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How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 21:02
New submitter jorge_salazar (3562633) writes Pieces of the decommissioned Ranger supercomputer, 40 racks in all, were shipped to researchers in South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana to help seed their supercomputing aspirations. They say they'll need supercomputers to solve their growing science problems in astronomy, bioinformatics, climate modeling and more. Ranger's own beginnings were described by the co-founder of Sun Microsystems as a 'historic moment in petaflop computing."

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How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 21:02
New submitter jorge_salazar (3562633) writes Pieces of the decommissioned Ranger supercomputer, 40 racks in all, were shipped to researchers in South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana to help seed their supercomputing aspirations. They say they'll need supercomputers to solve their growing science problems in astronomy, bioinformatics, climate modeling and more. Ranger's own beginnings were described by the co-founder of Sun Microsystems as a 'historic moment in petaflop computing."

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How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 21:02
New submitter jorge_salazar (3562633) writes Pieces of the decommissioned Ranger supercomputer, 40 racks in all, were shipped to researchers in South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana to help seed their supercomputing aspirations. They say they'll need supercomputers to solve their growing science problems in astronomy, bioinformatics, climate modeling and more. Ranger's own beginnings were described by the co-founder of Sun Microsystems as a 'historic moment in petaflop computing."

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How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 21:02
New submitter jorge_salazar (3562633) writes Pieces of the decommissioned Ranger supercomputer, 40 racks in all, were shipped to researchers in South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana to help seed their supercomputing aspirations. They say they'll need supercomputers to solve their growing science problems in astronomy, bioinformatics, climate modeling and more. Ranger's own beginnings were described by the co-founder of Sun Microsystems as a 'historic moment in petaflop computing."

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OpenStack Swift Storage Project Gets New Policies

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-07-14 21:00

eWEEK: Open-source cloud storage is set for a policy-based future. These policies enable cloud administrators to be more flexible with their storage back end.

Categories: linux, news, open source

IBM to drop SoftLayer pod in Melbourne

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-14 20:32
Big Blue joins the race to cloudify Australian business

IBM will bring a "pod" of its SoftLayer infrastructure-as-a-service offering to Melbourne.…

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D-Wave to bust 1,000-qubit barrier with new quantum compute device

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-14 20:31
Bags $30m in funding as it preps quantum-as-a-service thing

D-Wave is planning a big expansion into quantum computing hardware and their software, helped in part by $30m in extra funding from venture capitalists.…

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New leaked 'Windows 8 screenshot': The Start Menu strikes back

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-14 20:28
Revamped launcher could arrive in update this year

A purportedly leaked screenshot of what appears to be an upcoming version of Windows has given us a closer look at the much-rumored new "hybrid" Start Menu, suggesting it may be coming sooner, rather than later.…

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Climate change signals the end of Australian shiraz as we know it

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-14 20:26
HOBART Tasmania (Reuters) - Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer's winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley - the hot, dry region that is home to the country's world-famous big, brassy shiraz.
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Can it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of PUREST ... BLACK?

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:48
Brit boffins stumble on wonder material while down the pub

British boffins have constructed a light-absorbing nano-material that could improve the accuracy and sensitivity of imaging and optics systems.…

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U.N. pulls staff out of Libya as clashes kill 13, close airports

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:39
BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI Libya (Reuters) - The United Nations on Monday pulled its staff out of Libya where at least 13 people have been killed in fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi and in Tripoli, forcing the closure of the international airport.
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Exclusive: Iran nuclear negotiators under pressure after leader's speech

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:31
VIENNA (Reuters) - A major speech by Iran's Supreme Leader has limited the ability of the Iranian delegation at high-level nuclear talks to make concessions with six world powers and this could scuttle chances for Tehran to reach an accord to end sanctions, diplomats said.
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Microsoft's new 'Adam' AI trounces Google ... and beats HUMANS

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:26
Asynchronous design crucial in giving 120-machine cluster the edge in neural-network wars

The battle for neural-network dominance has heated up as Microsoft has developed a cutting-edge image-recognition system that has trounced a system from Google.…

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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:12
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "Hidden From Google, the brainchild of a web programmer in New Jersey, archives each website that Google is required to take down from European Union search listings thanks to the recent court decision that allows people to request that certain pages be scrubbed from Google's search results if they're outdated or irrelevant. That decision has resulted in takedown requests from convicted sex offenders and huge banking companies, among thousands of others."

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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:12
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "Hidden From Google, the brainchild of a web programmer in New Jersey, archives each website that Google is required to take down from European Union search listings thanks to the recent court decision that allows people to request that certain pages be scrubbed from Google's search results if they're outdated or irrelevant. That decision has resulted in takedown requests from convicted sex offenders and huge banking companies, among thousands of others."

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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:12
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "Hidden From Google, the brainchild of a web programmer in New Jersey, archives each website that Google is required to take down from European Union search listings thanks to the recent court decision that allows people to request that certain pages be scrubbed from Google's search results if they're outdated or irrelevant. That decision has resulted in takedown requests from convicted sex offenders and huge banking companies, among thousands of others."

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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:12
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "Hidden From Google, the brainchild of a web programmer in New Jersey, archives each website that Google is required to take down from European Union search listings thanks to the recent court decision that allows people to request that certain pages be scrubbed from Google's search results if they're outdated or irrelevant. That decision has resulted in takedown requests from convicted sex offenders and huge banking companies, among thousands of others."

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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:12
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "Hidden From Google, the brainchild of a web programmer in New Jersey, archives each website that Google is required to take down from European Union search listings thanks to the recent court decision that allows people to request that certain pages be scrubbed from Google's search results if they're outdated or irrelevant. That decision has resulted in takedown requests from convicted sex offenders and huge banking companies, among thousands of others."

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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:12
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "Hidden From Google, the brainchild of a web programmer in New Jersey, archives each website that Google is required to take down from European Union search listings thanks to the recent court decision that allows people to request that certain pages be scrubbed from Google's search results if they're outdated or irrelevant. That decision has resulted in takedown requests from convicted sex offenders and huge banking companies, among thousands of others."

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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-14 19:12
Daniel_Stuckey (2647775) writes "Hidden From Google, the brainchild of a web programmer in New Jersey, archives each website that Google is required to take down from European Union search listings thanks to the recent court decision that allows people to request that certain pages be scrubbed from Google's search results if they're outdated or irrelevant. That decision has resulted in takedown requests from convicted sex offenders and huge banking companies, among thousands of others."

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