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2012-07-24 07:43:18

NASA will exercise the fourth one-year option on a contract with Computer Sciences Corp. of Lanham, Md., to provide supercomputing support services at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The option is valued at about $60.3 million. The option exercised on the cost-plus-award-fee contract begins Aug. 1 and continues through July 31, 2013. The contract consists of a two-year base period, which began Aug. 1, 2007, and eight one-year priced options with a maximum value of...

2012-07-17 12:08:15

Melbourne researchers are now simulating in 3D, the motion of the complete human rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of the common cold, on Australia´s fastest supercomputer, paving the way for new drug development. Rhinovirus infection is linked to about 70 per cent of all asthma exacerbations with more than 50 per cent of these patients requiring hospitalization. Furthermore, over 35 per cent of patients with acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are hospitalized each...

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...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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