The sensitive radio telescope, due in 2024, will need processing horsepower that will be on par with several million of today's fastest computers.
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.
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.
Onstage at the GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang shows off the company's next-gen processor platform.
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.
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.
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.
The chipmaker is spending millions of euros over three years in partnership with three French groups investigating mammoth supercomputers.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory announces plans for a new supercomputer that will use Nvidia's next generation GPU architecture.
Company will use Nvidia GPUs in its largest supercomputers, employing a back-to-the-future technology that played a role in the earliest supercomputers.