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2009-06-24 17:38:00

Shaheen System to enable scientific, economic and social advances through development and application of high performance computing solutions JEDDAH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the high-performance computing (HPC) system, named Shaheen, has placed 14 among the world's most powerful supercomputers, according to the latest TOP500 List of Supercomputers. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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