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IBM has launched a study on the human microbiome and its role in disease

How the bugs in our gut and elsewhere on our body affect our overall health still remains largely a mystery. But IBM is hoping to shed some light on the human microbiome and its role in autoimmune dis

Tokyo Institute of Technology taps Nvidia for Japan’s fastest AI supercomputer

Nvidia’s business is increasingly the business of artificial intelligence, and its latest partnership fits with that new role. The graphics processing maker is supplying the Tokyo Institute of T

Japan looks to create a superfast supercomputer for deep learning

Japan is reportedly eyeing a return to the top of the supercomputer ranks. The county’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to spend 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) on a new supercomputer,

NVIDIA announces a supercomputer aimed at deep learning and AI

The sophisticated neural networks underlying systems like Google's Deep Dream and all manner of interesting experiments require a great deal of computing power. NVIDIA proposes to put all that horsepo

New Levitating 3D Printing Technology Prints In Mid-Air

Imagine printing something with multiple print heads while the object in question was floating in space. Please. Imagine it because I have no idea what is going on here. A new "levitating" 3D printing

Japan To Invest $1.3 Billion In New Supercomputer

There is a <a href="http://www.top500.org/list/2011/06/100">list</a> of the world’s 500 most powerful <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/supercomputer/">supercomputers</a>, and the last time i

Japan Takes Top Spot From China: Fujitsu's "K" Is The World's Most Powerful Supercomputer

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/20110620-02al.jpg" /> The <a href="http://www.supercomp.de/isc11/">International Supercomputing Conference</a> is taking place in Hambur

Chinese Supercomputer Threatens Weaker American Computers

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/IBM7094.jpeg">A mainframe in China running a number of NVIDIA GPUs in parallel just hit 2.5 <a HREF="http://www.petaflop.info/">petaflops

IBM Dives Back Into Water Cooling Supercomputers To Save Energy

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/picture-2.png' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="IBM" />Today, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/ibm">IBM</a> delivered its first Aqua

SGI releases first new product since bankruptcy, Octane III

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/octaneIII.jpg" />SGI has been quiet as of late, in fact we haven't heard much since they declared bankruptcy and were bought by Rackable

NEC's updates its supercomputer "Earth Simulator System", breaks record

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/nec_earth_simulator.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.nec.co.jp/press/en/0906/0401.html">NEC today announced</a> that their renewed Earth Simu

NEC's SX-9 supercomputer boasts "fastest standing" in HPC challenge benchmark

NEC announced yesterday that its SX-9 supercomputer has achieved the world’s fastest standing in the high performance computing (HPC) field [JP] by getting top scores in 19 of 28 sections in the

World's new fastest supercomputer runs on AMD and Cell hardware

Yesterday we noted a test where a stripped-down Cell processor beat the pants off an Intel Core2 Quadro at an h264 transcoding task. Well, now that doesn’t seem so surprising, as the Roadrunner