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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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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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Cray adopts Microsoft for supercomputer line

High-end computing specialist says it will use Windows HPC Server in a line of products aimed at departments and universities.

By September 16, 2008

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Cray taps Nvidia chips for large supercomputer

Company will use Nvidia GPUs in its largest supercomputers, employing a back-to-the-future technology that played a role in the earliest supercomputers.

By September 21, 2010

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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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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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Japanese supercomputer first to clear 10 petaflops

The fastest got faster, as the K Computer topped its own record on the twice-yearly supercomputer speed test by scoring 10.51 quadrillion calculations per second.

By November 14, 2011

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Phone history, full of steampunk designs and rotary dials

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series geeks out in a building full of telephone bygones, wallowing in the beauty of rotary dial phones, giant switchboards, and a brick-size early mobile phone.

By April 12, 2012

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The Black Hole: Los Alamos lab surplus store surprises

If Los Alamos National Laboratory had a garage sale, it would look like the Black Hole, a surplus store full of musty old equipment. Crave's Nerdy New Mexico tries to figure out what all those twiddly knobs are for.

By April 11, 2012