$100 Supercomputer with a credit card footprint

A new $100 computer module aims to foster a wealth of compute-intensive applications for medical, automotive, and industrial control, machine vision and other applications. Built around the Epiphany low-power multicore SoC and the Zynq programmable SoC from Xilinx, the Parallella computer boasts supercomputer performance in a credit-card footprint.The ...

ARM-powered Parallella supercomputer poised to ship

Parallella - a low cost "supercomputer" designed by Adapteva - has successfully met its Kickstarter goals and is now poised to ship to a slew of lucky backers.

HiPerGator is Florida's most powerful supercomputer

The University of Florida has debuted the state’s most powerful supercomputer. According to university staff, the machine will help researchers formulate life-saving drugs, project decades-long weather forecasts and improve armor for troops.

This supercomputer crunches Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data

Launched last year by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), "Gordon" recently completed its most data-intensive task so far: rapidly processing raw data from almost one billion particle collisions as part of a project to help define the future research agenda for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Roadrunner gets kyboshed

One of the more successful supercomputers, the Roadrunner, was finally switched off, yesterday meaning that Wile E Coyote can finally cancel his subscription to Acme Computers.

Dell goes on supercomputer stampede

A partly Dell-powered supercomputer, Stampede, is being lauded tomorrow at its home in Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at Austin's University of Texas.

This supercomputer center uses geothermal cooling

With all the coverage in North America about the questionable practice of hydraulic fracking to dislodge trapped oil and gas deep underground, the idea of drilling down to precious aquifers to use cool groundwater as a method to control building temperatures can make many environmentalists squeamish.

Mont-Blanc supercomputer powered by Samsung's Exynos

The European-based Mont-Blanc project has selected Samsung's flagship Exynos platform as the building block to power its first integrated low power- High Performance Computing (HPC) prototype.

DoE supercomputer clocked as world's fastest

Engineers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can breathe a sigh of relief: their new Titan supercomputer has, as expected, been certified as the fastest in the world.

Titan supercomputer debuts

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has today unveiled its new supercomputer Titan, claimed to be the world's most powerful system.

Parallella: An ARM-powered "supercomputer" for the masses

Inspired by the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, the Adapteva team has set out to build an ARM-powered "supercomputer" for the masses in an attempt to democratize access to parallel computing.

Build your own supercomputer

Computational engineers at the UK's University of Southampton - along with a six-year-old boy - have built a supercomputer from 64 Raspberry Pi computers and Lego.

Better ice cream by Nvidia

No, I’m not talking about a version of Android - I’m actually referring to real ice cream.

Video: Inside IBM's hot-water cooled supercomputer

IBM and the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) have announced the first commercially available hot-water cooled supercomputer.

IBM wins top spot on supercomputer list

The US can once again boast the world's most powerful supercomputer, after two and a half years during which Japan has held the crown.

Supercomputer leaps tall cleantech challenges

Scientists working to tackle our energy challenges at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., just got a powerful new weapon. 

Japanese supercomputer is still world's most powerful

Japan’s K Computer has hung onto its position as the world's nmost powerful supercomputer, thanks to a full build-out that makes it four times as powerful as its nearest competitor.

Cray plans massive supercomputer upgrade

Cray has clinched a lucrative deal to upgrade the XT5 supercomputer - aka "Jaguar" - located at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Supercomputer forecasts political unrest

A supercomputer at the University of Tennessee could have predicted the location of Osama Bin Laden to within 125 miles through analysis of the mood of international news stories and the geographical locations they mentioned.

IBM scraps supercomputer plans

IBM and the University of Illinois have pulled the plug on the petaflop speed supercomputer they've been building since 2008.