If successful, IBM and the Lawrence Livermore National Lab can apply supercomputing to everything from the food supply chain to transportation networks to renewable energy.
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IBM and seven universities are teaming up to develop advanced computing and cloud platforms.
IBM has outlined a prototype optical chipset called Holey Optochip, which can transfer one terabit of information a second. That throughput, assuming the chip eventually scales, could provide a bandwidth boost that alters the supercomputing and datacentre landscape.
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.
China's drive to develop its HPC systems should see the country make inroads into the twice-yearly Top500 list of most-powerful supercomputers, according to IBM's chief of deep computing
Thanks to one of my tipsters, I was informed the other day that KAUST, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, have teamed up with IBM to build the fastest and most powerful supercomputer in the Middle East.KAUST is one of the most modern, dedicated and technologically advanced graduate-level research university in the Middle East, and with this new venture into supercomputing, will now make it one of the most important centres in the region.
Supercomputers are like muscle cars for IT: Few of us have one, but boy they are fun to look at.IBM on Tuesday touted that its supercomputer built for the National Nuclear Security Administration's Los Alamos National Lab is the most powerful system in the world.
It’s not often that you hear the acronyms IBM and HIV in the same sentence, but news from Big Blue is that the company is working with the University of Edinburgh on a research project to use supercomputing simulations combined with lab experiments to speed the design of drugs aimed at inhibiting infection by the HIV virus.
At the SC07 supercomputing conference (image gallery) in Reno Nevada, IBM previewed the liquid cooled 32-core 4.7 GHz System p 575 Power6 supercomputer last night at the opening gala.
With the help of an IBM supercomputer, University of Houston (UH) seismic researchers are using video game technology to help them more effectively target oil reserves. IBM has installed a Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.) system 'that represents a new generation of powerful supercomputers with substantial parallelism built in at the core level.' The Cell chip, which was developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba, was originally designed for products such as the Sony PlayStation3. But it also can deliver supercomputing performance for data-intensive processing like seismic exploration. And according to UH, the Cell chip could soon have 34 core units instead of 9 today. But this not confirmed by other sources, so let's wait to see if there is some truth behind this rumor.
Linuxhas gone "just about everywhere" but has become dominant only in IBM installed supercomputing grids.
Each skinny server houses eight processors. Plug a few together, and voila! A high-performance machine. Photo: IBM's unusual design
The Power5-based system is part of Big Blue's push to oust Hewlett-Packard from the top spot in high-performance set-ups.
A new incarnation of Blue Gene/L can perform 70.7 trillion calculations per second, Big Blue says. Photos: IBM's Blue Gene/L
Big Blue puts a new twist on an older technology. But will it steal thunder from the computing giant's other big machines?
The general manager of Lotus software is a 22-year IBM veteran who was instrumental in IBM's Deep Blue supercomputing chess project. Now he's hoping to stay one move ahead of Microsoft
Subsidiary signs on for high-powered oil reserves-finding service.
IBM has signed up a second pharmaceutical company, Locus Pharmaceuticals, to a program that has customers pay for supercomputing resources to augment their in-house systems. Locus will tap into a cluster of IBM's Linux servers with Intel processors at an "on demand" supercomputing center, IBM plans to announce Monday.
IBM is working with the Department of Energy to build a "grid" to interconnect numerous computers into a shared virtual supercomputing system that hundreds of researchers can tap into, Big Blue will announce Friday. The seed of the DOE Science Grid consists of just two computer systems at present, but in the future it will include others at the national laboratories of Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne, Oak Ridge and Pacific Northwest. The first two computers on the Science Grid will be a 3,328-processor Unix system at the DOE's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), which IBM designed, and a smaller and more recent 160-processor Intel system. In addition, a storage system at NERSC with 1.3 petabytes of space--about 30,000 times that of a desktop computer--will be attached. A core group of NERSC supercomputer users will be able to tap into the system, which originally wasn't expected to become a grid system until 2004. Grid computing, which pools networks of computers and storage systems into a larger collective of processing power, was born in academic circles. But IBM and others are making efforts to rework the idea as a tool for business computing as well. Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft and others also are pushing grid computing. IBM expects other companies' systems will be used on the grid as well. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
In a new ranking from research firm IDC, Compaq Computer has bumped IBM out of the top spot and is now king of the supercomputing hill.
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