Leigh Orf and colleagues turned to the powerful Bluewaters supercomputer to simulate the El Reno tornado that destroyed properties and claimed lives in Oklahoma in 2011. Here's the video of the computer simulation.
Earth/Environment March 18, 2017
Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave has announced the commercial availability of its D-Wave 2000Q, touted to have 2,000 qubits and costing $15 million. The new supercomputer also wins its first customer in the form of a cybersecurity firm.
Material Science January 27, 2017
Japan aims to build the world's fastest supercomputer by the year 2017. How will the machine dubbed ABCI fare when compared with the current record holder, China's Sunway TaihuLight?
Feature | Science November 27, 2016
Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking is planning to map the known universe in 3D through the help of a supercomputer in Cambridge. The map will also help reveal the true nature of dark energy.
Space June 28, 2016
For the first time, China is now leading the pack of the fastest supercomputers in the world, edging past the United States. Its new supercomputer runs entirely on Chinese-made processors.
Computers June 20, 2016
Nvidia unveils the DGX-1, a cluster of eight Tesla P100 units that sport 16 GB worth of memory per card. It's designed to meet the computing needs of virtual reality and artificial intelligence researchers.
Computers April 7, 2016
Nvidia recently unveiled its most powerful datacenter GPU, the P100. Thanks to its NVLink technology, HBM2 speeds and FP16 manufacturing process, the graphics card’s exponential performance will be a perfect fit for a specific kind of servers.
Computers April 6, 2016
IBM and a federal research facility in California have partnered for a project that can change the way we define a supercomputer. The computer will feature a platform that works like the human brain.
Computers March 31, 2016
Scientists have developed a new biological supercomputer model powered by adenosine triphosphate or ATP - a biochemical that enables internal energy transfers among cells. It uses less energy and doesn't heat up unlike conventional supercomputers.
Computers February 27, 2016
China revealed its plans to build a supercomputer 1,000 times more powerful than the Tianhe-1A, which was once hailed as the fastest computing machine in the world. China aims to release a prototype of the exascale computer as early as 2017.
Computers January 24, 2016
A new supercomputer dubbed 'Cheyenne' will help unravel mysteries of climate change and other earth science subjects. The new machine will replace an existing supercomputer at the University of Wyoming.
Animals January 12, 2016
Researchers created a visual model of the turbulent swirling within a hot, young and spinning star. The model can help us understand the relationship between stars' ages, spins and their magnetic fields, they say.
Space December 10, 2015
Intel will equip business workstation desktops with its supercomputer 72-core processor that provides more than 3 teraflops of peak performance.
Computers November 17, 2015
Nvidia has introduced a new machine learning supercomputer called the Jetson TX1. This device should help with AI and various smart devices.
Computers November 11, 2015
IBM has teamed up with SoftBank to bring supercomputer Watson to Japan. The cognitive computing system will learn Japanese, further expanding its impressive linguistic repertoire.
July 30, 2015
China's Tianhe-2 is the fastest supercomputer in the world, based on the 45th edition of the TOP500 list of most powerful supercomputers. Tianhe-2 is twice as fast as the second most powerful supercomputer, Cray's Titan.
July 15, 2015
Researchers from the University of Melbourne, IBM Research and the University of Queensland have managed to detail the nanostructure of cellulose by tapping into the abilities of IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer.
May 27, 2015
Tiny 'beamsplitter' on a chip could let computers work with data at the speed of light, researchers say. Discovery could remove electronic bottleneck hampering current machines, they predict.
Energy May 18, 2015
The Department of Energy has announced a $200 million contract for the Shasta supercomputer. What does it intend to do with 180 petaflops of computing power?
April 9, 2015
Scientists use supercomputers to study bubbles in boiling water. Their objective? More efficient electrical-generating power plants.
Energy December 22, 2014
Researchers gain new insight into how galaxies evolve and why stars form after running ground-breaking realistic simulations of star formation in galaxies on the NSF XSEDE Stampede supercomputer in Texas.
Geek December 12, 2014
Sierra and Summit will soon become the two fastest computers in the world, but how much faster are they than China's Tianhe-2?
FUTURE TECH November 17, 2014
The Department of Energy is investing $425 million into the development of two supercomputers, which will be five to seven times more powerful than the fastest systems in the United States today.
November 15, 2014
The U.S. will be home to the world's top two fastest computers, thanks to funding from the federal Department of Energy. IBM's in-development Sierra and Summit supercomputers will each be twice as fast as the current champ, China's Milky Way 2.
Computers November 14, 2014
IBM's Jeopardy-winning supercomputer is reading tweets now. Watson's insights could help businesses gauge the health of their products and services, while helping them adjust to new trends.
Deals October 29, 2014
British Met Office is building a supercomputer to better predict weather forecasts and long-term climate change.
Geek October 29, 2014
IBM offers Watson's analytical services to businesses large and small. The supercomputer will use natural language dialogue to help users collect, crunch and carry out actions on data analyzed by Watson Analytics.
Apps/Software September 16, 2014
Watson supercomputer to help researchers wade through massive amounts of data looking for connections to advance science. What used to take months could be accomplished in hours.
FUTURE TECH August 28, 2014
IBM's new chip could change the design language of future processors. TrueNorth, as IBM calls it, is designed to work like the human brain, but is it actually any good, is the biggest question.
Computers August 8, 2014
Cray, a supercomputer company, has landed a $174 million deal to build a supercomputer that will manage and secure the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
FUTURE TECH July 14, 2014
China's supercomputer was by far the most powerful computer on the listing of the world's top 500 machines. The U.S. still has the most entries on the list.
Business June 23, 2014
Watson, IBM's supercomputer, is whipping up meals for the SXSW crowd. Say hello to Cognitive Kitchen.
Society March 9, 2014