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Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Lab Opens ‘Catalyst’ Supercomputer to Industry Partners

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has opened its new supercomputer to industry partners for testing on big data systems. The National Nuclear Security Administration uses Catalyst for its Advanced Simulation and Computing program and the technology features the NNSA’s Tri-lab open source software for common user platform, LLNL said May 6. Cray and Intel collaborated with the laboratory …

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Energy Dept to Build Supercomputers to Model Nuclear Explosions

Congress is asking the Energy Department to develop fresh supercomputers over the next 10 years to model nuclear weapons explosions, Nextgov reported Monday. Bob Brewin writes that language in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act asks for exascale computers that work to perform quintillions of operations per second for weapons …

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Chopra to Make Appearance at Smart Grid ‘Who’s Who’

White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra will travel to the West Coast for ConnectivityWeek, a series of workshops and panels Silicon Valley BizBlog called a “who’s who” in smart-grid technology and deployment. The event, spanning four days and some 250 speakers, will also feature representatives from Silicon Valley giants …

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FTC: Antitrust Laws Flexible Enough for Digital Age

The Federal Trade Commission recently testified before a U.S. House of Representative subcommittee about its measures to keep consumers protected against monopolies in a quickly-developing technology market. “Some have argued that there should be different rules for markets characterized by rapid technological development, but Congress drafted the antitrust laws in …

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Government to Conserve Energy on ‘Power IT Down Day’

In an effort to reduce the government’s energy consumption, federal employees, as well as the private sector corporations serving them, will power down all electronics Aug. 27 as part of “Power IT Down Day.” The day of conservation comes as part of last February’s GreenGov Final Report, which encouraged ideas …

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