How Sand is Transformed Into Silicon Chips

25 05 2009

The amazing journey from sandcastle to Core i7 processor.

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World’s fastest CPU clocked at 128 gigaflops

16 05 2009

Reports from Japan say that a new supercomputer processor has taken the crown of world’s fastest by not just beating, but obliterating the old record. Fujitsu’s eight-core SPARC64 VIIIfx Venus CPU was clocked at 128 billion computations per second, which destroyed the previous Intel-held record by a factor of 2.5.

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Who has the most servers?

16 05 2009

There was a milestone buried deep within the earnings tables in this week’s first quarter results from Rackspace: the San Antonio company has become one of a select number of companies that have more than 50,000 servers.

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100 Obscure and Remarkable CD Covers

14 05 2009

100 truly remarkable, beautiful, yet obscure CD covers that capture both a buyers attention and the essence of the music.

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Past experience is invaluable for complex decision making

14 05 2009

Researchers have shown that past experience really does help when we have to make complex decisions based on uncertain or confusing information. They show that learning from experience actually changes the circuitry in our brains so that we can quickly categorize what we are seeing and make a decision or carry out appropriate actions.

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The 10 Most Shafted Characters from Lost

14 05 2009

This is a list of characters used and abused by the people who make Lost, who seem to be stricken with that same sickness that sometimes befalls comic book writers — which is to say that when you paint yourself into a story corner, just kill someone and step on their corpse to get out of it.

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Star Crust is Ten Billion Times Stronger Than Steel

14 05 2009

A new computer model suggests that the outer crusts of so-called neutron stars are the strongest known material in the universe.

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