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IBM gets closer to a future of nanotube-based chips

Using technology called carbon nanotubes, Big Blue takes a significant step on a years-long path to secure the computing industry's future as today's chipmaking technologies run out of steam.

By October 2, 2015


IBM, Nvidia, Energy Department form a supercomputer super team

Two supercomputing centers of excellence revolve around making sure applications can take advantage of compute horsepower and gathering feedback from developers, engineers and scientists.

By July 13, 2015


Supercomputer power gains tail off as China's Tianhe-2 leads the pack

The same supercomputer that was tops in November is again leading the supercomputer fray, according to the Top500 list.

By July 13, 2015


​Raspberry Pi stars in UK spy agency's mini supercomputer

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.

By March 11, 2015


In newest tally, supercomputing progress tapers off

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.

By November 17, 2014


IBM, Nvidia land $325M supercomputer deal

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.

By November 14, 2014


Music and technology: The triumph of the human ear

Great artists deserve your attention. Technology can help.

By July 15, 2015


How Maingear customizes any computer imaginable

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.

By February 24, 2015


Top500 supercomputer race hits a slow patch

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.

By June 23, 2014


Key to crazy-fast computers: Doped-up glass?

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.

By November 7, 2014