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  • richardmitnick 9:24 pm on June 30, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , IBM Corporation, , Smarter Planet,   

    From the WCG Clean Energy Project at Harvard: The IBM Contribution 

    The Clean Energy Project (CEP2) at Harvard University gives us the look into IBM’s contribution to the betterment of Society via World community Grid (WCG).

    Watch this short video.

    You can visit the WCG web site (link is above), download the BOINC software agent, and attach to the Clean Energy Project. We would love to have you.

    From the project:

    Mission
    The mission of The Clean Energy Project is to find new materials for the next generation of solar cells and later, energy storage devices. By harnessing the immense power of World Community Grid, researchers can calculate the electronic properties of hundreds of thousands of organic materials – thousands of times more than could ever be tested in a lab – and determine which candidates are most promising for developing affordable solar energy technology.

     
  • richardmitnick 11:36 am on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    From the Wall Street Journal: “Rutgers University, IBM Open Supercomputer Center” 

    As a proud alumnus of Rutgers University, I could not let this go by.

    This is copyright protected material, so just a highlight or two.

    By HEATHER HADDON
    March 27, 2012

    “Rutgers University and International Business Machines Corp. IBM -0.02% will cut the ribbon Tuesday on a technology center in New Jersey that houses a $3.3 million supercomputer—stacks of processors that can digest massive quantities of data in a fraction of the time that a desktop unit would take.

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    Named “IBM Blue Gene/P,” the machine, about the size of two refrigerators, will be one of the most powerful computers in the Northeast, with thousands of central processing units, or CPUs. IBM hopes in the coming year it will make the prestigious “TOP 500″ list of the world’s most powerful computers, determined by a group of academic and government researchers.

    The supercomputer has similar analytical capabilities to “Watson,” the IBM computer that competed on the TV game show “Jeopardy.”

    A genome analysis that would take a year on a desktop, for example, could wrap up in a day on this computer, said Michael Pazzani, vice president for research and economic development at Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J., where the technology center is located.

    ‘This is the first step in a multiyear plan that involves IBM and Rutgers. We hope to become one of the top 10 academic computing centers in the world,’ Mr. Pazzani said.”

    See the full article here.

     
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