Two supercomputing centers of excellence revolve around making sure applications can take advantage of compute horsepower and gathering feedback from developers, engineers and scientists.
The same supercomputer that was tops in November is again leading the supercomputer fray, according to the Top500 list.
Interlinking dozens of the cheap, small electronic brains won't break any computing speed records. But it could help teach people how to program tomorrow's computer systems.
Ashley discusses how a supercomputer helped design Germany's newest fusion reactor, why a Japanese filmmaker chose to cast a robot in his latest movie and the latest updates for the robot butler concept Patin.
Germany's newest nuclear fusion reactor took over 19 years and 1 million hours to complete. Obviously, it's a major undertaking, but even though it has a huge footprint, this particular type of reactor has some benefits compared with other types of designs.
Technically Incorrect: In a new ad, the hero of so many -- including Steve Jobs -- resorts to talking with IBM's supercomputer Watson. Oh.
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.
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.
Jeff Bakalar tours the Maingear computer headquarters in New Jersey to see how the company custom-builds any computer imaginable -- from entry-level gaming PCs to $12,000 water-cooled powerhouses.
The pace of performance increases has slowed among the world's fastest supercomputers, while China now has nearly as many as the UK, France, and Germany combined.