Data still safer with encryption: Experts

American intelligence operatives may be colluding with technology companies and using backdoors and brute force attacks to crack encryption technologies, but encryption is still the best way to protect the privacy of online

Published on: September 9th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Amazon hails era of ‘utility supercomputing’

LONDON, U.K. -- Cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services is heralding the era of utility supercomputing, whereby massive computational resources and storage requirements can be accessed on demand.Speaking at the launch of Intel's Xeon

Published on: March 12th, 2012 sophie curtis

Supercomputers with 100 million cores by 2018

There is a race to make supercomputers as powerful as possible to solve some of the world's most important problems, including climate change, the need for ultra-long-life batteries for cars, operating fusion reactors

Published on: November 16th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

Nvidia releases $10,000 ‘personal supercomputer’

Hardware maker Nvidia has announced a new computer that has the power of a cluster of computers at a small fraction of the cost. Nvidia, working with several partners, has developed the Tesla

Published on: November 18th, 2008 Grant Gross

IBM supercomputer to ‘dramatically improve’ weather forecasting

A powerful new IBM supercomputer will soon be put to use at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where it is expected to dramatically bolster the group's ability to model and predict climate

Published on: November 5th, 2006 Todd R Weiss

Google, NASA sign Research and Development pact

Google Inc. and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed a wide-ranging agreement Wednesday to collaborate on future research projects aimed at pooling the computing knowledge of both organizations. During a

Published on: September 29th, 2005 Tom Krazit

IBM opens European supercomputer on-demand centre

To meet growing demand for supercomputing services, IBM Corp. opened a new high-capacity centre in Europe on Friday — its second such centre and first outside the U.S. The Deep Computing Capacity On

Published on: April 29th, 2004 John Blau

IBM lands DOE deal for fastest supercomputers

IBM Corp. has secured a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), valued at between US$216 million to US$267 million, to build two supercomputers, including the ASCI Purple, which is being billed

Published on: November 18th, 2002 Laura Rohde


IBM Canada and the University of British Columbia (UBC) recently turned loose a new supercomputer - code named Monster - that will help researchers predict and plan for avalanches, forest fires, earthquakes, cyclones

Published on: January 24th, 2002 No Author