What The Inside of an NSA Data Center Looks Like


The NSA isn’t likely to allow the world a look inside the new Utah data center. But that hasn’t always been the case. A 2001 Discovery Channel documentary provided an unprecedented look inside the NSA’s facility in Fort Meade, Maryland – including the agency’s supercomputing facility. Read More

NVIDIA Acquires The Portland Group


NVIDIA (NVDA) has acquired independent supplier of high performance computing compilers and tools The Portland Group (PGI), which has an extensive history of innovation in compiler technology for Intel, IBM and others. Read More

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

Tianhe-2, also known as Milky Way 2, at  Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

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

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