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Staff at Russian nuclear facility caught using supercomputer to mine Bitcoins

Two Russian engineers at a top-level facility tried to use a supercomputer to mine Bitcoins for their own personal gain but were immediately caught. How? They apparently forgot about one little restriction.
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Developers use 750 Raspberry Pi boards as supercomputing testbed

During the Super Compute 2017 convention, the Los Alamos National Laboratory introduced a new testing platform using 750 Raspberry Pi boards. It's an alternative for high-perfomance computing software developers.
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Scientists use a supercomputer to simulate one of history’s biggest quakes

Hoping to help improve quake defenses, researchers have used a supercomputer to carry out a simulation of the December 2004 earthquake and tsunami which caused the deaths of more than 200,000 people.
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The Dragon Spacecraft is carrying precious cargo in the form of a supercomputer

Next week, the Dragon Spacecraft from Elon Musk's high-flying company SpaceX will be carrying some very precious cargo. It's a Hewlett Packard Enterprise supercomputer called the Spaceborne Computer.
Emerging Tech

Scientists use a supercomputer to build a simulation of the known universe

Researchers at the University of Zurich in Switzerland have used a supercomputer to create a simulation of the entire known universe -- made up of some 25 billion virtual galleries.
Emerging Tech

Scientists re-create a devastating tornado using a supercomputer simulation

Scientists used a supercomputer to re-create a supercell storm in an effort to understand its structure and mechanisms. Most importantly, they wanted to know why certain storms create such intense tornadoes.
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The fastest supercomputer in the world may soon come out of Japan

It's already one of the most technologically advanced countries, and now, Japan is looking to cement its position at the forefront of digital innovation. It's all contingent upon a new supercomputer that aims to be the fastest in the world.
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U.S. Department of Energy preps rival to top Chinese supercomputer

In the wake of China's TaihuLight claiming first place in last week's ranking of the world's top supercomputers, the U.S. Department of Energy has detailed its top contender to regain the title.
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China edges past U.S. for the first time in top supercomputer rankings

For the first time, the Top500 listing of the most powerful supercomputers in the world features more systems of Chinese origin than those that came from the United States.
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Nvidia's Drive PX 2 to be used in autonomous racecars for the Roborace Championship

During GTC 2016, Nvidia revealed that its Drive PX 2 supercomputer will be installed in racecars competing in the Roborace Championship. The company is also working on an end-to-end HD mapping system using Tesla GPUs and the Drive PX 2.
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Supercomputers have names and NCAR’s new one is named Cheyenne

Named Cheyenne for the Native American tribe and the city in which the facility is located, the powerful new computer will be used to study data from climate change to wildfires, and everything in between.
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China still has the fastest supercomputer, and now has more than 100 in service

The Top 500 rankings are a fun way to gauge which countries boast the most powerful rigs in the world. While the U.S. still has the most supercomputers in service, China's TIanhe-2 remains the fastest in the world.