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With Blue Waters, supercomputing goes national

In March, the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications unveiled Blue Waters. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked out our new national supercomputer.

By Jul. 4, 2013


Intel to lay out supercomputing chip plans

Intel is targeting specialized "many-core" chips for supercomputers.

By May. 25, 2010


Supercomputing simulation employs 156,000 Amazon processor cores

To simulate 205,000 molecules as quickly as possible for a USC simulation, Cycle Computing fired up a mammoth amount of Amazon servers around the globe.

By Nov. 12, 2013


Top500 supercomputing trends visualized (pictures)

The Top500 list detailing the world's most powerful supercomputers is released twice each year. Here's a look at some trends up through the list released in June 2013.

6 Images By Jun. 17, 2013


Nvidia's graphics brawn powers supercomputing brains

The company's graphics chips are finding a foothold in neural networks, a biology-inspired form of computing that is moving from research to commercial tasks like Google's photo recognition.

By Jun. 18, 2013


IBM's supercomputing R&D for radioastronomy (pictures)

BIg Blue is working on technology to keep up with massive data production demands from the forthcoming SKA radio telescope. Here's a look at some of the technology it showed at CeBIT.

5 Images By Mar. 5, 2013


Amazon takes supercomputing to the cloud

If you have $1,279, you can buy an hour of supercomputing time on Amazon's cloud.

By Dec. 28, 2011


Navy's supercomputing center for weather forecasting (pictures)

The Fleet Numerical Meteorology & Oceanography Center in Monterey, Calif., provides weather forecasting for a wide variety of sea-based military and defense organizations.

20 Images By Jun. 20, 2012


Nvidia CEO: Supercomputing gated by power

Energy efficiency has become the imperative for the supercomputing industry because of the limits of available power, the CEO of GPU maker Nvidia tells high-performance computing pros at SC11.

By Nov. 15, 2011


Amazon opens supercomputing service

The Amazon Web Services' new Compute Cluster option for high-performance computing is 8.5 times faster than the company's ordinary cloud computing service.

By Jul. 13, 2010