Supercomputers that only a few years ago seemed to be the stuff of fantasy are steadily joining the mainstream.
Group says popularity of clusters threatens U.S. security by sidelining other approaches more suited to decryption and the like. November 12, 2004
Three-year project will back programmers' effort to build Linux software support for the high-speed networking technology. November 10, 2004
Power5-based system is part of Big Blue's push to oust Hewlett-Packard from the top spot in high-performance set-ups.
Photo: IBM's unusual design November 9, 2004
Scientists warn of a looming imbalance between hardware and software technology in high-performance computing.
The New York Times November 9, 2004
Open-source software and off-the-shelf hardware make strong showing among the best of the biggest.
November 8, 2004
A forthcoming version of Windows Server is designed for building supercomputers from clusters of PCs. November 8, 2004 update
At SC2004 show, Dell and HP are unveiling servers that can be networked into a single high-performance technical computer.
Photo: Appro's XtremeBlade November 8, 2004
World's fastest supercomputer can now be yours for only $1.5 million. Machine combines exotic and mainstream technology. Photos: IBM's Blue Gene/L November 7, 2004
IBM announces performance results for a new Spanish supercomputer that won't top the company's Blue Gene/L machine but that does use more mainstream technology. Photos: Barcelona's big blade November 5, 2004
IBM's Blue Gene/L becomes the top contender to the supercomputing throne. A new incarnation of the machine can perform 70.7 trillion calculations per second. November 5, 2004
With two weeks to go until new rankings come out, SGI, IBM and others are jostling for bragging rights. Photos: SGI's Columbia supercomputer October 26, 2004