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Crave visits the Cray-1, a true museum piece

The megaflop-busting Cray-1 made computing history back in 1976. Crave's Nerdy New Mexico arrives in the atomic city of Los Alamos to meet up with with this supercomputing classic.

By April 10, 2012

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Confirmed, finally: D-Wave quantum computer is sometimes sluggish

The D-Wave Two quantum computer clocks in no faster than a standard PC, but those already well-known results still leave us scratching our heads over speed testing.

By June 19, 2014

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Steve Jobs' perfect pitch: The Macintosh launch

guest post Former Apple executive Jean Louis Gassée takes a nostalgic look at the Mac's historic launch and promises -- not to be confused with the hard struggle later on the battlefield.

By January 23, 2014

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Top500 supercomputer rankings await speed-test shakeup

The latest list of most-powerful computers is a bit of same old, same old. But soon, it won't be so easy to get ahead on the Top500 list by plugging in special-purpose accelerator cards.

By November 18, 2013

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Chinese supercomputer tops the charts -- two years early

Tianhe-2, with 3.1 million processor cores and a lot of Chinese-build technology, is the new leader of the twice-yearly list of the world's 500 fastest supercomputers.

By June 17, 2013

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Former supercomputer king Roadrunner to shut down today

Created to monitor the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, the IBM supercomputer was the first to break the petaflop barrier.

By March 31, 2013

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Titan steals No. 1 spot on Top500 supercomputer list

The machine, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, bumps the IBM-based Sequoia system down a notch with its performance of 17.59 petaflops per second.

By November 12, 2012

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US election whips Twitter and Donald Trump into frenzy

Obama's win in the United States presidential election has become the most tweeted about event in US political history, while at the same time Donald Trump had a Twitter meltdown.

By November 6, 2012

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Titan supercomputer debuts for open scientific research

The system is powered by Nvidia GPUs and thought to be one of the two fastest supercomputers in the world. It's capable of making 20,000 trillion calculations each second.

By October 29, 2012

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Was Russia's discovery of water on moon in 1976 ignored?

A Columbia University astrophysicist declares that the Luna 24 mission secured geological samples that had traces of water. The West, however, allegedly ignored the thought until 1994 when the Clementine mission produced similar results.

By May 30, 2012