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Chinese supercomputer destroys speed record and will get much faster

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Lights on the Tianhe-2 supercomputer change color depending on the power load. Jack Dongarra A Chinese supercomputer known as Tianhe-2 has been measured at speeds of 30.65 petaflops, or 74 percent faster than the current holder of the world's-fastest-supercomputer title. The speed is remarkable partly because the Intel-based Tianhe-2...
Chinese supercomputer destroys speed record and will get much faster

University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock

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Things got a tad hairy for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Blue Waters supercomputer when IBM halted work on it in 2011, but with funding from the National Science Foundation, the one-petaflop system is now crunching numbers 24/7. The behemoth resides within the National Center for Supercomputing Application...
University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock
White House politely declines Death Star petition, citing $850 quadrillion cost

We the people want a Death Star

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The Obama administration just tried to pull an Obi-Wan Kenobi on the American people. "This is not the petition response you're looking for," writes Paul Shawcross of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Shawcross, who heads the Science and Space branch of OMB, gave a digital...
We the people want a Death Star

The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

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If you believe even a fraction of the hyperbolic crap pumped out by the MPAA, RIAA, and other copyright lobbies, you would think that piracy (née file sharing) has resulted in artists and publishers being shortchanged by billions of dollars. In Capitol v. Thomas, the most prominent case when it...
The MPAA and RIAA should buy The Pirate Bay

Intel claims a new chip is first step toward exascale supercomputing

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We told you today about the newly crowned world’s fastest supercomputer, which used IBM Blue Gene/Q chips and 1.6 million cores to hit a record 16 petaflops—a petaflop being one quadrillion, or a thousand trillion calculations per second. As if that isn’t fast enough, researchers are trying to build new...
Intel claims a new chip is first step toward exascale supercomputing

Quick thought on Apple iOS devices sales and why it's spectacular

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mnlst: 2007 -December 2012: 500 million iOS devices sold. October - December 2012 - 75 million devices sold Conclusion: Apple sold, during the Q1 2013's 13 weeks, 15% of all iOS devices ever sold. 15% in three damn months. Probably a good reason for why Apple's share price fell. LOL The...
Quick thought on Apple iOS devices sales and why it's spectacular

Researcher breaks Pi calculation record with the help of NVIDIA

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Yesterday's self-congratulatory pat on the back to anyone reciting Pi to ten digits might feel a bit inadequate compared to Santa Clara University's Ed Karrels. The researcher has broken the record for calculating Darren Aronofsky's favorite number, taking the ratio to eight quadrillion places right of the decimal. Given...
Researcher breaks Pi calculation record with the help of NVIDIA
The Fastest Supercomputers In The World
World's fastest supercomputer from '09 is now obsolete, will be dismantled

White House Vaporizes Death Star Petition

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An estimated $850 quadrillion effort to add a “Death Star” similar to the one seen in “Star Wars” to the United States’ military arsenal would be too costly and doomed to failure. This according to the Obama administration which on Saturday officially rejected a citizen petition calling for the White...
White House Vaporizes Death Star Petition

This week in Crave: The quadrillion dollar edition

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This week, we joined a "Gangnam Style" flash mob, repelled water with our bodies, and voted for a video game hero for president. [Read more]...
This week in Crave: The quadrillion dollar edition

Visualizing Facebook’s Media Storage: How Big Is 100 Petabytes?

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Just a little tidbit from everyone’s favorite reading material this week, the Facebook IPO filing: the company noted that it now stores over 100 petabytes of media (photos and videos) uploaded by its 845 million users. In case “100 petabytes” didn’t blow you over, the filing further explains that’s equal...
Visualizing Facebook’s Media Storage: How Big Is 100 Petabytes?
IBM NNSA Sequoia brings the 'world's fastest supercomputer' title back to the US

What can you do with a supercomputer?

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In general, when ExtremeTech or another technology website discusses supercomputers, it’s always in terms of speed; teraflops, petaflops, the rush to exascale, and so on. There’s a reason for this, of course: After decades of indoctrination by Intel, processing speed is something that nearly all of us can relate to.What’s...
What can you do with a supercomputer?

