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Simulations Show Nuclear Weapon Performance In Molecular Detail
2012-06-06 03:56:29

U.S. researchers are perfecting simulations that show a nuclear weapon's performance in precise molecular detail, tools that are becoming critical for national defense because international treaties forbid the detonation of nuclear test weapons. The simulations must be operated on supercomputers containing thousands of processors, but doing so has posed reliability and accuracy problems, said Saurabh Bagchi, an associate professor in Purdue University's School of Electrical and Computer...

One Terabit-Per-Second Transfer Speed Available With Holey Optichip
2012-03-08 11:27:08

IBM researchers have developed a prototype optical chip, called Holey Optochip, with the ability to transfer a terabit of data per second, which could enhance the power of supercomputers, such as those found in the Power 775 and Blue Gene systems from IBM. The chip is a parallel optical transceiver consisting of both a transmitter and a receiver that is designed to handle the large amount of data created and transmitted over corporate and consumer networks as a result of new applications...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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