Tagged: supercomputer

The world by supercomputer - Visibly Shaken

Aimee Whitcroft Jun 02, 2010

The annual Top500 list of supercomputers has been released, and this year the winning supercomputer, Nebulae, has a theoretical peak performance at 2.98 PFlop/s. Of course, given the human wish to compete over things, one way to look at the results is by country, to see who’s got the top supercomputers.  China won this year, … Read More

The cheap supercomputer - Kagaku

Motoko Kakubayashi Nov 29, 2009

Using parts sold at your local electronics store to make a supercomputer?  Sounds like something MacGyver would do. But at last week’s Supercomputing Conference in Oregon, USA, a Gordon Bell Prize was awarded to a team of researchers who did just that. Nagasaki University associate professor Tsuyoshi Hamada and his team spent a mere NZ$600,000 to develop their supercomputer made … Read More