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.
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.
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.
Great artists deserve your attention. Technology can help.
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.
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.