The Department of Energy's Advanced Networking Initiative will initially connect three research supercomputers and then link to all DOE national labs.
q&a Nvidia has taken its extremely high-performance graphics chips and restyled them for supercomputing. It looks to be a pretty good fit since some of the top supercomputing centers have adopted them.
At the Fleet Numerical Meteorology & Oceanography Center in Monterey, Calif., the U.S. Navy produces some of the world's best maritime weather forecasts. CNET Road Trip 2012 investigated.
University teams send 186 gigabits per second between two supercomputers in the quest for faster bandwidth for data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider and other research endeavors.
The system is powered by Nvidia GPUs and thought to be one of the two fastest supercomputers in the world. It's capable of making 20,000 trillion calculations each second.
Tianhe-2, with 3.1 million processor cores and a lot of Chinese-build technology, is the new leader of the twice-yearly list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers.
Intel is targeting specialized "many-core" chips for supercomputers.
At the SC09 conference, Microsoft releases an updated version of Windows Server for high-performance computers as well as a compute cluster version of its Excel spreadsheet.
The overall market for high-performance computers sunk, but shipments of supercomputers costing more than $3 million surged 65 percent, IDC says.
New new supercomputers run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are set to predict weather around the world much more accurately.