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Blue Gene

An IBM research project located at Argonne National Laborator, which is dedicated to exploring the frontiers in supercomputing: in computer architecture, in the software required to program and control massively parallel systems, and in the use of computation to advance the understanding of important biological processes, such as protein folding.
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The system that now ranks second, IBM's Blue Gene Prototype 1, topped the last Green500 list in November 2010.
Information technology company IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced on Tuesday that the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory will use IBM's next-generation Blue Gene supercomputer to enable significant advances in research.
IBM (NYSE:IBM) and KingAbdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the Saudi Arabian nationalresearch and development organization, today announced a multi-year agreement tocollaborate on advancing machine translation technologies, advancing intellectualproperty development and establishing a National Women Software Development Centre.Under terms of the agreement, KACST will purchase an IBM Blue Gene supercomputer toenable KACST scientists to perform complex simulations and computational modeling.
Under terms of the agreement, KACST will purchase an IBM Blue Gene supercomputer to enable KACST researchers to perform complex simulations and computational modelling.
The 500 sq m centre, which was expected to open in 2010, would make use of an IBM Blue Gene supercomputer that the State Agency for Information Technology and Communication bought in 2008.
Of the top 50 supercomputers worldwide, 40 percent are running on SUSE Linux Enterprise, including the top three -- IBM* eServer Blue Gene at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, IBM eServer BlueGene/P (JUGENE) at the Juelich Research Center and SGI* Altix 8200 at the New Mexico Computing Applications Center.
It is twice as fast as the Blue Gene system, also created by IBM.
Topics of the 38 papers include research models for patient-centered healthcare services, natural deduction calculus for computation tree logic, intelligent traffic management through MPEG-7 vehicle flow surveillance, and performance modeling of the Blue Gene architecture.
The world's fastest and most powerful computer is also made by IBM, the Blue Gene L Supercomputer based at the US Department of Energy which has a top speed of 130 Teraflops.
As an example of its expertise--and the power of its $4.75 billion annual budget for RD&E--IBM Research is developing Blue Gene, a $100 million supercomputer that will explore some of the most basic and data-intensive mysteries in life science.
As part of its Blue Gene life sciences compute project, IBM has partnered with the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Agency.