During the past decade, many different computer systems supporting high-performance computing have emerged. Cluster computing is a form of computing in which a group of computers is linked together so that they can act like a single entity. Clusters are usually deployed to improve performance and availability over that of a single computer while typically [Read more…]
Ford India, the Indian subsidiary of American auto giant Ford Motor Company, is recalling 1.28 lacs of its popular Figo and Classic models to rectify some problems, said a company official. But the official still declined to comment to queries about the action taken against the vendor or whether the components are made by the company itself. [Read more…]
Miss China Yu Wenxia, won the coveted title of Miss World on Saturday during final held in a mining city on the edge of the Gobi desert. The mostly Chinese audience erupted in cheers and fireworks lit up the sky when it was announced that the home candidate, Yu Wenxia, had been awarded the title. She became China’s second Miss World winner.
Yu beat out 115 contestants, a record, in the highly publicized annual international beauty pageant. China also won the Miss World title in 2007, when model Zhang Zilin took the crown. [Read more…]
Before talking about Ethical Hacking, let’s discuss what hacking is. Hacking can be defined as the practice of modifying the features of a system, in order to accomplish a goal outside of the creator’s original purpose. In general words, hacking is unauthorized use of computer and network resources. Some other specialists refer it to the hobby or profession of working with computers. [Read more…]
With nuclear power on the ropes in Japan, it could be solar power’s time to shine. Minamisoma City in Fukushima prefecture has signed an agreement with Toshiba to build the country’s biggest solar park. The deal was done after Japan introduced feed-in tariffs to subsidise renewable energy – a move that could see the nation become one of the world’s largest markets for solar power. [Read more…]
London: Legendary British Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has launched the most powerful shared-memory supercomputer. During the launch, which is part of the Numerical Cosmology 2012 workshop at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Hawking said, “We have made spectacular advances in cosmology and particle physics recently.” The COSMOS supercomputer is part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council DiRAC High Performance Computing facility, a national service for UK cosmologists, astronomers and particle physicists, as well as non-academic users.
He said,”Cosmology is now a precision science, so we need machines like COSMOS to reach out and touch the real universe, to investigate whether our mathematical models are correct.”
Hawking also expressed hope that humankind will soon find an ultimate theory which, in principle, would enable the forecasting of anything that happens in the universe.
Hawking added, “I hope that we will soon find an ultimate theory which, in principle, would enable us to predict everything in the universe.”
The COSMOS consortium’s current programme of research aims to advance the understanding of the origin and structure of the universe, primarily through the scientific exploitation of the cosmic microwave sky.
“Even if we do find the ultimate theory, we will still need supercomputers to describe how something as big and complex as the universe evolves, let alone why humans behave the way they do!”, Hawking said.
Jeremy Yates, the Project Director for DiRAC, said, “The COSMOS supercomputer is vital part of the DiRAC Facility. DiRAC now offers five leading systems to UK researchers, two of which are in Cambridge.It allows the UK cosmology and extra-solar planet research communities to take a leading role in understanding how structure was formed in the very early universe and the composition of the atmospheres of extra-solar planets.”
Yes, you read it right – Digital Jewelry !!!! Mostly, when we heard about Jewelry, various ornaments comes into our mind. It is natural as Jewelry is worn for many reasons i.e for aesthetics, as a symbol of affiliation or commitment or even to impress others. Researchers are trying to change the way we think about the Jewelry we wear. It may seem surprising today, maybe not tomorrow. The latest computer craze has been to be able to wear wireless computers.“Digital Jewelry” looks to be the next upcoming sizzling fashion trend of the technological wave. In the next wave of mobile computing devices, our jewelry might double as our cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and GPS receivers. [Read more…]
The world today is in search for the new technology and even has contributed certain inventions in the field of science that are none less than miracles. The one such contribution is provided by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT). It has announced technology Redtacton. Different services that we see everywhere are genuinely user-friendly and one will require technologies that enable communication between people and objects in close proximity. Focusing on the naturalness, inevitability, and sense of security conveyed by touching in everyday life, this article describes human area networking technology that enables communication by touching, which we call RedTacton. [Read more…]