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Bitcoin mining operation tops world’s fastest supercomputers

Bitcoin mining operation tops world’s fastest supercomputers

Bitcoin, the online currency that looks to revolutionize how we look at money in an online environment, is rising in popularity. However, in order to create Bitcoins, you have to mine them first, meaning that you give up a certain amount of computational power in order to process the creation of Bitcoins (similar to Folding@Home). In fact, Bitcoin mining is such a huge thing right now, that the entire mining network is faster than most of the world's fastest supercomputers combined.

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Indiana University’s petaflop supercomputer bucks public trend

Indiana University’s petaflop supercomputer bucks public trend

Indiana University's new petaflop supercomputer is the first supercomputer to be a "dedicated university resource." It has been named Big Red II, and is a big replacement to IU's previous supercomputer, Big Red, which reached speed of 28 teraflops, drastically slower than Big Red II's one petaflop speeds. Big Red II will be used to help students and staff members with their research on various subjects.

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Eurora supercomputer cuts back on CO2 emissions with help of NVIDIA GPUs

Eurora supercomputer cuts back on CO2 emissions with help of NVIDIA GPUs

The world obviously needs its supercomputers, but with a growing energy crisis, efficiency is becoming a big priority. The problem is that supercomputers require a lot of power, but that's an issue Eurotech and NVIDIA are trying to solve in the new Eurora computer. Not only is this beast powerful, but NVIDIA has announced that it's also breaking efficiency records for supercomputers.

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Johnny Depp will play a supercomputer in upcoming movie

Johnny Depp will play a supercomputer in upcoming movie

There have definitely been some weird and crazy movie roles in the past few years, but none may not exceed an upcoming role by Johnny Depp who will play a scientist who gets his brain uploaded into a supercomputer. The upcoming movie will be called Transcendence, and some details about the new film have been revealed today.

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NVIDIA Tesla K20 family reintroduced as world’s most powerful GPU

NVIDIA Tesla K20 family reintroduced as world’s most powerful GPU

This week the folks at NVIDIA are making it clear that the K20 family of Tesla GPU architecture is ready for action, and riding in on the wave of power comes the Titan - K20 accelerated and named world's fastest supercomputer just this morning. The Titan supercomputer works with a beastly 18,688 NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerator units and makes it clear that this family is more than ready to knock the cap off the processing roof in more ways than one. In addition to being the fastest GPU in the world the K20X model working with the Titan has been revealed as the new #1 entry on the Green500 list for energy efficiency.

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NVIDIA-powered Titan becomes world’s fastest Supercomputer

NVIDIA-powered Titan becomes world’s fastest Supercomputer

It's been revealed this morning that the Titan Supercomputer is not just one impressive beast in and of itself, it's now officially the fastest on the planet. According to the TOP500 list update released this morning at the SC12 Supercomputing Conference, NIVIDA Tesla K20 GPU-accelerated Titan has indeed become the fastest supercomputer on Earth, and has out-done the rest of the supercomputers by a massive amount. Titan works with a massive 18,688 NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerators and has topped the previous record holder here near the end of 2012, that being the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Sequoia system.

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