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  • Could 'Trinity' be a real WOPR?
    Could 'Trinity' be a real WOPR?
    Seattle-based Cray Inc received a huge boost Thursday when they were awarded a $174 million contract to build a supercomputer for the NNSA (National Nuclear Security Administration). The supercomputer system dubbed “trinity”, after the...
  • Transcendence
    Uploading the mind
    In Transcendence, Johnny Depp uploads his mind to a supercomputer. Could we one day be doing this? According to scientist we might be able to by the year 2045. Science Fiction has always dreamed of one day transfering the human mind into computers...
  • IBM's Watson the supercomputer
    Watson the supercomputer takes on brain cancer
    Watson the supercomputer takes on brain cancer in an uncredited news article from BBC News March 20, 2014. Watson will be working on analyzing DNA data from patients afflicted with glioblastoma. Glioblastomas are the most common form of central...
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    China supercomputer named fastest in world: Tianhe-2 takes top place
    A new China supercomputer is now ranked as the world's fastest, according to a report by Forbes on June 17. The list is revised every six months, and now the Tianhe-2 gets the top honor.The National University of Defense Technology in China...
  • Analyzing billions of tweets for a living as a security informatics scientist.
    Analyzing billions of tweets for a living as a security informatics scientist
    What can data scientists learn by paying attention to billions of tweets, social media expressions, and Facebook posts? Patterns. Analyzing billions of tweets for a living is one way to use social issues in the media as a data scientist. Several...
  • Lunar south pole
    Lunar based supercomputer proposed to enhance NASA's deep space network
    According to Wired, a graduate student at the University of Southern California has proposed building a supercomputer buried beneath the lunar surface. Such a facility would help to alleviate the bandwidth shortage that is becoming more apparent...
  • Watson comes to Seattle and puts the city in Jeopardy
    Watson comes to Seattle and puts the city in Jeopardy.
    The SC11; the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis; to be held at Seattle's convention center will be feature one of the biggest names in game show history the IBM's supercomputer Watson...
  • IBM Watson Supercomputer
    IBM's Watson Supercomputer Ready To Crush Human Opposition
    IBM's super powerful supercomputer will be competing, starting on Monday, on Jeopardy against two Jeopardy legends, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. When a practice round was staged a few months ago, Watson beat both champions.Watson is a state...
  • Tianhe A1
    China’s new supercomputer is the fastest in the world
    China unveiled their new supercomputer, the Tianhe-1A, in Beijing on Wednesday. A spokesman for Nvidia has stated that the computer will be an open access tool for scientific research. Supercomputers like this are fantastic tools for scientists...
  • Tianhe-1A
    China now owns the World's Fastest Supercomputer title
    Follow me on TwitterMove over, Cray. Cray supercomputers have frequently held the title of the world's fastest supercomputer, but the company has some work to do. The new owner of that title resides in China.The newest world's fastest...