World’s top 10 fastest supercomputers of 2013 (Infographic)

Titan is a supercomputer built by Cray at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for use in a variety of science projects.

When we buy a new computer we think at some point that it must be a supercomputer, at least when you compare it to the computer you had prior to the new one. it seems our computers are getting slower, but that is not really the case. What happens is that the software we use on it gets more powerful, which makes the computer struggle more. That’s when we all wish we had access to one of the many supercomputers currently being constructed throughout the world.



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MythBusters Paint Mona Lisa with 1,100 Shots from a Paintball Gun


In a presentation made at Nvidia’s NVISION show this week, Adam and Jamie unveiled a 1100 barrel paintball gun and-in an instant-painted a pretty convincing (if slightly drippy) Mona Lisa. In typical MythBusters fashion, the incredibly elaborate experiment was only tenuously linked to their hypothesis. The presentation was intended to represent the difference in operation between single and multicore processors, referring to current gen CPUs versus GPUs, respectively.

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