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Processors strike a pose

roundup It's show-and-tell time for developers of some of the world's brawniest computers at SC2003, an international supercomputer conference being held in Phoenix.

roundup It's show-and-tell time for developers of some of the world's brawniest computers at SC2003, an international supercomputer conference being held in Phoenix.


The chipmaker earmarks $36 million for research into improving supercomputers made from off-the-shelf parts, as it continues to expand its reach in the high end of the computer market.
November 16, 2003


update Of the top 10 systems on a list of the 500 most powerful supercomputers, three machines are new, one is upgraded, and two are based on processors that have never before appeared on the list.
November 16, 2003


Big Blue talks up its exotic Blue Gene/L supercomputer, the first module of which is a relatively small, dishwasher-size machine that can perform 1.4 trillion calculations per second.
November 14, 2003


ClearSpeed prepares to show off a chip designed to handle the complex, but repetitive, calculations involved in protein matching, data compression and other demanding tasks.
November 13, 2003


The company, which designs packages for semiconductors, sees its shares climb 38 percent on its first day of trading.
November 13, 2003