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  • IBM, Nvidia rev HPC engines in next-gen supercomputer push

    Hard on the heels of the publication of the latest Top 500 ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers, IBM and Nvidia on Monday announced they have teamed up to launch two new supercomputer centers of excellence to develop the next generation of contenders.

    Written by Katherine Noyes14 July 15 06:31
  • China retains supercomputing crown in latest Top 500 ranking

    A supercomputer developed by China's National Defense University remains the fastest publically known computer in the world while the U.S. is close to an historic low in the latest edition of the closely followed Top 500 supercomputer ranking, which was published on Monday.

    Written by Martyn Williams13 July 15 17:02
  • Feds want to add 75K new solar power workers

    The U.S. government <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/03/fact-sheet-administration-announces-actions-drive-growth-solar-energy-an">has announced</a> plans to help train 75,000 people to enter the solar workforce by 2020, including a number of veterans.

    Written by Lucas Mearian07 April 15 03:21
  • Coming by 2023, an exascale supercomputer in the U.S.

    NEW ORLEANS -- The U.S. has set 2023 as the target date for producing the next great leap in supercomputing, if its plans aren't thwarted by two presidential and four Congressional elections between now and then.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 Nov. 14 03:55
  • U.S. sets sights on 300 petaflop supercomputer

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials Friday announced plans to spend $325 million on two new supercomputers, one of which may eventually be built to support 300 petaflops, faster than any supercomputer running today.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Nov. 14 08:19
  • Wearable device battery could last 10 years

    Researchers have designed a battery that could keep wearable and health care devices running for 10 or more years without a recharge.

    Written by Agam Shah25 April 14 06:04
  • Obama announces semiconductor innovation hub

    A group of businesses and universities, led by North Carolina State University, will work together to design and manufacture next-generation, low-power semiconductors, U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross15 Jan. 14 19:35
  • SC13: Elevation plays a role in memory error rates

    With memory, as with real estate, location matters. A group of researchers from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory have found that the altitude at which SRAM (static random access memory) resides can influence how many random errors the memory produces.

    Written by Joab Jackson22 Nov. 13 01:32
  • US man pleads guilty to hacking Department of Energy, other sites

    A Pennsylvania man who was allegedly a member of the computer hacking group the Underground Intelligence Agency has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and two counts of computer intrusion, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

    Written by Grant Gross27 Aug. 13 21:36
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