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How the Government Expanded its Supercomputing Assets in 2021

December 29, 2021

Via: Nextgov

Supercomputers are built of heaps of processors and can perform billions and trillions of computations per second, with power far greater than what traditional computers offer. They enable the processing of massive amounts of data, new breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, […]


IBM hopes to change weather forecasting around the globe using big data and a new supercomputer

November 14, 2019


In a potentially historic marriage of supercomputing and big data, IBM goes live Thursday with a global weather model that it says can provide far more accurate forecasts for the entire world. Called GRAF — Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting — […]


Cray, AMD to build 1.5 exaflops supercomputer for US government

May 8, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

AMD and Cray have announced that they’re building “Frontier,” a new supercomputer for the Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The goal is to deliver a system that can perform 1.5 exaflops: 1.5×1018 floating point operations per second. […]


China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race

January 20, 2017

Via: CIO

China intends to develop a prototype of an exascale supercomputer by the end of 2017, tweaking an exascale delivery date that’s already well ahead of the U.S. The timing of the announcement, reported by an official government news service, raised […]


Japan looks to create a superfast supercomputer for deep learning

November 28, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

Japan is reportedly eyeing a return to the top of the supercomputer ranks. The county’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to spend 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) on a new supercomputer, according to budget filings reported by Reuters, […]


Programmable chips turning Azure into a supercomputing powerhouse

September 28, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft is embarking on a major upgrade of its Azure systems. New hardware the company is installing in its 34 datacenters around the world still contains the mix of processors, RAM, storage, and networking hardware that you’ll find in any […]


Texas goes big with 18-petaflop supercomputer

June 3, 2016

Via: CIO

The Texas Advanced Computer Center (TACC) has received $30 million in U.S. funding for a new supercomputer that will roughly double the performance of its existing 9-petaflop supercomputer. The new system, named Stampede 2 after its predecessor, is being funded […]