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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 --...

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

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...

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...

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...

Nov 18, 2010

IBM Research a clear winner in Green 500

Data Center Knowledge

A system from IBM Research is the most energy efficient supercomputer in the world, finishing atop the Green 500 list released today at the SC10 supercomputing conference in New Orleans. The Green 500 list recognizes the systems with the best performance-per-watt to raise awareness...

Jul 29, 2010

Supercomputers take science by storm

Five researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will lead projects that have been awarded almost 200 million processor-hours of computing time at Argonne's Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF). The ALCF is home to an IBM Blue Gene/P, a...

Jul 29, 2010

DOE Awards Millions of Processing Hours

Officials at the US Department of Energy (DOE) announce that the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) will host a number of scientific projects this year, which will all use the facility's world-class supercomputer. Five ANL experts will be leading the project, which together won more...