Scalable clusters make HPC R&D easy as Raspberry Pi

A quest to help the systems software community work on very large supercomputers without having to actually test on them has spawned an affordable, scalable system using thousands of inexpensive Raspberry Pi nodes. It brings ...

Startup Pi out to slice the charging cord

Silicon Valley youngster Pi on Monday claimed it had developed the world's first wireless charger that does away with cords or mats to charge devices.

Students experience 'NASA Satellites 101'

Astronauts aren't the only ones who get to use NASA technology. Computer scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, work to make flight software and satellite technology more accessible ...

How a farm boy from Wales gave the world pi

One of the most important numbers in maths might today be named after the Greek letter π or "pi", but the convention of representing it this way actually doesn't come from Greece at all. It comes from the pen of an 18th ...

Pi might look random but it's full of hidden patterns

After thousands of years of trying, mathematicians are still working out the number known as pi or "π". We typically think of pi as approximately 3.14 but the most successful attempt to calculate it more precisely worked ...

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