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Knights Landing Supercomputing Chipset Featured in Ninja Desktops

Whenever new hardware is released, they always come with cool names and Intel’s latest Xeon Phi chip’s don’t disappoint with the name Knights Landing (any Game of Thrones fan spot the possible reference?). While not designed…

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Protein-Powered Biocomputer is Only as Big as a Book

Supercomputers are incredibly important, especially when it comes to research and performing incredibly complex calculations. However, supercomputers are notorious for using a lot of energy and taking up a lot of space, not to mention the…

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Intel to Deliver 72-Core Supercomputer Chip to Workstations

In an attempt to change the workstation game entirely, Intel intends to release their new 72-core supercomputer chip, code-named “Knight’s Landing”, to workstation machines as well as supercomputers. Typically larger and more expensive than a typical…

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Analysing Your Brain Could Be 30 Times Faster Than A Supercomputer

The human brain, fascinating, exciting and full of possibilities, the notion to create, form an opinion and challenge the environment which we live in, is truly exceptional. We now might be able to find answers as to…

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BBC and Met Office Experiences A Stormy End

After the poor weather we’ve had recently, it seems that everyone’s attention has been turned to weather forecasts to scope for a break of sunshine or even just a stop to the rain and thunderstorms. Today…

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China Bans Supercomputer and UAV Exports Based on National Security Concerns

The Chinese superpower seems to be a bit concerned about its latest tech getting into the wrong hands and has banned the export of unlicensed supercomputers and some UAV models. The ban seems to forbid any…

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Concept Turns Old Smartphone Parts into High Spec PC

Many of us update our phones at increasingly regular intervals now, often once every one or two years. While many of us sell our phones, the buyers of secondhand devices don’t keep them too long either. Quite…

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Access IBM’s Watson Supercomputer for Free

IBM has opened up its Watson supercomputing platform to everybody for free. The decision to open up a public beta for the data analytics platform means that we now all have partial access to a supercomputer, anytime,…

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U.S. Department of Energy to Spend $425 Million on Supercomputers

The US Government’s Department of Energy has announced it is to invest $425 million to build two supercomputers, which, when built, will be the fastest computers in the world. The ultimate aim is to research science…

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Disney Renders Its New CGI Film on a 55,000-Core Supercomputer.

Prepare your CPU’s – the new bad boy in computer animation processing has arrived at Disney’s studio – a 55,000-core monster supercomputer, and it’s pumping out over 400,000 high level computations per day. What’s it currently at…

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Wonder What It Is like to Unbox a Supercomputer?

There isn’t a much better feeling then receiving that new product and unpacking it, digging through bubble wrap and packing peanuts for every little thing. And then finally, we can peel off the protective plastic-covers, slowly.…

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US to Simulate Nuke Tests Using Cray Supercomputers

Supercomputer manufacturer, Cray, is said to help the US guard its arsenal of nukes after winning a $174 million contract to provide a new supercomputer to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). The current supercomputer, a…

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NVIDIA Tesla GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors seen in Cray XC30 Supercomputers

Cray Inc. today announced the Company has expanded its support for accelerators and coprocessors. Cray is now selling the XC30 series of supercomputers with NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Cray’s Adaptive…