IBM Roadrunner Tops Cray as the Official World's Fastest Supercomputer

It's like a geek soap opera. Just last week, Cray bragged that their updated Jaguar XT » 11/17/08 11:45am 11/17/08 11:45am supercomputer was the world's fastest. Now this week, IBM responds to the trash talk with a number one ranking of their Roadrunner system on the newly published Top500 supercomputing list.Both the IBM and Cray systems break the…

Cray XT Jaguar: The New World's Fastest Supercomputer

Pumping out a sustained 1.64 quadrillion mathematical calculations per second (1.64 petaflops) after a recent technological overhaul, the Cray XT Jaguar is now the world's latest fastest supercomputer (huge disclaimer coming) for non-classified research. And once you see what's under the hood, you'll know why.The… » 11/12/08 10:20am 11/12/08 10:20am

Hands On Cray CX1 Windows Supercomputer: One Day, It'll Make Crysis Cry

Cray's CX1 supercomputer » 9/22/08 11:30am 9/22/08 11:30am looks oddly petite in its , but we checked it out in person today, and it's actually like a small sarcophagus loaded with computer guts instead of actual guts. Unfortunately, it's still fairly early in the getting-going phase, so they don't have a lot of software running for it, much less…

Cray's First Windows-Based Supercomputer Puts a 64-Core Datacenter On…

Why should UNIX nerds (God love 'em) have all the fun? Cray and Microsoft announced today a partnership to produce the CX1, a $60,000 (on the top end) supercomputer that runs the forthcoming Windows HPC Server 2008-MS's answer to the high-performance *nix server systems run by most heavy servers. So now you can crunch… » 9/16/08 12:00pm 9/16/08 12:00pm