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US Energy Department funds two huge machines that combine IBM and Nvidia chips with Mellanox networking. A further $100 million goes toward making faster next-gen supercomputers.
The latest list of most-powerful computers is a bit of same old, same old. But soon, it won't be so easy to get ahead on the Top500 list by plugging in special-purpose accelerator cards.
On Road Trip 2013, CNET's Daniel Terdiman traveled to the Argonne National Lab to find out the history of the world's first nuclear reaction, Chicago Pile-1.
If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest.
Laser beams and an aerodynamic levitator help scientists melt cement into a metallic-glass material that can act as a semiconductor.
General Motors has licensed the use of patented material for next-generation battery packs developed by the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
The machine, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, bumps the IBM-based Sequoia system down a notch with its performance of 17.59 petaflops per second.
A new video from the Argonne National Laboratory demonstrates the levitation of liquid using sound waves.
Composer and particle physicist Domenico Vicinanza has converted Higgs particle data to music.
At a ceremony, the Obama administration, along with dozens of corporate, academic, and research partners, touts the Materials Genome Initiative.