Sign up for the Tech Alert newsletter and receive ground-breaking technology and science news from IEEE Spectrum every Thursday.
CERN's massive parallel processing system is expanding from particle physics to everything else, and from Europe to everywhere else
A team of geophysicists and computer scientists closes in on the ultimate seismic-imaging code for finding oil
Synthetic citizens will help social scientists. The first task is to model flu transmission patterns from 100 gigabytes of population data
A group at Virginia Tech is working with the U.S. Department of Defense to tackle the H1N1 outbreak
The Chinese Tainhe-1A system has taken the top spot away from the U.S. Department of Energy's Jaguar machine
What will happen if a hurricane hits the Gulf's 20-million-gallon oil spill?
Piz Daint masters both speed and efficiency by keeping data close to its processors
Cooling servers with liquids rather than air could greatly cut energy use, but it faces cultural barriers in commercial data centers
These 10 EEs have the jobs of their dreams--and maybe yours as well
Spectrum's monthly slideshow proves that a picture is worth a thousand bytes
A step toward optical computers
A proposed supercomputer would do just one job--model global climate--but consume far less electricity than a general-purpose machine
Will Eka, the most powerful privately owned supercomputer in the world, turn a profit?
Adding cores slows data-intensive applications
Cooling computers with hot water is a step toward zero-emission data centers
Interconnect architecture allows for the most efficient routing of data, developer says
Two simulations and an angry e-mail reveal the conflicting goals of supercomputer brain modeling
Future exaflop supercomputers will consume too much power without new software
Honda’s new Acura NSX is the first to marry a V-6 engine to three electric motors for high-speed steering