New USA-Made Supercomputer Is The Fastest In The World

  The Energy Secretary of the United States, Steven Chu, announced on June 18th that a newly built supercomputer called Sequoia is now the fastest computer in the world. Built for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California; Sequoia has now been ranked in ‘The Top500 list’, which is an annual ranking of

Earthquake Simulation Rocks

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers have presented the most up to date and advanced simulation of earthquake shaking yet, at the Supercomputing 2010 conference held this week in New Orleans. The “M8” simulation depicts a magnitude 8.0 earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault in much greater detail than has ever been seen before in

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