An experimental Intel chip shows the feasibility of building processors with 1,000 cores, an Intel researcher has asserted. The architecture for the Intel 48-core Single Chip Cloud Computer (SCC) processor is "arbitrarily scalable,"
For much of its existence, Woodward Governor Co. has been building fuel nozzles and other parts for jet aircraft engines the old-fashioned way -- carefully designing them, building physical prototypes out of raw
High-performance computing (HPC) has almost always required a supercomputer -- one of those room-size monoliths you find at government research labs and universities. And while those systems aren't going away, some of the
When I think of a supercomputer, I still envision a monster box, its console ablaze with flashing lights. Alas, supercomputers are much duller today. In fact, according to top500.org, more than half of
Published on: October 20th, 2006