Thought for the month

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Edmund Burke, politician (1729 – 97).

Monday, 12 December 2011

Speedy Intel

The SC11, supercomputer conference, in Seattle saw Intel show off an accelerator chip on a test machine capable of speeds of one teraflop, equal to one trillion calculations per second. The chip packs 50 individual processors into one unit. Not quite faster than light or neutrino speeds but still fairly quick.

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