2015’s first edition of the top 500 list contains a new entrant but an old champion.
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The latest Top 500 ranking sees China stay on top.
Nothing quite says Ctrl-Alt-Delete like a computer gone psychotic.
The latest twice-yearly Top 500 report is out – see which supercomputers are the world's fastest.
National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) will spend $14 million boosting its supercomputer capability and throughput thanks to a new injection of funding.
La Trobe University has become the eleventh member of Intersect Australia.
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is now producing high performance computing systems for specific needs.
A team of engineers at the University of New South Wales have built a quantum logic gate in silicon which makes calculations between two quantum bits or `qubits’ of information possible.
The deadly explosion that rocked the Chinese city of Tianjin has caused the country to shut down a nearby supercomputer, also one of the fastest in the world.
Georgia Tech researchers building an experimental new supercomputer say graphics processors may help pave the way toward future exascale machines, which would be 1,000 times faster than today's most powerful supercomputers.
When you enter the computer room on the second floor of Tokyo Institute of Technology's computer building, you're not immediately struck by the size of Japan's second-fastest supercomputer. You can't see the Tsubame computer for the industrial air conditioning units that are standing in your way, but this in itself is telling. With more than 30,000 processing cores buzzing away, the machine consumes a megawatt of power and needs to be kept cool.
Every June and November, with fanfare lacking only in actual drum rolls and trumpet blasts, a new list of the world's fastest supercomputers is revealed. Vendors brag, and the media reach for analogies such as "It would take a patient person with a handheld calculator x number of years (think millennia) to do what this hunk of hardware can spit out in one second."
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