Look out, Tianhe-2. The US Department of Energy will spend $325 million to build Summit and Sierra by 2017, two supercomputers set to crush the reigning speed champs.
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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.
It would take almost 7 billion people working continuously for over three centuries to match what the IBM Sequoia can do in an hour.
The system, deployed at the Leibniz Supercomputing Center in Munich, operates using 40 percent less energy than comparable air-cooled systems.
IBM's Sequoia supercomputer retakes the crown for the fastest supercomputer in the world.
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
My ZDnet colleague Zack Whittaker, just published a commentary called U.S.
In a world where supercomputers are an expensive commodity, shouldn't the focus be on the scientists rather than the tools?
IBM and seven universities are teaming up to develop advanced computing and cloud platforms.
The company has unveiled a prototype optical chipset dubbed 'Holey Optochip' that can transfer data at one terabit a second, holding the potential to revolutionise supercomputing and datacentres
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 said that it created 48 holes in a standard CMOS chip to make the Holey Optochip. These holes allow optical access through the back of the chip to 24 receiver and 24 transmitter channels.
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
IBM says the Blue Gene/Q architecture can reach 100 petaflops, uses a new 18-core IBM PowerPC A2 processor and beats the maximum attainable processing performance of systems announced this year by Cray and Fujitsu
Japan's K Computer remained the most powerful supercomputer due to a build out that makes its four times more powerful than its nearest rival.
IBM has left the Blue Waters scheme to develop a 10 petaflop supercomputer due to spiralling financial and technical support costs
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
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 company hopes to broaden the applications for its Watson supercomputer technology by running training courses in analytics and 'big data'
IBM is looking at ways of harnessing tech used in its IBM Watson supercomputer for the healthcare sector
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