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  • n  a mainframe computer that is one of the most powerful available at a given time

  • This spy comedy always had a meringue of a premise (an electronics-store clerk becomes a spy after an email turns his brain into a supercomputer).
  • On May 26, at 3:30 in the morning, a $133 million supercomputer nicknamed Roadrunner broke the long-sought-after petaflop barrier: 1 quadrillion calculations per second.
  • The Earth Simulator, the most powerful supercomputer ever built, was designed for a single purpose: to create a virtual twin of our home planet.
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  • Chinese supercomputer tops the charts -- two years early
    Tianhe-2, with 3.1 million processor cores and a lot of Chinese-build technology, is the new leader of the twice-yearly list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers. [Read more]        
    June 17, 2013 - CNET
  • SGI and DoD Launch Supercomputer Spirit, the Fastest System in the Department
    FREMONT, CA and LEIPZIG, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/13 -- SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing and big data, today announced that the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has deployed the SGI® ICE™ X high performance computing (HPC) system for its supercomputer Spirit, making it the 14th fastest supercomputer in the world according to TOP500 ( ...
    June 17, 2013 - Linux
  • Massive System in China Named World’s Fastest Computer
    A massive supercomputer in China, as expected, has vaulted to the top of a twice-yearly ranking of the world's fastest computers.
    June 17, 2013 - Wall Street Journal Blogs

  • Carlos Frenk in BBC News
    Professor Carlos Frenk, from Durham University, who is the UK's member on the Pan-STARRS board, said: "PS1 will generate the largest ever multi-colour survey of the cosmos. Alongside supercomputer simulations of the universe, these data will help us...
  • Mario Theissen in
    I warmly welcome the launch of the Prace supercomputer infrastructure as scientific computing is a key driver for the development of modern science and technology and for addressing the major challenges of our time like climate change, energy... Neelie Kroes ZDNet UK Jun 10, 2010 96596 128113 supercomputer The launch of our latest supercomputer was a decisive reinforcement of our CFD capacity. Unlike other teams, we didn't plan to build a second wind tunnel. Instead, we have used the key relationship commitment with ANSYS to continue to develop and...

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