Treaties forbid the detonation of nuclear test weapons — which creates problems for national defense developers who need to efficiently certify the effectiveness of their arsenal. Luckily for them, a powerful new supercomputer is now able to replicate the physical impact of nuclear explosions — albeit digitally. And…
This dramatic visualization of hurricane Katrina masterfully captures the monster storm for a period of 1.5 days as it gathers strength over warm ocean waters.
Astrophysicists have been trying for nearly two decades to produce a model capable of simulating the genesis of a spiral galaxy — the class of flat, rotating disk galaxies to which our own Milky Way belongs. And now, they've finally done it.
Shut up and sit down, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Tianjin National Supercomputing Center: you've just had your petaflops handed to you by Japan's Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science, whose K Computer is the #1 in the world.
Cystic Fibrosis is a hereditary disease that causes excessive buildup of thick mucus in the lungs and digestive tract. Marshall Zhang is an 11th grader from Toronto that may have just cured it.
Bad news, child pornographers: you're now being hunted by a supercomputer. Over the course of the next year, one million processing hours on Jaguar, Oak Ridge Labs' 1.8 petaflop supercomputer, will be dedicated to ferreting out child porn's loathsome producers.
In a new study, researchers report that bumblebees were able to figure out the most efficient routes among several computer-controlled "flowers," quickly solving a complex problem that even stumps supercomputers.
There's an app for almost everything. Now add one that can run calculations from a supercomputer on a Nexus One phone in real time and without the need for internet connectivity.
This is the Grape-DR, a supercomputer housed in the Department of Information Science at the University of Tokyo. It has 64 Intel Core i7-920 processors and an accelerator chip that can achieve 200 gigaflops with a lightbulb's worth of power.
Without counting secret machines, this is the state of supercomputing in the world: The United States' government, companies, and universities have more computing power than the rest of the world combined. Each square within each country represents one supercomputer.
The People's Republic has unveiled more details on its quest to phase U.S.-made processors from its microchip diet. China's next supercomputer will run purely on Chinese processors, possibly before the end of this year.
Apparently the Department of Defense believes that PS3s are a better value when it comes to supercomputers than IBM products specifically designed for the purpose. Granted recent price drops probably didn't hurt in justifying a 2,200 console order either.
The smoke surrounding Creative's rumored offshoot, ZiiLabs, cleared today at CES, where it was revealed to be a media-application processor developer with a very slick system-on-a-chip, less consumer product than building block for many.
NVIDIA has strapped together more graphics processing power than you can shake a stick at, and it's named these pixel-pushing monsters after one of the gods of electricity, Tesla.