SUPERCOMPUTER

  • New postagestamp size chip delivers supercomputer speed, functions like a human brain August 8, 2014

    Washington: Researchers Thursday unveiled a powerful new postagestamp size chip delivering supercomputer performance using a process that mimics the human brain. The socalled "neurosynaptic" chip is a breakthrough that opens a wide new range of computing possibilities from selfdriving cars to artificial intelligence systems that can installed on a smartphone, the...
  • IBM's Watson supercomputer gets its own $1 billion business January 10, 2014

    New York: One of the most famous "Jeopardy!" champs of all time is moving to Manhattan. No, it's not Ken Jennings. IBM announced Thursday that it's investing more than $1 billion to give its Watson cloud computing system its own business division and a new home in New York City. The Armonk, New...
  • China builds world's fastest supercomputer June 17, 2013

    Beijing: China Monday announced that it has built the world's fastest supercomputer which is capable of performing 33.86 quadrillion operations per second, surpassing the US Titan supercomputer. The Tianhe2 has a peak performance speed of 54.9 quadrillion operations per second, according to the National University of Defence Technology, which built the...
  • End of the line for Roadrunner supercomputer March 31, 2013

    Albuquerque: It's the end of the line for Roadrunner, a firstofitskind collection of processors that once reigned as the world's fastest supercomputer. The $121 million supercomputer, housed at one of the nation's premier nuclear weapons research laboratories in northern New Mexico, will be decommissioned Sunday. The reason? The world of supercomputing...
  • India plans fastest supercomputer by 2017 September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has drawn a blueprint for developing the next generation of supercomputers that could be 61 times faster than existing machines. Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal is understood to have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sharing the roadmap to develop "petaflop and exaflop range of supercomputers"...
  • India plans fastest supercomputer by 2017 September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has drawn a blueprint for developing the next generation of supercomputers that could be 61 times faster than existing machines. Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal is understood to have written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sharing the roadmap to develop "petaflop and exaflop range of...
  • Stephen Hawking launches supercomputer July 22, 2012

    London: Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has launched the most powerful sharedmemory supercomputer in Europe. Hawking anticipates that the COSMOS supercomputer, manufactured by SGI and the first system of its kind, will open up new windows on the universe, a university release said. ...
  • Bangalore to get Indias fastest supercomputer February 28, 2012

    BANGALORE: Indias fastest supercomputer will soon be housed in Bangalore. Sources with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and CSIR Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (CSIR CMMACS) told Express, on the eve of National Science Day, that the yettobenamed highperformance computing system will be used for genome...
  • Rs 5,000 cr supercomputer to take on China January 4, 2012

    New Delhi: In the race with China, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has pitched for a Rs 5000 crore supercomputer for India. But the question is whether it will be enough to match China's prowess. "Over the past few decades, India's relative position in the world of science has been declining...
  • IBM putting Watson to work in health insurance September 13, 2011

    New York: Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work. IBM's supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world's best "Jeopardy!" players on TV, is being tapped by one of the nation's largest health insurers to help diagnose medical problems and authorise treatments. WellPoint Inc., which has 34.2...
  • Japanese supercomputer is the most powerful June 21, 2011

    Washington: A Japanese supercomputer named 'K' capable of making 8.2 quadrillion calculations per second or equivalent to a million laptops working in tandem has been named the most powerful system in the world, a media report said Monday. The computer is three times faster than its Chinese rival that...
  • ISRO builds India's fastest supercomputer May 2, 2011

    Bangalore: Indian Space Research Organisation has built a supercomputer, which is to be India's fastest in terms of theoretical peak performance of 220 TeraFLOPS (220 Trillion Floating Point Operations per second). The supercomputer SAGA220, built by the Satish Dhawan Supercomputing Facility located at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram at...
  • Met department looks for faster supercomputers March 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Predicting the weather means calculating a thousand different possibilities. India has supercomputers to do that. But now, it wants one that is four times faster. Minister of State of Science and Technology Ashwani Kumar said, "We want to ratchet up our computing capacity from 70 terraflops to 300 terraflops." That...
  • Computer crushes the competition on Jeopardy! February 16, 2011

    New York: The computer brained its human competition in Game 1 of the Man vs. Machine competition on Jeopardy! On the 30question game board, veteran Jeopardy! champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter managed only five correct responses between them during the Double Jeopardy round that aired Tuesday. They ended the first...
  • Man ties machine on day 1 of Jeopardy! showdown February 15, 2011

    New York: A manversusmachine showdown on popular US quiz show Jeopardy! ended in a tie on the first day of a threeday challenge, when an IBM computer showed off its knowledge of the Beatles, as well as a few glitches. The machine, dubbed Watson after International Business Machines Corp's former president...
  • Supercomputer defeats humans in quiz show January 14, 2011

    San Francisco: In a major achievement for artificial intelligence, an IBM supercomputer beat two human champions of the popular US quiz show Jeopardy, IBM said. Thursday's victory is significant because it came in a contest of nonlinear thinking and natural language questions at which computers have generally lagged far behind their...
  • Nvidia chips power world's fastest supercomputer October 28, 2010

    San Francisco: Chipmaker Nvidia said a new supercomputer built in China is the world's fastest and is powered by over 7,000 of its graphics processor units. The supercomputer, built by the National University of Defence Technology and located at the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin, has horsepower equivalent to 175,000 laptop...
  • Chinese comp does 1000 tn operations a second September 2, 2010

    Beijing: China has installed the country's first domesticallymade supercomputer capable of doing 1,000 trillion operations per second. Tianhe1 is scheduled to begin operations this month, according to the National Supercomputing Centre in Tianjin. The supercomputer, developed by the National University of Defence Technology in 2009, enabled China to become only the second...
  • China develops fastest super computer May 31, 2010

    Beijing: China has developed a super computer that runs at more than one quadrillion (one thousand million million) calculations per second, making it the fastest one in the country, experts have said. The super computer named "Xingyun", has been developed in Tianjin, and works at double the speed of "Tianhe1", the...
  • Saudi univ, IBM to build superfast supercomputer September 24, 2008

    Dubai: Saudi Arabia's upcoming King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) has announced it will build one of the world's fastest and most powerful supercomputers in collaboration with IBM. The joint project will build and conduct research on the most complex, highperformance computing (HPC) system in the region and among...
  • Russia buys world's most powerful supercomputer January 26, 2008

    Moscow: A Russian university has bought one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, the first time that such sophisticated technology has been exported to the former Soviet Union, makers IBM said on Thursday. The Moscow State University has selected a Blue Gene device capable of 27.8 trillion operations per second...
  • Made in India: Tata's supercomputer fastest in Asia November 14, 2007

    New Delhi: A supercomputer developed by the Tata Group has been adjudged the fastest in Asia and fourth fastest in the world. The supercomputer, called EKA, has been built at Tata's Pune facility. It uses nearly 1,800 computing nodes and has a peak performance of 170 trillion floatingpoint operations per...