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.
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.
The Internet moves at light speed, but your computer doesn't. Not yet, at least. Doping up some glass to act like fiber optics could change that.
University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.
One of the world's most powerful supercomputers has finally done what had seemed impossible: successfully modelled brain activity.
The goal for the newly formed Watson Business Group, featuring the tech that topped "Jeopardy," is to juice the commercial potential of cognitive computing.
A new video simulation from NASA is so beautiful to watch, it's easy to forget it's tracking one of the biggest disruptors of our climate.
Big Blue's cognitive computing chip could enable wide-ranging applications that take advantage of massive performance while using no more power than a hearing aid.
The latest list of most-powerful computers is a bit of same old, same old. But soon, it won't be so easy to get ahead on the Top500 list by plugging in special-purpose accelerator cards.