Six-year-old James Cox has helped his dad and other engineers at the University of Southampton to build a £2,500 supercomputer-style cluster out of 64 Linux-based Raspberry Pi PCs and Lego.
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High performance computing buyers continue to gravitate toward large scale systems. Systems going for $500,000 and up saw sequential revenue surge in the second quarter.
Emerald supercomputer enters service, aims to tackle heathcare, astrophysics and other giant data crunching problems
The Many Integrated Core processor will now be known as Xeon Phi, stressing its pairing with powerfully cored Xeons to help generate enthusiasm for the chip among the supercomputing community
An IBM-designed US-based supercomputer has leapfrogged the Fujitsu-made K Computer to become the most powerful system in the world, according to the twice-yearly Top500 list
High-end supercomputer revenue surged ahead of other technical server varieties, according to IDC.
A parliamentary committee has recommended that the Met Office's supercomputing capabilities be beefed up to help it better predict the climate and anticipate dramatic swings in weather patterns
The Digital Agenda investment in high-performance computing aims to reverse Europe's decline in the field so the region can build an exascale system before the end of the decade
The new HPC instance includes 2 Intel Xeon processors with 8 cores each. The Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large also has 2 GB of RAM and 3.46 TB of instance storage.
Intel's CTO has demonstrated technologies for future exascale computing, including applications built on the upcoming Knights Ferry many-core processor, and technology for lowering the power consumed by chips
China has set a deadline of 2020 for building a supercomputer about 1,000 times more powerful than the current HPC leaders, in a race against the US and Intel to get there first
Intel's hopes of building an exascale supercomputer by 2018 are pinned on the success of its 50-cores-and-above Many Integrated Core architecture, which will debut in Knights Ferry
Japan's K Computer has taken the title of the world's most powerful supercomputer with a Fujitsu-built system that relegates last year's winner, the Chinese Tianhe-1a, to second place
IBM has announced a family of supercomputing products designed to give companies access to large amounts of processing power within their private cloud.The high-performance computing (HPC) products, announced by IBM on Thursday, include the IBM HPC Management Suite, the HPC cloud implementation service, and the IBM Intelligent Cluster integrated hardware appliances.
The hardware maker has put powerful Tesla-based graphical processors from Nvidia and AMD Opteron CPUs together to create the XK6 supercomputer, which it says can scale to 50 petaflops
Nvidia has released the latest in its range of Tesla GPUs, which are general purpose graphical processors designed to handle supercomputing calculations.The Tesla M2090 GPU, announced by the company on Tuesday, contains 512 Cuda cores that are designed to work in parallel on typical high-performance computing (HPC) tasks, such as the simulation of microscopic biological interactions.
The Japanese tech giant will provide hardware, software and consultancy to the £40m effort to build a supercomputing grid for businesses and universities in Wales
Graphical chipmaker Nvidia will license processor architectures from chip architecture designer ARM for a new chip code-named Project Denver, which is targeted at supercomputers as well as desktops
Programming challenges will limit the use of graphics processors in enterprise servers in the future, according to high-performance computing development directors
Amazon Web Services is renting out a dedicated clustered GPU-instance for high-performance computing jobs, such as those run by the financial and oil and gas sectors