A supercomputer is a computer that represents the limit of existing processing capacity. Supercomputers are used for calculation-intensive tasks for applications such as quantum physics, weather forecasting, climate research, molecular modeling and physical simulations, from modeling airplanes in wind tunnels to the detonation of nuclear weapons and nuclear fusion.
As supercomputers get faster, the demand for their services is also picking up.
1 | June 19, 2013 12:17pm |
What can we accomplish by combining the best of human intellect with the expanding processing capacity of machines?
3 | April 16, 2013 3:00am |
The European Commission has selected the two winning proposals: one to model the entire brain using a supercomputer and another to push graphene into the marketplace. Half a billion euros each.
2 | January 24, 2013 11:14pm |
UK-based oil company BP is building a supercomputer with a single global, mission in mind: find more oil and gas.
December 11, 2012 1:37pm |
IBM has announced advances in using light instead of electrical signals to transmit information for future computing, which means Big Data limitations may soon be a thing of the past.
December 10, 2012 3:28am |
Big Blue's new standard bearer for computing highlights the rising influence of graphics processors.
1 | November 13, 2012 4:05am |
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are using the Sequoia supercomputer and a code called Cardioid to model the beating human heart in real time for the first time.
1 | November 12, 2012 6:00am |
Computational and Big Data problems -- from protein discovery to terrorism prevention -- may be better handled by smart users with weak machines than the most powerful supercomputers.
1 | November 4, 2012 7:56am |
Cleveland Clinic will host IBM's Watson to help it develop skills related to the field of medicine.
2 | October 31, 2012 10:01am |
Mimic a bee brain. Navigate planes through uncharted territory. Mechanically pollinate crops. Warranty void after one sting.
5 | October 4, 2012 4:15am |
NASA pursues more powerful ways to deliver data across global networks of scientists and engineers -- and even add a Watson-like supercomputer to the International Space Station.
August 23, 2012 3:00am |
Ultimately, the touted advantages of cost-savings and flexibility are but a small, and perhaps insignificant piece of the disruptive changes cloud computing means for organizations.
10 | August 4, 2012 9:38am |
The White House launched US Ignite in June, a U.S. government-backed effort to spur development of advanced broadband applications. Here's a look at how the initiative got started, where...
August 1, 2012 3:01am |
The way we treat cancer is about to change: Genome sequencing may enable us to attack the very genes driving an individual's disease.
2 | July 8, 2012 7:00pm |
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project will produce ten petabytes of data every year, furthering our knowledge of the universe, and studies of data science. The National Science Board...
July 3, 2012 11:40pm |
It would take almost 7 billion people working continuously for over three centuries to match what the IBM Sequoia can do in an hour.
4 | June 19, 2012 4:30am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about Big Data analytics.
June 13, 2012 2:01am |
How much impact will the expansion of cloud computing have on the global economy and job creation?
4 | May 28, 2012 4:40am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about the growth of cloud computing.
May 22, 2012 1:57am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about cloud computing.
1 | May 17, 2012 1:48am |