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Hardware, software and funding limits mean it's not easy to make the fastest computers even faster. That's too bad for the industries that rely on them.
The sensitive radio telescope, due in 2024, will need processing horsepower that will be on par with several million of today's fastest computers.
Onstage at the GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang shows off the company's next-gen processor platform.
Big Blue is using the human brain as a template for breakthrough designs. Brace yourself for a supercomputer that's cooled and powered by electronic blood and small enough to fit in a backpack.
Harnessing more than 82,000 processors on the world's fourth-ranked supercomputer, scientists run an experiment that represents 1 percent of human brain activity.
To develop an exaflop computer, a thousand times faster than today's fastest supercomputers, the government agency is tapping chipmakers Intel and Nvidia, among others.
Tianhe-2, with 3.1 million processor cores and a lot of Chinese-build technology, is the new leader of the twice-yearly list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers.
IBM is trying to advance the supercomputing state of the art in memory, optical links, and processing with research stemming from a massive radio telescope project.
A new era in the computing industry is fast approaching as Big Blue shows it can use conventional chipmaking gear to build chips with super-fast optical communications.
Company will use Nvidia GPUs in its largest supercomputers, employing a back-to-the-future technology that played a role in the earliest supercomputers.