Intel Advances Technical Computing With New Xeon Phi Products

Intel continued to fuel its growth in technical computing Monday, with big announcements of new Xeon Phi products, and that its E5-2600 v2 processor product family and Phi coprocessors have helped catapult China’s Tianhe-2 into the new number one position in the world for supercomputers. Read More

A Visual Guide to the Top 10 Supercomputers

The new Top500 list is out. Many of the world’s Top 10 supercomputers are striking not just for their processing power, but for their design and appearance as well. For a look at the top finishers in the latest list, see our photo feature, The Top 10 Supercomputers, Illustrated. Read More

China’s Milky Way-2 Is World’s Top Supercomputer

Milkyway-2, a new supercomputer from China has blown the lid off of the semi-annual Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. Clocking in at 33.86 petaflop/s the Chinese Milkyway-2 (also known as Tianhe-2) has almost doubled the performance of Titan. Read More

Bionimbus Applies Cloud Power to Genetic Data-Crunching

An ambitious project at the University of Chicago aims to lead the nation in biomedical computation, by making the region the largest hub in the world for genetic and medical information. At the forefront of the effort is Bionimbus, an open source cloud-based system for managing, analyzing and sharing genomic data. Read More

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