supercomputers

NASA’s newly upgraded Pleiades supercomputer delves into the mysteries of star formation

NASA scientists are bringing one of the most powerful computers in the world — just recently given a tune-up — to bear on the question "Where do stars come from?" So next time your toddler asks yo

China beats China with world’s fastest supercomputer

The world’s previous fastest supercomputer, Tianhe-2, has been unseated by the Sunway TaihuLight. The Chinese supercomputer will be located at the National Supercomputer Center at Wuxi. Supe

$30M Stampede 2 supercomputer will provide 18 petaflops of data-crunching power to researchers nationwide

Watch out, global supercomputer Top 5, there's a new contender. Or at least there will be soon, once the $30 million Stampede 2 is up and running. With 18 petaflops peak processing capacity, the new s

PRIMEHPC FX10: Fujitsu To Market New Supercomputer To Companies

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/fujitsu">Fujitsu</a> announced it has adapted technology from its supercomputer "K" (<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/03/fujitsu-k-the-worlds-faste

Fujitsu “K”: The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Is Now Even Faster

Japan took the top spot from China in the ranking for the world's fastest supercomputer <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/20/japan-takes-top-spot-from-china-fujitsus-k-is-the-worlds-most-po

IBM supercomputer of unheard-of size to monitor nukes

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/games.jpg" />The US Government has decided at last that <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/158790/">it's time for Skynet</a>. They'v

Cray's CX1: a supercomputer for your desktop

Actually, it might not fit. Aside from the awful photoshop job Giz points out, there’s no way of saying how big this thing is. I’m guessing somewhat bigger than a microwave, but I could be

Intel and Cray getting in bed together – wait, Cray?

Who knew that Cray was still a player in the supercomputing field? Not only that, but they’re making news. Cray computers have been using AMD processors for a while now, but Intel has convinced

Playstation 3's used by scientists as mini Supercomputers

[photopress:psthree003.jpg,full,center] Now that Blu-ray is the decisive winner in the next-gen format wars, it’s time to take another look at the PS3. Game play and disc features aside, it&#821

Iran builds supercomputer with illegal AMD chips

Oh, wonderful. Apparently Iran has used 216 AMD processors to build the largest supercomputer in the country. AMD immediately responded by saying that it’s never shipped anything to Iran due to