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Tag: Supercomputer

Roadrunner Supercomputer Gets Decommissioned

Roadrunner Supercomputer Gets Decommissioned
Supercomputers are incredible pieces of technology with thousands of processors, terabytes of memory, and often hundreds of terabytes of storage as well. Back in 2008, the fastest supercomputer in the world was installed at Los Alamos…

IBM Watson Supercomputer Learns to Curse, Resulting in Memory Wipe

IBM Watson Supercomputer Learns to Curse, Resulting in Memory Wipe
We haven’t heard much out of IBM and its impressive Watson supercomputer in a while. Watson is the supercomputer that IBM fielded as a contestant on Jeopardy back in 2011. Despite the fact that Watson was…
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Future Supercomputer to Be Faster Than 50 Million Laptops

Future Supercomputer to Be Faster Than 50 Million Laptops
If you’re a computer enthusiast, I bet you think your rig is pretty fast. I don’t care how fast your computer at home is, you’ve got nothing on today’s supercomputers. When you think about the supercomputers…

IBM Watson to Go from Jeopardy Champ to Telemarketing!? (DEBUNKED)

IBM Watson to Go from Jeopardy Champ to Telemarketing!? (DEBUNKED)
[Update: Scott Brooks, IBM Research VP of Marketing and Communications has written to us to say that this is absolutely not the case, and that there are no plans to use Watson for telemarketing. See Scott’s…

Condor PS3 Supercomputer Goes Online for Air Force: Shall We Play a Game?

Condor PS3 Supercomputer Goes Online for Air Force: Shall We Play a Game?
There’s a reason why video game consoles like the Sony PS3 are restricted to some countries. It’s because if you have enough of them, you can build your own supercomputer. The Condor Project is a supercomputer…

IBM Watson Supercomputer Ready to Take on Jeopardy Champs

IBM Watson Supercomputer Ready to Take on Jeopardy Champs
Remember Deep Blue? It was the supercomputer that tried to take on Garry Kasparov in a chess championship and managed to win back in 1997. Now IBM is back with its Watson computer, who’s now ready…

Tiny Linutop 3 Computer Debuts With Intel Atom Cpu

Tiny Linutop 3 Computer Debuts With Intel Atom Cpu
I am all for taking up less space on the desk or beside my desk when it comes to choosing my computer. I am also all for power and performance – so for now I keep…

Grape-Dr Supercomputer is the Greenest of Them All, but a Cable Nightmare!

Grape-Dr Supercomputer is the Greenest of Them All, but a Cable Nightmare!
This Japanese supercomputer is supposed to be one of the most environmentally-friendly supercomputer arrays available. But is it just me, or is this the ultimate in cable management problems? This supercomputer system is called the Grape-DR…

Ibm Supercomputer to Compete in Jeopardy!: World Domination for $800 Please

Ibm Supercomputer to Compete in Jeopardy!: World Domination for $800 Please
It is official: It is easier to beat the greatest chess player of all time than to win at Jeopardy!. At least that’s the case with supercomputers. I’m sure most of you have heard of Garry…

Physicists Verify E=mc^2. Economy Still Struggling.

Physicists Verify E=mc^2. Economy Still Struggling.
In what is dubbed as a “heroic computational effort”, a group of French, German and Hungarian physicists plus the supercomputer equivalent of the Avengers teamed up to verify an equation which Einstein came up with using…
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