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.
To simulate 205,000 molecules as quickly as possible for a USC simulation, Cycle Computing fired up a mammoth amount of Amazon servers around the globe.
Created to monitor the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, the IBM supercomputer was the first to break the petaflop barrier.
In the 2012 edition, Enterprise and Small Business Server are both going away. Four new versions of Windows Server remain with the new release, which could be released to manufacturing real soon now.
Buying Qlogic's high-end server interconnection products and hiring its employees supports Intel's supercomputing goal for 2018.
If you have $1,279, you can buy an hour of supercomputing time on Amazon's cloud.
Historically, opening big proprietary projects is fraught with peril, and WebOS will still struggle for relevance even if it attracts outside programmers.
Servers based on Intel's IA-64 processors are losing developers right and left, so HP is hedging its bets with a move toward x86.
The computer maker's CEO considers the video abilities of Google's social network for connecting with customers and gets a generally favorable response.
Microsoft unveils new work in the world of supercomputing that makes use of its high-performance computing server product. The highlight is a project that saved money and electricity by being moved to the cloud.