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2009-01-20 13:15:10

A massive supercomputer intended to gauge the affect of climate change in the UK, will ironically be a huge emitter of greenhouse gases. The Met Office's new IBM supercomputer, which cost more than $46 million, is expected to begin operations later this year. It will emit an estimated 14,000 tons of CO2 each year, according to Dave Britton, the Met Office's chief press officer. It will be the second most powerful machine in Britain, with the ability to perform 125 trillion calculations per...

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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.