Systems to handle big data might be this generation’s moon landing

An effort to build a telescope that can see back 13 billion years to the creation of the universe is prompting a five year €32 million ($42.7 million) effort to create a low-power supercomputer and networks to handle the data the new telescope will generate.…

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The Feds Want Faster, Greener Supercomputers

President Obama's budget is asking for $126 million for the Department of Energy to reach a supercomputing milestone -- exascale performance. Research paid for by these millions could create more power-efficient silicon and networking technologies that will benefit information technology in general. Plus we'd get faster supercomputers.…

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Structure 2010: The Quest for Exascale Computing Power

Supercomputer experts, including the chief information officer of NASA's Ames Research Center and a computer strategist for the U.S. Army's research and development center, said that scientists are still working towards developing an "exascale" computer -- one that can do a million trillion calculations per second.…

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