News tagged with powerful computer

Slimming down supercomputers

Supercomputers are hungry for power. Titan—the fastest supercomputer in the country—located in Tennessee consumes about 8 megawatts of electricity each year. In return, it solves quadrillions of calculations a second. ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Hardware
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Mastering magnetic reconnection

On March 12, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists launched four observational satellites into space, officially beginning the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission. The diminutive spacecraft, ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Computers that mimic the function of the brain

Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and adapt without needing to be programmed or updated. It has nearly limitless memory, is difficult ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Nanophysics
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