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Soon We’ll Have A Supercomputer In Every Living Room

[credit provider=”NCAR” url=”http://nwsc.ucar.edu/”] When they first came to the public eye in the 1950s or so, computers were astronomically expensive room-sized behemoths. Over time, they developed into the familiar desktops and mobile devices of today.Yet, as powerful as our consumer computers have become, they can’t touch processing capabilities of a […]
Soon We’ll Have A Supercomputer In Every Living Room
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IBM Has Sent A Supercomputer To College To Learn How To Be More Human

[credit provider=”Ben Hlder / Getty Images”] TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Watson, the supercomputer famous for beating the world’s best human “Jeopardy!” champions, is going to college.IBM is announcing Wednesday that it will provide a Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first time the computer is being sent to a […]
IBM Has Sent A Supercomputer To College To Learn How To Be More Human
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An IBM Scientist Taught His Supercomputer To Swear Like A Sailor

[credit provider=”striatic via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/2191408271/in/[email protected]/”] A funny thing happened on the way to creating an IBM supercomputer capable of understanding human language: A research scientist accidentally filled its vocabulary with foul language.And the computer, known as Watson, didn’t know the difference between salty phrases and polite ones. It started peppering […]
An IBM Scientist Taught His Supercomputer To Swear Like A Sailor
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Meet Yellowstone, The Supercomputer Saving The Planet

[credit provider=”NCAR” url=”http://nwsc.ucar.edu/”] If a superhero is a person with unusual powers who fights evil, then a Yellowstone is a supercomputer that should wear a cape. Its mission is nothing less than saving the world from climate change.Yellowstone is a brand-new IBM supercomputer. It’s the star of a new, 153,000-sq. […]
Meet Yellowstone, The Supercomputer Saving The Planet
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A Team Of UK Engineers Built A Supercomputer Out Of Legos

[credit provider=””>woodleywonderworks via Flickr”] Engineers at the University of Southampton in the UK have built a supercomputer using 64 Raspberry Pis, which are minimal $35 hobby computers, and Legos to contain everything all the parts, reports CIO Today.The design was developed by professor Simon Cox with help from his 6-year […]
A Team Of UK Engineers Built A Supercomputer Out Of Legos
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IBM Breakthrough Could Make Today’s Supercomputers Look Like An Atari

[credit provider=”wikimedia commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:STInBeauty.jpg”] IBM scientists have made a technical breakthrough that could usher in the next generation of computers, known as quantum computing. This is a computer where the transistors are so small, the computer is working with atoms and molecules.The computational problems that a quantum computer could solve […]
IBM Breakthrough Could Make Today’s Supercomputers Look Like An Atari