Titan Debuts as 20-Petaflop Supercomputing Behemoth

Dept. of Energy's Titan supercomputer took second place on the most recent Top500 list published in November (Photo: DOE)

Jaguar has become Titan, and it’s packing 20 petaflops of computing power. The 200-cabinet Cray supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which as Jaguar once ruled the Top 500, has been overhauled with faster hardware and networking system, and taken on a new name befitting its status. Read More

NCAR Weather Supercomputer Comes Online


The NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NSWC)  opens its doors today, unleashing a powerful supercomputer on an ambitious agenda of experiments that will eventually help improve predictions of earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes.
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Could A Lunar Supercomputer Work?


Over the years, we’ve seen data centers in lots of strange places. Now a researcher has come up with an out-of-this-world computing challenge – building a supercomputer on the moon to manage the massive amounts of data generated by NASA’s deep space missions. John Rath looks at a unique engineering challenge. Read More

Intel Outlines Tech for Mobile, HPC, Big Data

The immense amount of information at the 2012 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) last week was infused with a consummate amount of geekiness, and encompasses a broad spectrum of research, markets and products. Here’s a couple of highlights: Wireless Opportunities Intel CTO Justin Rattner provided the keynote for the last day… Read More

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