Virgin Mobile's password security rapped by researchers

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Millions of subscribers to Virgin Mobile USA, the pay-as-you-go arm of Sprint in the United States, may be at risk to hacker attack due to its weak password scheme for accessing their online accounts, according to security researchers. Virgin Mobile's password deficiencies were exposed by independent software developer Kevin...
Virgin Mobile's password security rapped by researchers
The green supercomputer: Adaptive Computing is ensuring fast doesn't mean wasteful

10 ways big data changes everything

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A yottabyte isn’t what happens when the Jedi master starts gnawing on your leg. It’s the information equivalent of one quadrillion gigabytes, or 1024 bytes, and is enough digital data to fill the states of Delaware and Rhode Island with a million data centers, according to Backblaze. While the world...
10 ways big data changes everything

American-Made Titan Tops World Supercomputing List

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It wasn’t so long ago now that the President of the United States, speaking before Congress, bemoaned the loss of American leadership in supercomputing. At the time, the world’s most powerful computer, as measured by the authoritative Top 500 list jointly prepared by the Universities of Tennessee and Mannheim, resided...
American-Made Titan Tops World Supercomputing List
9 gigapixels, 84 million stars: Peer into the world's most detailed photo of the Milky Way

Researcher breaks Pi calculation record using Nvidia GPUs

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A researcher has broken the record for calculating the mathematical constant Pi, by using a number of computers running with Nvidia graphics cards. Ed Karrels of Santa Clara University used the GPUs in the graphics cards instead of normal computer processors in order to calculate pi to eight-quadrillion places.......
Researcher breaks Pi calculation record using Nvidia GPUs

Oak Ridge Lab builds world's fastest computer, still can't divide by zero

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan Cray XK7 supercomputer is officially the world's fastest data cruncher just after being unveiled last week. According to IEEE Spectrum , Top 500 released an updated list Wednesday morning at the SC12 Supercomputing Conference that shows the Titan toppling its...
Oak Ridge Lab builds world's fastest computer, still can't divide by zero

IU's petaflop supercompter is the first to be a "dedicated university resource"

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On Friday, Indiana University debuted what school officials called the first petaflop supercomputer to be a dedicated university resource. Keeping in line with Hoosier pride (and their previous supercomputer), the new academic resource is called Big Red II. "It's important that this is a university-owned resource," said the director...
IU's petaflop supercompter is the first to be a "dedicated university resource"

What is combined heat & power & why does Obama like it?

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President Obama signed an executive order on Thursday that seeks to boost the energy efficiency of the industrial sector by implementing a technology called combined heat and power or (CHP). Great, so WTH is CHP? Combined heat and power or cogeneration is the simultaneous creation of both electricity and heat from...
What is combined heat & power & why does Obama like it?

AWS now stores 1 trillion objects in S3

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Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3) now hosts more than a trillion — yes, a trillion — objects for its cloud computing customers, proving once again that AWS is the king of the cloud. To get a concept of how big a trillion is, Amazon’s Jeff Barr in a blog...
AWS now stores 1 trillion objects in S3

Citigroup’s massive scalability challenges, by the numbers

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The concept of webscale computing gets a lot of attention thanks to the impressive scope of operations at companies like Google and Facebook, but one could argue there’s an even more-impressive tier of IT infrastructure: bank-scale. It’s not because banks are necessarily operating larger infrastructures than Google, or that they’re...
Citigroup’s massive scalability challenges, by the numbers

10 Ways Big Data Changes Everything

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A yottabyte isn’t what happens when the Jedi master starts gnawing on your leg. It’s the information equivalent of one quadrillion gigabytes, and is enough digital data to fill the states of Delaware and Rhode Island with a million data centers, according to Backblaze. While the world hasn’t yet...
10 Ways Big Data Changes Everything

Mobile Internet devices will outnumber humans this year, Cisco predicts

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Cisco came up with an interesting prediction in its latest forecast of global mobile data traffic: by the end of this year, there will be more Internet-connected mobile devices than people on Earth. "By the end of 2012, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people...
Mobile Internet devices will outnumber humans this year, Cisco predicts

Apple's $100bn cash hoard: just how big is it really?

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And how big is a billion anyway? Click the image below to see what you could get with the $97.6bn Apple has in cash reserves - and see how much you know about the number that is everywhereApple decides what to do with $97.6bn in cash reserves the company has...
Apple's $100bn cash hoard: just how big is it really?

The race to 100 petaflops: Cray and China go head-to-head to build the world's fastest supercomputer

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Hot on the heels of the 20-petaflops Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the recently-crowned world’s fastest supercomputer, Cray has announced the XC30 architecture, which will allow for the creation of supercomputers that break 100 petaflops — 100 quadrillion floating-point operations per second.Not to be outdone, China has also...
The race to 100 petaflops: Cray and China go head-to-head to build the world's fastest supercomputer
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