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Two Universities Team to Create Japan’s Fastest Supercomputer

Tokyo, Tsukuba team up to create 25 Petaflop Xeon Phi-powered behemoth Two Japanese universities are teaming up to develop and operate a 25 Petaflop supercomputer built upon Intel Xeon Phi processors, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong. The University of Tokyo and the University of …

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Supercomputing and the Minutes After the Big Bang

Is our universe a simulation? Scientists use supercomputers to exploit the early universe as a laboratory Simulating conditions of the nascent universe has long been a challenge for cosmologists, and now they have assistance from new software running on Los Alamos National Labs Xeon-based supercomputers, according to this brief by …

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Genome Center to use New Supercomputer for Agricultural Research

Sequencing Wheat Gene with Xeon-based Supercomputer may improve crop yields In their effort to sequence the wheat gene, which surprisingly is five times bigger than the human genome, UK-based Genome Analysis Center has put an Intel Xeon Supercomputer with solid state drives to work, according to this brief by Slashdot …

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Two Universities Team to Create Japan’s Fastest Supercomputer

Tokyo, Tsukuba team up to create 25 Petaflop Xeon Phi-powered behemoth Two Japanese universities are teaming up to develop and operate a 25 Petaflop supercomputer built upon Intel Xeon Phi processors, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong. The University of Tokyo and the University of …

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Supercomputing and the Minutes After the Big Bang

Is our universe a simulation? Scientists use supercomputers to exploit the early universe as a laboratory Simulating conditions of the nascent universe has long been a challenge for cosmologists, and now they have assistance from new software running on Los Alamos National Labs Xeon-based supercomputers, according to this brief by …

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Genome Center to use New Supercomputer for Agricultural Research

Sequencing Wheat Gene with Xeon-based Supercomputer may improve crop yields In their effort to sequence the wheat gene, which surprisingly is five times bigger than the human genome, UK-based Genome Analysis Center has put an Intel Xeon Supercomputer with solid state drives to work, according to this brief by Slashdot …

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Using Pipeline in Intel Threaded Building Blocks (TBB) – Part 1

Utilizing threading tools to enhance application performance In this first of this two part series, Slashdot Media Contributing Editor David Bolton looks at how Intel Threaded Building Blocks (TBB) provide a pipeline class and parallel pipeline function in generated code, and what that means to developers seeking parallelization and threading …

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Decreased Oxygen level in Ocean Threatens Marine Life

National Center for Atmospheric Research used Xeon-based Supercomputer to run simulations of deoxygenation. Widespread decrease in ocean oxygen levels may become widespread in the next decade, according to this study by NCAR, as reported by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong. Climate change is beginning to cause a decrease in …

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Supercomputer Helps Uncover Six New Cancer Types

Japanese team use Xeon-based supercomputer to identify how gene mutations lead to cancers. New cancer treatments may be on the horizon thanks to research assisted by Xeon-powered supercomputing, according to this brief by Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Wylie Wong Headline: Study Discovers Six Types of Liver Cancer Researchers, who deployed …

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Getting Hooked on Perceptual Computing

From Teaching to Hackathons, nascent Perceptual Computing makes a big impact Perception isn’t everything, it’s the only thing – according to Slashdot Media Contributing Editor Rick Leinecker, writing about his experience at a recent Perceptual Computing Hackathon I remember it vividly. It was the night that I was overcome with …

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