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Bug Repellant For Supercomputers
2012-11-15 21:57:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For many computer users, finding a bug or an error in their system can be more than difficult, it can be a chore with no clear beginning or ending. Personal computers of all types and platforms have become increasingly sophisticated in even the last 5 years, yet they cannot perform nearly as well as today´s supercomputers. These shelves and racks of processors and other components run so many calculations, they have to be...

Titan Computer Is Fastest
2012-11-12 19:21:07

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has completed some upgrades to their existing super computer, and they´ve become awfully proud of it. This new supercomputer combines the power of CPUs and GPUs, improving the power of the previous Jaguar supercomputer ten fold. The result: The Titan supercomputer takes up the same footprint of about 200 refrigerators and is said to be capable of calculating 20 petaflops without...

Titan: World's Fastest Supercomputer Unleashed
2012-10-29 10:21:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has created a machine capable of doing the unthinkable. In fact, it´s capabilities not only sound impossible, they sound fictional. By combining traditional CPUs with graphical processing units (GPUs), the Titan Supercomputer capable of spitting out 20 petaflops, making it 10 times more powerful than ORNL´s previous Jaguar supercomputer. For the uninitiated, a petaflop, says...

2012-08-08 23:02:25

Some of the most popular shoes of summer are not always foot friendly. Here are tips and insights from Topical BioMedics for avoiding pain and injuries. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 People love to set their feet free in the hot lazy days of summer“¦.but this can lead to significant foot problems later on down the line. Individuals are especially at risk if they have foot health conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, or complications related to diabetes,...

NASA Supercomputer Gets A Boost
2012-06-20 04:24:01

NASA's flagship Pleiades supercomputer just received a boost to help keep pace with the intensive number-crunching requirements of scientists and engineers working on some of the agency's most challenging missions. Pleiades is critical for the modeling, simulation and analysis of a diverse set of agency projects in aeronautics research, Earth and space sciences and the design and operation of future space exploration vehicles. The supercomputer is located at the NASA Advanced...

Intel Reveals New Details Of Exascale Supercomputing Chip
2012-06-19 08:39:41

Researchers at Intel are building new chip architectures to bring high-performance computing into the exascale range, or 1,000 times faster than a petaflop, which is one quadrillion, or a thousand trillion, calculations per second. The No. 1 chipmaker disclosed new technical details about its new line of processors, which are based on Intel´s “Many Integrated Core Architecture,” saying its latest technology for high-performance computing is worthy of an entirely new brand...

US Recaptures Reign As Having World's Fastest Supercomputer
2012-06-18 09:06:53

It has been more than two years since the US lost the number one spot on the TOP500 list of the world´s fastest supercomputers to China, which then lost that spot to Japan´s K Computer. Now, after IBM unveiled its Sequoia BlueGene/Q System which manages a sustained 16.32 petaflops, the title is returning to the US, dropping Japan to second. The computer, built for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) by IBM, outpaces Japan´s K Computer by more than 5 petaflops...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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