Nvidia Machine Takes a Spot on the Top Supercomputer List

For the first time ever, a supercomputer using Nvidia chips has achieved a spot on the Top 500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers released late Friday. The Nvidia-containing machine is ranked 29 and is a cluster built by NEC and Sun that uses chips from Nvidia, Intel (s INTC) and AMD.…

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Supercomputing: Now Less Super, More Computing

Supercomputers these days are compute monsters. IBM's latest, the Roadrunner, packs the power of 100,000 laptops stacked 1.5 miles high, embraces a unique mix of IBM's Cell processor and ubiquitous x86 chips from AMD, and has the ability to calculate 1,000 trillion operations every second. Of course, trends in supercomputing generally trickle downstream to the rest of the computer-using population eventually. Continue Reading.

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Cray Gives Intel a Chance

Poor AMD. Cray has decided to build its next generation of supercomputers around Intel’s Xeon chips. Cray’s previous line was built around…

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