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2010-11-16 14:35:00

The Department of Energy's National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) announced on Tuesday that it is now home to the fifth most powerful supercomputer in the world. The new supercomputer can perform 1.05 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second) running the Linpack benchmark.  The machine is named Hopper after Admiral Grace Hopper, a pioneer in software development and programming languages. The Hopper is funded by Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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