Posts tagged supercomputer
Stanford Researchers Build Million-Core Supercomputer

As you're aware, most computers have four processor cores, some have eight; but a team at Stanford have built a supercomputer that contains over a million cores. 

This behemoth of a machine is called 'Sequoia,' and can be found at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in California. It contains a whopping 1,572,864 cores, and 1.6 petabytes of memory - that's 1.6 million gigabytes, almost enough to store the data of every academic library in the US.

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£1 Billion Supercomputer To Reconstruct And Simulate 'Entire Human Brain'

 

An international group of researchers have secured over £1 billion to fund the incredibly ambitious 'Human Brain project.'  Scientists will spend the next decade understanding, mapping, and virtually simulating the network of over a hundred billion neuronal connections that illicit thought, emotion, and consciousness.

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IBM's 'Sequoia' Is Capable Of Performing 16 Thousand Trillion Calculations Per Second

Built by IBM and coming in at a monstrous 4,500 square feet at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, the supercomputer known as ‘Sequoia’ has taken back the United States’ number one spot for the world’s fastest supercomputer from Japan and Fujitsu’s K Computer.

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