Mathematica 8 Gets Performance Boost, Integration with Wolfram Alpha

December 14, 2010

The eighth version of Mathematica was released last month, the latest in Wolfram Research's 22-year-old computational software platform. Although the tool is a relative newcomer to the high performance computing world, a raft of new capabilities have been added over the last several years that are aimed directly at the performance crowd. Mathematica 8 builds on those capabilities and adds some new ones that make it a serious contender for HPC applications. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Wolfram Alpha’s API Is Free, but Using It Costs

October 16, 2009

The company has provided a public API for using its service, but users will have to pay fees. Read more…

By By John Timmer

Wolfram Alpha: A Web-Based Application That Embraced Supercomputers

July 9, 2009

Wolfram Alpha, the Web-based computational engine introduced in May, is not a traditional supercomputing application, but relies on supercomputers to satisfy its unique requirements. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Is La Toya Jackson a Prime Number?

May 20, 2009

Wolfram Alpha is not Google. Read more…

By Douglas Eadline, Ph.D.

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