Thought for the month

“Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction the sign of truth.” Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and physicist (1623 – 62).

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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