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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...

Word of the Day
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.