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2013-06-19 23:02:24

InfiniBand connects 16 of 33 Petascale-capable systems; FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand is fastest growing interconnect technology on the list. ISC13, Leipzig, Germany (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The InfiniBand® Trade Association (IBTA), a global organization dedicated to maintaining and furthering the InfiniBand specification, today announced that the newly released TOP500 shows InfiniBand as the interconnect of choice for the world´s most powerful supercomputers, connecting 16 of the...

China Reclaims 'World's Fastest Supercomputer' Title With Tianhe-2
2013-06-17 14:29:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Chinese researchers have developed the world's fastest computer system capable of operating as fast as 33.86 petaflops per second. Tianhe-2, developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, overtook the former champion Titan, which was built by the United States. Titan is installed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and now ranks number two with a performance of 17.59 petaflops...

Planck Mission Exposes Ancient Light With Help From Supercomputer
2013-03-21 13:31:52

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Like archeologists carefully digging for fossils, scientists with the Planck mission are sifting through cosmic clutter to find the most ancient light in the universe. The Planck space telescope has created the most precise sky map ever made of the oldest light known, harking back to the dawn of time. This light, called the cosmic microwave background, has traveled 13.8 billion years to reach us. It is so faint that Planck observes every point on the sky...

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...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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