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IBM's Roadrunner breaks petaflop barrier, tops supercomputer list

In the twice-yearly list of the fastest computers on the planet, IBM has 5 of the top 10 most powerful computers, including the No. 1 spot.

By Jun. 18, 2008

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Former supercomputer king Roadrunner to shut down today

Created to monitor the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, the IBM supercomputer was the first to break the petaflop barrier.

By Mar. 31, 2013

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Japanese supercomputer is fastest in the world

The biannual Top500 Supercomputing list is out, and for the first time in seven years, Japan has built the world's fastest computer. K Computer displaces China's Tianhe-1A just six months after the Chinese machine took the crown.

By Jun. 20, 2011

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How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

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.

By Oct. 17, 2013

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Fujitsu supercomputer simulates 1 second of brain activity

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.

By Aug. 5, 2013

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Amazon takes supercomputing to the cloud

If you have $1,279, you can buy an hour of supercomputing time on Amazon's cloud.

By Dec. 28, 2011

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Roadrunner continues to outpace supercomputing field

The IBM system at Los Alamos retains the lead it nabbed a year ago as the most powerful supercomputer in the world.

By Jun. 23, 2009

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'Blue Waters' supercomputer helps crack HIV code

Researchers say they have determined the precise chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects HIV's genetic material and enables it to debilitate the immune system.

By May. 29, 2013

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Jaguar supercomputer races past Roadrunner in Top500

Cray XT5 supercomputer known as "Jaguar" finally bests IBM after three tries. The top 10, while still dominated by supercomputers housed in the U.S., had just one newcomer.

By Nov. 15, 2009

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China to test own CPU in supercomputer

Loongson microchips will underpin the Dawning 6000 high-performance computing system, which is scheduled to be available for tasks as early as summer, according to a report.

By Mar. 7, 2011