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Engineers building first space supercomputer

HAL may soon be getting some company. But unlike the famous computer companion in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the first space-based supercomputer — so described because it will be by far the most powerful ...

Oct 26, 2006
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AMD reveals plans for 25x efficiency gains by 2020

(Phys.org) —California-based semiconductor product company, AMD, has announced goals for very ambitious efficiency gains in its products over the rest of the decade. AMD has already made headway in improving ...

Jun 22, 2014 weblog
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Samsung Now Producing 256GB Solid State Drives

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has begun mass producing 256 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives for use in notebooks and desktop PCs. With the addition of the high-speed 256GB drive, Samsung now ...

Nov 21, 2008
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What Comes After Hard Drives?

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability to store and retrieve data is an important component of today's computers, as well as other modern electronic devices such as cell phones, video game consoles, and camcorders. ...

Oct 23, 2009 feature
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Samsung Develops 40nm 32 Gb NAND Flash

Samsung Electronics today announced that it has developed the industry’s first 40-nanometer memory device. The new 32 Gigabit (Gb) NAND flash device is the first memory to incorporate a Charge Trap Flash ...

Sep 11, 2006
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NVIDIA GPUs power world's fastest supercomputer

(PhysOrg.com) -- NVIDIA has built the worldэs fastest supercomputer using 7,000 of its graphics processor chips. With a horsepower equivalent to 175,000 laptop computers, its sustained performance is ...

Oct 29, 2010 weblog
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