37 min ago | Machine Design
So what do you do with a computer than can carry out 16.3 quadrillion floating-point operations per second? At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, you simulate the interactions between ultrapowerful lasers and dense plasmas in a quest to unlock fusion energy.
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NOVA takes a thrilling ride with tornado hunters investigating ingenious new approaches that will one day help forecasters stay one step ahead of devastating twisters.
6 hrs ago | Nature Neuroscience
The Genome Sciences Centre is seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow for the Bioinformatics Technology Lab to conduct scientific research in the areas of bioinformatics and genomics, specifically related to biological sequence assembly, analysis and annotation in cancer research.
In my last post, "Mining for Digital Gold ," I gave a brief primer on the concept of digital mining and Bitcoins, and talked about the quickly growing digital community of Bitcoin entrepreneurs who are building supercomputers to mine Bitcoin information from around the web and make a profit from it.
The European Commission funded project CoolEmAll has released the first prototypes of advanced tools designed to help improve the efficiency and sustainability of datacentres.
The University of Iowa's vice president for research and economic development will urge congressional lawmakers to support exascale computing, the next generation of supercomputers designed to tackle complex societal questions, from climate change to the human mind.
Fresh out of medical school, Big Blue's smart supercomputer pivots to marketing -- and takes up residence inside the customer service call center.
IBM's question-answering Watson supercomputer is building quite the rsum. First it won a much-publicized showdown against the two greatest Jeopardy! champions of all time, then it went to medical school and emerged as a budding oncologist .
With hurricane season less than two weeks away, and meteorologists predicting a very active season, all thoughts are on what happened last year, when a tropical cyclone named Sandy raced north from the Caribbean, hung a sharp left off the Mid-Atlantic coast and smashed into New Jersey and New York, killing 147 people, flooding some of the most ... (more)
My new book, Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything , is derived directly from my experience as a performance and platform architect in the old enterprise world and the new, Internet-scale world.
Supplying energy to the American people is an increasingly complex task. These complexities include not just the conversion of the various forms of energy into useful forms but also moving the more useful form to where it can be used .
The NWS announced that their main forecasting computer will be upgraded from the current 213 TeraFlops to 2,600 TFlops by fiscal year 2015, over a twelve-fold increase.
The software has been written with a number of useful features for large HPC and cluster environments.. Its components include: Libfreeipmi - A C library that includes KCS, SSIF, and OpenIPMI drivers, IPMI 1.5 and IPMI 2.0 LAN communication interfaces, IPMI packet building utilities, IPMI command utilities, and utilities for ... (more)
Compared with the newest quantum computer from D-Wave Systems of Burnaby, British Columbia, even the world's most powerful supercomputers are ploddingly slow, The New York Times reports.