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  • adj. A metric for objects on the scale of quadrillions (1015 or 1,000,000,000,000,000) of elements. Most often used for computer systems; a petascale computer system operates at speeds measured in petaflops and has memory measured in petabytes.

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  • IBM has said it will build a "petascale" supercomputer based on its upcoming Power7 processor for the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • IBM said that it planned to build a "petascale" supercomputer that would be based on the upcoming Power7 processor and would be used by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • New "petascale" computer models depicting detailed climate dynamics, and building the foundation for the next generation of complex climate models, are in the offing.

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  • Researchers at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, collaborating with NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research), COLA (Center for Ocean-Land-Atmospheric Studies) and the University of California at Berkeley are utilizing a $1. 4M award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to generate new "petascale" computer models depicting detailed climate dynamics, and building the foundation for the next generation of complex climate models.

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  • $1. 4M award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to generate new "petascale" computer models depicting detailed climate dynamics, and building the foundation for the next generation of complex climate models.

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  • 2008 / 09 / 04: NSF: Climate Computer Modeling Heats Up -- New "petascale" computer models lead to better understanding of weather-climate links

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  • This new generation of petascale machines will move scientific simulation beyond just supporting the two main branches of science, theory and experimentation, and into the foreground.

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  • He starts with a truly important and exciting development – giant new petascale datasets that resist ordinary modes of analysis, but which we can use to uncover heretofore unexpected patterns lurking within torrents of information – and draws a dramatically unsupported conclusion – that the age of theory is over.

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  • Already several U.S. companies, including Cray (CRAY), IBM, and Sun Microsystems (SUNW) are preparing to create computers with petascale computing power.

    Japanes Computer Breaks Petaflop Barrier | Impact Lab

  • The NCSA said it still plans to pursue a petascale computer in what it called "timely manner" and is working with the National Science Foundation.

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