley Lab and Internet2 to build 100 Gbps Prototype Scientific Network

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

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...

Apr 21, 2011

The Weekly Top Five


The Weekly Top Five features the five biggest HPC stories of the week, as compiled by HPCwire, included the Argonne and Brown University INCITE project that uses the Blue Gene/P supercomputer to map the movement of red blood cells in the hopes that it will lead to better diagnoses...

Apr 19, 2011

Supercomputer cracks 'impossible' calculation


Blue Gene/P, an IBM supercomputer designed to continuously run at 1petaFLOPS, has found the billionth decimal digit in pi. The calculation has long been considered impossible to complete; some have estimated that it would have taken a single CPU 1,500 years. But IBM's Blue Gene/P...

Mar 2, 2011

Deere suppliers on ground floor with manufacturing-supercomputer pilot program

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Small and mid-sized suppliers of Moline-based Deere & Co. will be among the Midwest manufacturers getting first crack at using supercomputers to speed up the design of components, under a White House initiative announced Wednesday. Deere, Lockheed Martin Corp. and General...

Feb 17, 2011

Obama sets $126M for next-gen supercomputing


President Barack Obama has included funding in his 2012 budget proposal for development of the next generation of supercomputers, an exascale system. The money is going to the U.S. Department of Energy, which has led in developing the world's fastest computers.

Feb 8, 2011

Argonne upgrades to super supercomputer

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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 8, 2011

10-Petaflop IBM Supercomputer Headed for Argonne National Lab

IBM has announced that the U.S. Department of Energy

Feb 8, 2011

IBM Brings Supercomputing Muscle to U.S. Lab

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

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...