News tagged with computer processing

Japan computer smashes speed record

A Japanese supercomputer has broken its own record as the world's fastest machine by performing 10 quadrillion calculations per second, its developers announced.

dateNov 04, 2011 in Hardware
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'Jaguar' supercomputer gaining speed

Cray Inc. said it has sealed a deal to overhaul the US Department of Energy's "Jaguar" supercomputer, making it faster than any other machine on the planet.

dateOct 12, 2011 in Hardware
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Why many cells are better than one

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have quantified the number of possible decisions that an individual cell can make after receiving a cue from its environment, and surprisingly, it's only two.

dateOct 12, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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