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Supercomputing

+ - Intel Releases Superchip with 80 Cores!

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Jason Jacobs
Jason Jacobs writes "Just when you thought Dual Core was cool Intel has decided to leap lightyears ahead in the CPU arena and will reveal details on Monday of a processor capable of more than a thousand billion calculations per second. Intel Corporation researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail while using less electricity than most of today's home appliances. This is the result of the company's innovative 'Tera-scale computing' research aimed at delivering Teraflop — or trillions of calculations per second — performance for future PCs and servers. Technical details of the Teraflop research chip will be presented at the annual Integrated Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) this week in San Francisco. Intel Super CPU"
Sci-Fi

+ - The 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Franchises of All Time

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Michael
Michael writes "If there is one thing that Geeks will debate from now until the end of time...it's which Sci-Fi franchises are the best. Everyone had their favorites, and everyone has ones that they hate.

So, it is with great caution that I present the following list to you, and I ask that you not call for my head on a stick if you disagree with me...and I'm sure some of you will.

What I have compiled here is, in my view, the 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Franchises of All Time. I encourage you to make your own list on this subject if you disagree, and post it in the comments at the end of the article..."

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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