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  • World's new fastest supercomputer runs on AMD and Cell hardware

    World's new fastest supercomputer runs on AMD and Cell hardware

    Yesterday we noted a test where a stripped-down Cell processor beat the pants off an Intel Core2 Quadro at an h264 transcoding task. Well, now that doesn’t seem so surprising, as the Roadrunner supercomputer built by IBM primarily with Cell processors is now calculating at the rate of one petaflop. That’s a quadrillion operations per second. I never thought I’d see the number… Read More

  • Time Warner Cable Using Wrong Power Supplies To Throttle Service?

    Time Warner Cable Using Wrong Power Supplies To Throttle Service?

    So I just got off the phone with Time Warner cable. I’ve had their standard Wireless Road Runner service for four months now. During that time, our wireless broadcast has gone out for absolutely no reason numerous times (it has already gone out three times today alone). The only way to get it going again would be to call tech support and have them restart the signal. Not only that, but even… Read More