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March 2, 1999
Cal State Northridge has leased one of the San Fernando Valley's first supercomputers, capable of quickly processing immense amounts of data. The supercomputer, with its 12 billion bytes of memory, is the centerpiece of CSUN's new Northridge Computational Center, which has formed a partnership with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works to pay for half the lease and collaborate with CSUN students and faculty on projects.
August 26, 1986 |
Sometimes it takes a supersalesman to sell a supercomputer. While the UC San Diego Supercomputer Center is relying on a team of supercomputer professionals to attract corporate support, another university with a National Science Foundation-funded supercomputer center has enlisted Hal, the scheming supercomputer in Arthur C. Clarke's "2001, a Space Odyssey." "Hal . . .
May 18, 1996 |
The U.S. National Science Foundation has selected NEC Corp. of Japan as the primary vendor to supply a multimillion- dollar supercomputer for a Colorado weather research center, NEC said today, marking the first time the U.S. government has purchased such a machine from a Japanese company. The decision came despite intense lobbying by U.S. supercomputer vendor Cray Research Inc.
August 26, 1986 |
Facing reluctance from businesses concerned about bottom-line costs, the Cray supercomputer center at UC San Diego has signed contracts with only five industrial firms since it opened amid much hoopla last fall. Despite strong support from corporate scientists, officials at the UCSD facility haven't been able to persuade corporations to include supercomputer center research grants or equipment donations in their capital budgets. But UCSD isn't alone.
November 9, 2004 |
Big Blue has brought the title of the world's fastest supercomputer back to the United States for the first time in three years. IBM Corp.'s still-incomplete Blue Gene/L system was officially named the fastest in the world Monday by the Top500 project, an independent group of university computer scientists. The system was clocked at 70.72 trillion calculations per second, almost double the performance of the reigning leader -- Japan's Earth Simulator, which can sustain 35.
November 6, 1987 |
Massachusetts Institute of Technology said Thursday that it has canceled plans to buy a supercomputer because of U.S. government concerns that Japanese bidders illegally offered to sell at unfairly low prices. MIT Provost John Deutch said the school reacted to concerns raised by the Commerce Department, which has accused the Japanese of closing their home market to U.S. supercomputers while "dumping" their own supercomputers in the United States.
March 14, 1988 |
Scientists at the Sandia National Laboratory announced Sunday that they have developed a supercomputer that can solve complex scientific problems 1,000 times faster than a normal computer, a rate far faster than scientists believed possible.
November 5, 1985 |
Larry Smarr, the director of the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications, suggested that corporate America follow George Washington's lead. "When Washington got to the Delaware, he couldn't wait three months for a break in the weather," said Smarr, who has been prodding corporations to look beyond the next fiscal quarter and join in an "historic quantum jump" into the supercomputing world of the 1990s.
March 1, 2001 |
NEC Corp. has agreed to settle a long-standing dispute with U.S. rival Cray Inc. that could open the door for the Japanese company to sell its supercomputers in the United States for the first time in four years. The Tokyo-based electronics maker will invest $25 million in Cray, which also makes supercomputers, and will drop a complaint against duties imposed on NEC supercomputer sales in the U.S. in 1997. Cray will distribute NEC supercomputers in North America and ask the U.S.
June 9, 1985
GA Technologies Inc. of San Diego has selected the architecture firm Mosher/Drew/Watson/Ferguson, also San Diego, to design the San Diego Supercomputer Center on the campus of UC San Diego. Designed to give computational resources to academic and nonprofit research institutions, it will be operated by GA Technologies under a contract with the National Science Foundation. The 58,000-square-foot building will be constructed by M. H. Golden Co., San Diego, for a cost of $7.