Post Thumbnail

IBM HQ. INT. DAY. An oppressive curtain of rain beats down against the window of this small meeting room in IBM's New York HQ. Two IBM scientists are engaging in excited conversation with a representative from the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY while a third IBM employee sits at one end, removed from the a...

November 14th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

NVIDIA's announced a pair of Tesla GPUs that'll give some extra pep to your supercomputing tasks. The K10 and K20 units harness the power of Kepler to add more muscle to the company's scientific and technical computing arm that supplies gear to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and Tokyo's Tsuba...

May 16th 2012 at 9:51am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Almost everyone knows about Deep Blue, the chess playing supercomputer. But have you heard of its counterpart Deep Thunder? If you haven't, you will, because it may be coming to iOS as an iPad app, says IBM in an IdeaLab article on the Talking Points Memo website. Deep Thunder, like Deep Blue, is...

March 12th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

So, this is pretty... big. At this very moment, researchers at IBM are building the largest data drive ever -- a 120 petabyte beast comprised of some 200,000 normal HDDs working in concert. To put that into perspective, 120 petabytes is the equivalent of 120 million gigabytes, (or enough space to...

August 26th 2011 at 9:35am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Sure, it's been just a few months since the National Security Agency asked for a $900 million supercomputing complex – you know, to help out with all that internet wiretapping. But concern about deficit spending will mean shuttering 800 other federal data centers in the US, or 40 percent of...

July 20th 2011 at 9:40pm 0 Comments