Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

Supercomputer travels back in time to predict climate future

To try to assess global warming's impact on the environment and see if the world faces an abrupt climate change, Zhengyu Liu, director of the Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, is turning to supercomputing technol...

Advocate fears privacy woes from Google-DoubleClick

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that it won't try to block Google's planned acquisition of online ad-serving vendor DoubleClick, or seek to impose any privacy protection requirements in return for allowing the US$3.1 billion deal to g...

NYSE places buy on Linux, hold on Unix

The New York Stock Exchange is investing heavily in x86-based Linux systems and blade servers as it builds out the NYSE Hybrid Market trading system that it launched last year. Flexibility and lower cost are among the goals. But one of the things tha...

Iranian computing center pulls Opteron photos from Web site

The Iranian computing research center that says it built a supercomputer with Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processors has removed from its Web site photographs showing a possible link to the United Arab Emirates as a source of the chips. But somet...

Supercomputers bulk up on power while losing price pounds

The trade show floor at the SC07 supercomputing conference in Reno, Nevada, last month had a futuristic, film noir feel, with low lights, large glowing screens and scattered towers that displayed the names of companies and national laboratories. It w...

Intel moves to consolidate 133 data centers

An IT manager at Intel says that the company wants to run its data centers "like an Intel factory," a strategy that includes a plan to consolidate 133 existing IT facilities into eight data center hubs.

Ask.com has bespoke answer for cutting server power usage

Think of it as the server equivalent of looking your best in custom-tailored clothes: Some of the large server users, such as Ask.com, are now buying customized, industry-standard servers built around the specific needs of their applications. In doin...

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