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Scientists have used a supercomputer to simulate what the Universe was like as the first galaxies were forming. The model maps how matter is thought to have been distributed a few hundred million years after the Big Bang. The work should help astronomers hunt down ancient galaxies using the latest telescope technologies - they will know what to look for.


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A supercomputer built with components designed for the Sony PlayStation 3 has set a new computing milestone. The IBM machine, codenamed Roadrunner, has been shown to run at "petaflop speeds", the equivalent of one thousand trillion calculations per second. ... "We are getting closer to simulating the real world." ... It would be of particular use for calculating risk in financial markets, he said. "The latency of...


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When you get a computer as large as a petaflop, you can start to think of simulations that might complement the physical world.


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China has become one of a handful of nations to own one of the top five supercomputers in the world.
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Scientists are planning to use the largest supercomputers to simulate life on Earth, including the financial system, economies and whole societies. The project is called "Living Earth Simulator" and part of a huge EU research initiative named FuturIcT.


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China has claimed the top spot on the list of the world's supercomputers.


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China's Tianhe-1A supercomputer has been confirmed as the most powerful in the world.


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A pioneering research effort could shrink the world's most powerful supercomputer processors to the size of a sugar cube, IBM scientists say. The approach will see many computer processors stacked on top of one another, cooling them with water flowing between each one. The aim is to reduce computers' energy use, rather than just to shrink them. Some 2% of the world's total energy is consumed by building and running computer...


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