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Cluster Computing

Supercomputers in US put brawn over brains

People can say all they want about these slick, new mobile phones in the market. Not interested.

Monday, 18 November, 2002, 12:00am


SUPERCOMPUTERS play a vital role in the defence industry as they can be used to test nuclear weapons, design missiles and develop technology that can crack complex computer codes used to protect sensitive information. A supercomputer's power is measured by the number of theoretical operations it can perform per second.

18 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

IBM fined for Russia exports

A subsidiary of IBM last week admitted 17 counts of illegally exporting a supercomputer and computer workstations to a Russian nuclear weapons laboratory, according to on-line publication Newsbytes.

A District Court judge in Washington DC fined Moscow-based IBM East Europe/Asia the maximum allowed by law, US$8.5 million in criminal penalties.

11 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Expert's testimony supports controls

Stricter controls on supercomputer exports from the United States to China are needed to curb the development of Beijing's military technology, according to testimony given last summer to the US Government by a leading trade expert.

17 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Sun servers boost networking

SUN has announced a new line of high-end servers that improve on previous models by as much as 70 per cent.

They are also being offered in clustered configurations to target the high-end markets traditionally captured by mainframes.

18 Oct 1994 - 12:00am