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​Raspberry Pi stars in UK spy agency's mini supercomputer

Interlinking dozens of the cheap, small electronic brains won't break any computing speed records. But it could help teach people how to program tomorrow's computer systems.

By March 11, 2015

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In newest tally, supercomputing progress tapers off

Hardware, software and funding limits mean it's not easy to make the fastest computers even faster. That's too bad for the industries that rely on them.

By November 17, 2014

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IBM, Nvidia land $325M supercomputer deal

US Energy Department funds two huge machines that combine IBM and Nvidia chips with Mellanox networking. A further $100 million goes toward making faster next-gen supercomputers.

By November 14, 2014

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How many PlayStation 2s would make a Galaxy S6?

A fun new visualization compares old tech with new and finds that computing power has increased a trillionfold since 1956.

By May 15, 2015

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Top500 supercomputer race hits a slow patch

The pace of performance increases has slowed among the world's fastest supercomputers, while China now has nearly as many as the UK, France, and Germany combined.

By June 23, 2014

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How Maingear customizes any computer imaginable

Jeff Bakalar tours the Maingear computer headquarters in New Jersey to see how the company custom-builds any computer imaginable -- from entry-level gaming PCs to $12,000 water-cooled powerhouses.

By February 24, 2015

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IBM's Chef Watson recipe book lets you cook like a computer

IBM's Watson isn't just serious about crunching numbers, it's also serious about crunching food.

By April 10, 2015

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1 million UK children to be given a free computer for coding

Samsung, Microsoft, ARM and the people behind Raspberry Pi are collaborating with publicly funded UK broadcaster the BBC on the Micro Dot device.

By March 12, 2015

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Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.

By February 21, 2014

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Key to crazy-fast computers: Doped-up glass?

The Internet moves at light speed, but your computer doesn't. Not yet, at least. Doping up some glass to act like fiber optics could change that.

By November 7, 2014