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Cray debuts Titan, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers

The latest creation from Seattle-based Cray has a new name, a new update and possibly a new title: fastest supercomputer on the planet. Titan, an open science computer located at the U.S Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, debuted today as part of an unveiling of Cray’s new production line of hybrid supercomputers. Titan is the… Read More

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‘Olympus’ supercomputer targets energy breakthroughs, with help from some water

The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., now has its own supercomputer, named Olympus, after the tallest mountain in Washington state’s Olympic range. The supercomputer has a peak speed of 162 teraflops — providing about as much computing capacity as 20,000 personal computers combined. One unique feature: A water cooling system… Read More