supercomputers

SGI

Meet the Community Keeping Obsolete Supercomputers Alive

Nearly 30 years after Silicon Graphics ruled the high-performance computing roost, its supercomputers have found themselves a new home with a small community full of enthusiasts—some of whom weren’t even alive during the company’s heyday.
Ernie Smith
9.27.18
particles

Physicists Imagine a Supercomputer Based on ‘Magic Dust’

If it scales, the polariton-based computer could leave everything else in the ... dust.
Michael Byrne
9.28.17
space rocks

Watch a Supercomputer's Fever Dream of the Chelyabinsk Asteroid Flameout

Understanding the dynamics of asteroid airbursts will make us better prepared for them.
Becky Ferreira
6.29.17
quantum supremacy

IBM Just Made a 17 Qubit Quantum Processor, Its Most Powerful One Yet

IBM, Google and others are racing to achieve quantum supremacy.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
5.17.17
Re-Exposure

This Trippy Image Shows How Supercomputers Helped Build Better Jet Engines

It's not a psychedelic desktop wallpaper from the future; it’s a compressor blade simulation from the past, produced by a Cray supercomputer.
Ernie Smith
2.23.17
FOOD

Three Thanksgiving Recipes from Watson, the Computer that Won Jeopardy

The best part about Thanksgiving is going home to all of the delicious food that's been cooked for you by a computer.
Matthew Braga
11.25.15
video

The Idiot’s Guide to Quantum Computing

A two-minute explainer on a major game-changer.
Rachel Pick
10.19.15
short circuit

IBM's Watson Now Helps People Who Need a Supercomputer to Understand Memes

You know who these people are.
Clinton Nguyen
9.24.15
News

China’s Supercomputer Is Shut Down After Tianjin Explosion

The Tianhe-1A was just kilometers from the epicenter of the blast.
Emiko Jozuka
8.14.15
short circuit

IBM's Watson Supercomputer Is Getting Into Fantasy Football

The supercomputer will coach you on how to fantasy sports better.
Clinton Nguyen
8.12.15
News

Obama's New Executive Order Says the US Must Build an Exascale Supercomputer

A new "whole government initiative" will create supercomputers for a "post Moore's Law era."
Jason Koebler
7.29.15
videos

Maybe Aliens Are Too Busy Mind-Hacking to Make First Contact

The Munich-based animation studio Kurz Gesagt takes a shot at solving the Fermi paradox.
Becky Ferreira
6.4.15