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2009-07-23 14:06:05

A supercomputer named Novo-G described by its lead designer as likely the most powerful computer of its kind in the world became operational this week at the University of Florida.Novo-G gets the first part of its name from the Latin term for "make anew, change, alter," and the second from "G" for "genesis." A "reconfigurable" computer, it can rearrange its internal circuitry to suit the task at hand. Applications range from space satellites to research supercomputers "” anywhere size,...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.