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  • Tianjin explosion shuts down Chinese supercomputer

    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.

    Written by Michael Kan14 Aug. 15 20:50
  • Obama rolls out initiative to boost US supercomputer capability

    US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order setting up the National Strategic Computing Initiative that will adopt a coordinated strategy involving multiple government agencies, academia and the private sector for the development of high-performance computing systems.

    Written by John Ribeiro30 July 15 15:52
  • IBM Watson's next trick: Helping you write better

    IBM's Watson has already proven its mettle in the kitchen and on game shows, but its latest skill set is one that could help us all: making sure our writing conveys what we want it to.

    Written by Katherine Noyes18 July 15 02:06
  • 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
  • HP and Intel push HPC into new markets

    Hewlett-Packard will use upcoming processor and network technologies from Intel to build new server systems that aim to expand high-performance computing into new markets, including big data workloads at large enterprises.

    Written by James Niccolai13 July 15 21:08
  • 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
  • Baidu fires researcher involved in AI contest flap

    Chinese search giant Baidu has fired one of its researchers, after the company found he had deliberately broken the rules of an artificial intelligence contest.

    Written by Michael Kan12 June 15 14:51
  • Modular smartphones could be reused as computer clusters

    The promise of modular smartphones like Google's Project Ara is that buyers will be able to upgrade components at will -- and now Finnish company Circular Devices has come up with a use for discarded computing modules.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs27 Jan. 15 00:52
  • Ellison sings a new tune: Oracle hardware is cheapest

    Larry Ellison has opened a new front in his battle with Cisco Systems and EMC, launching new Oracle hardware on Wednesday that he claims will be the cheapest on the market.

    Written by James Niccolai22 Jan. 15 13:17