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.
The N. Atlantic island has been trying to lure industry with 100 percent renewable, stably priced electricity. A Jersey City IT firm serving NY, London financial districts is moving in. Is IBM next?
October 5, 2011 12:00am |
Perhaps we need more determined adventurers, and fewer angry birds?
13 | September 14, 2011 8:20am |
Based on millions of articles, a scientist used a supercomputer to determine national sentiment around recent revolutions and decipher Osama Bin Laden's location. Soon, it may be possible to use...
4 | September 13, 2011 6:31pm |
Physicist Jason Steffen has devised the Geffen method, a procedure for seating passengers that cuts plane boarding time in half.
7 | September 1, 2011 5:02am |
Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and IBM say they've developed new flood prediction technology that can simulate rivers 100 times faster than real life.
1 | August 25, 2011 7:59am |
IBM has prototypes of two experimental semiconductors that aim to match the human brain and its ability to interpret its surroundings and learn.
5 | August 17, 2011 9:01pm |
A new report found that greater availability of potential AFVs didn't necessarily translate into a greener fleet.
2 | August 12, 2011 8:07am |
Surveys have suggested people will want electric cars when the technology becomes cost efficient. But is it enough?
10 | August 5, 2011 3:37am |
Scientists in Hawaii stumbled upon a new way to detect tsunami waves by as much as an hour in advance.
6 | July 20, 2011 8:02am |
Ohio astronomers are developing a potential cancer treatment that, while years away, could reduce the amount of radiation cancer patients endure.
1 | July 7, 2011 4:00am |
A radical rethinking of tractor trailer design may drastically cut emissions and save fuel.
11 | June 29, 2011 3:32am |
One of the biggest frustrations of digital cameras -- the fact that they take precious time to focus -- is about to disappear.
17 | June 22, 2011 4:45am |
The unfinished Fujitsu K Computer, at more than 8 petaflops, is more than three times more powerful than China's second place machine.
2 | June 20, 2011 11:03am
For the first time, the top 10 supercomputers in the world operate at a petaflop scale as China continues to move up the high-performance computing charts to chase the U.S.
7 | June 20, 2011 7:58am |
The savior of electronics might be at the tip of your pencil. Graphene is graphite (or carbon) arranged in one-atom thick honeycomb-structured sheets. Imagine incredibly thin, strong and...
4 | June 10, 2011 10:50am |
The Ford Ecoboost may be the company's smallest engine, but it packs performance muscle to go with top-of-the-line fuel economy and lower emissions.
5 | June 9, 2011 11:02pm |
Government researchers have developed an engine prototype that's cleaner than a diesel engine and almost twice as efficient as a typical gasoline-powered engine.
18 | May 23, 2011 2:33am |
A ground-effect train, works similarly to a Meglev train excepts itÂ floatsÂ on a cushion of air that reduces wind drag.
14 | May 13, 2011 12:04am |
Futuristic electronics, a supercomputer brain, and other technology projects won 1.5 million euros and a chance to win 100 million more in a competition aimed at using technology to solve social...
2 | May 6, 2011 8:13am
Piranha is an unmanned vessel that's an unheard of 400 percent more fuel efficient than similar models.
11 | April 20, 2011 12:58am |