The Supercomputer That Houses an Entire Universe

Over a span of two weeks in October, the Mira supercomputer will crank away nonstop, processing quadrillions of operations every second—something that few other machines are currently capable of. It will simultaneously track trillions of particles as they move, expand, and react to each other according to the laws of… » 9/25/12 12:00pm 9/25/12 12:00pm

IBM's Mira Supercomputer Will Mop the Floor With China's Best

The sting of China's supercomputer dominance is still fresh, with the Tianhe-1A still laying claim to world's most greatest. That is, until IBM's Mira is completed. Because at 10 quadrillion calculations per second, she'll be four times faster than Tianhe-1A. USA! USA! That is, assuming it hasn't been leapfrogged by… » 2/09/11 9:46am 2/09/11 9:46am