A huge number of atomic combinations and arrangements may have useful properties. However, most arrangements won't be useful, or even able to be synthesized. Trying to explore the vast world of potential materials in a lab would be both impractical and just plain impossible. So to map out that enormous number of possible materials, several research groups working on the Materials Genome Initiative are using computers to model known and unknown materials. They mine the resulting data to find areas that deserve a more careful examination.
Today Cray today announced that the Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) in Japan has a pair of the company’s supercomputers into a single virtual system performing complex simulations aimed at advancing railway technologies.
During his keynote this week at the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang provided a few potent examples of how web-driven big data applications are pushing their real-time delivery envelope by adding GPUs into the fray.
Last week, a throng of computer geeks descended on snowy Utah to show off, admire, and debate the future of the fastest computers on the planet. And of course, to find out which Boolean monster rules the roost.
Presumably in response to a glut of AMD-related news, Intel has preempted its formal Haswell unveil to announce that its chips will draw "50% less power" than Ivy Bridge on "active" workloads, such as playing a game or watching a movie.
In its first days of operation, the new Stampede system at the University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) debuted as the world's seventh-fastest supercomputer. They are using the Intel Xeon E5 processors for compute power.