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China built world's fastest super computer named Tianhe-1A

Tianhe-1A, a new supercomputer revealed today at HPC 2010 China, has set a new performance record of 2.507 petaflops, as measured by the LINPACK benchmark, making it the fastest system in China and in the world today(1). The Tianhe-1A Supercomputer, located at National Supercomputer Center, Tianjin Tianhe-1A epitomizes modern heterogeneous computing by coupling massively parallel GPUs with multi-core CPUs, enabling significant achievements in performance, size and power. The system uses 7,168 NVIDIA® Tesla™ M2050 GPUs and 14,336 CPUs; it would require more than 50,000 CPUs and twice as much floor space to deliver the same performance using CPUs alone. More importantly, a 2.507 petaflop system built entirely with CPUs would consume more than 12 megawatts. Thanks to the use of GPUs in a heterogeneous computing environment, Tianhe-1A consumes only 4.04 megawatts, making it 3 times more power efficient -- the difference in power consumption is enough to provide electricity to over 5

Taiwanese woman marries herself

As bizarre as it may sound, Chen Wei-yih, 30 years old woman from Taiwen, spent $5,700 on her solo-wedding ceremony with some 30 friends around, renting a banquet hall, hiring a wedding planner,photographer etc. She wanted to show other single thirty-something women that they were not failures. To add more on this, she has planned solo-honeymoon soon, just like a traditional marriage. It really knocks on my head how she would accomplish this and what it really means to be on honeymoon without a groom. ummm I'm thinking something else... Further she denies being anti-marriage, homo-sexual or any other cult that one could think of. According to her, she couldn't find an eligible one in whole Taiwan. This one particular news has raised eyebrows on Taiwanese men. I don't know what's her definition of perfect man is. I'm not against the idea of loving oneself. But, this news is way far than that. I smell Narcissism disorder. She needs help, a definite psychological h

What??? sex.com sold for $13 million??

Are we still on dot com boom period or what? A domain name SEX.COM got sold for $13 million. I didn't even know that this domain existed before this headline I saw today.  It is said that Clover Holdings, the highest of 12 bidders,  bought the domain from it's bankrupt owner, Escom LLC. I couldn't help visiting that site and seriously I was turned off  by sex.com's cheesy content. src

NASA to setup a defense mechanism against asteroid hazards

Few years ago, I heard news about buying land on the moon. I simply ignored, thought it as some sort of mockery. People were bidding for that. Since past few days, I'm reading news about plans to set up lunar base on the moon. Actually, NASA has been planning this for long and working day and night for it.  They plan to surpass the Apollo missions by establishing a base on the moon that could lead to a permanent human presence on the lunar surface. I was amused to imagine that buying plots on moon's surface is not despicable at all when moon base becomes reality. Recent developing news suggest that there is at least 1 billion gallon of water on moon's surface discovered just from last year's moon bombing LCROSS experiment. This is just from one crater. What does it mean for average guy like me? It means spacecraft wouldn't have to bring water from Earth. It'll cut the expenses and load on spacecrafts. If astronauts land near ice deposits,and say they set up a

Best check cashing service in whole bay area

Money Market Financial Inc is the best check cashing service in the whole bay area. It's located in downtown Santa Cruz on Pacific ave. Santa Cruz itself is a beautiful city on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay, about 72 mi (115 km) south of San Francisco and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California in the United States of America. A typical check cashing service charges fees more than a bank from 5% up to 10%. Money Market Financial Inc started on 1% and now they're settled on charging only 2.25% for most checks brought in. This enticing interest rate on check cashing is what most believe for the influx of customers all the time. Employees are very trained and tries hard to give quick service. Needless to say, they are very customer oriented and wholeheartedly helps customers with any questions. After validating checks with proper identification as per California Check Cashing law, Money Market Financial Inc makes things quite easy in friendly manner. As oppose

UFOs over New York City

Today, something happened in the sky of New York City, it was orb like glowing objects dancing in the sky or may be some sort of their own cosmic stunt for about an hour and whoever witnessed it, they were speechless. These mysterious unknown objects often termed as UFOs needlessly baffled everyone. Scientists don't readily dive into this kind of phenomenons and government is always at lookout to cover up incidents like this. What to say about our puppet show media. They were biased,they are always and will be always. 95% of their blabbering are all bullshits and whoever listen to those are either numbnuts or on their way to getting brainwashed. The only group that acknowledges this fact are people like you and me. Okay lets begin the analysis on this event. One group stayed firm it's a balloon. It was media and they reported first as UFO sightings. Moment later, something happened inside their cubicles. They changed their casting and they are telling people now it's a b

Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 , new mobile platform for mobile users

Today on Monday morning in New York , Microsoft unveiled a new mobile platform Windows Phone 7 (WP7). Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said nine different mobile phones will come equipped with Windows Phone 7 this coming November,2010. Some of them are HTC,LG,Samsung etc. 60 mobile operators around world will carry Windows phone 7 on their devices. So guys you've choices and you can go for the service of your choice. During the press conference, Ballmer kept emphasizing on it's usability. They know what they are doing and where they are heading towards. There are currently mighty iPhone and colossal Android reigning the market to which Microsoft threw something out of it's basket called Windows Phone 7. Phones interface might be little quirky for those used to with conventional UI of the phones. But once they kept showcasing the phone, I started to like it. It's all in front of your eye and don't need to shift up that sliding down glasses to use your phone. Just touch

Dawn of New Space Age

Private Spaceship makes first trip to the space. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo was carried aloft by its mothership to an altitude of 45,000 feet and released over the Mojave Desert,California. After the separation, SpaceShipTwo, manned by two pilots, flew freely for 11 minutes before landing at an airport runway followed by the mothership. It's reported that the entire session lasted only 25 minutes. The six-passenger SpaceShipTwo is undergoing rigorous testing before it can carry tourists to space. In the latest test, SpaceShipTwo did not fire its rocket engine to climb to space. SpaceShipTwo will make a series of additional glide flights before rocketing to space. And, it's said that anyone paying for space ticket which cost $200,000 would have the opportunity to travel in the space.   First ever true space flight at private level is becoming a reality in coming months.  -src

Google's cars drive themselves in Traffic

Imagine Cars driving themselves without human intervention. With accurate GPS navigation system and integrated AI on the car, Google's seven test cars have already driven 1,000 miles. Don't freak out if you see noone on drivers seat and car still running. It's Google's guinea pig cars at the moment doing some research and testing. So, what's cooking! Check this link out.

Delete or Remove undeletable file and folder in Windows 7 by taking ownership

Today, there was a strange encounter with a file inside a folder or to be precise say a .FLV file downloaded off Youtube refused to obey any normal file system command requested. I have Windows 7 Professional 32 bit , it's kind of new to me and there are lot of things yet to be discovered. Once in a while, I organize my downloads and then I back it up. While doing so, this one .FLV file took forever to respond.  The problems I faced were: It wouldn't move to other folder or location at all, Windows Explorer just takes forever and keeps showing with 'discovering/calculating' message Tried to rename the file, and the explorer window didn't respond. When I fired further clicks, I saw 'Not responding' at the window's title bar.  Then I tried to delete it, and it wouldn't delete. Pretty adamant. I tried to check the properties of the file and my Windows 7 acted like nothing happened. I did that several times and saw no effect at all. It didn't

UFO SIGHTING Cumbria

Seeing is believing. Millions of people can't be wrong. This Cumbria UFO Video clip accidentally taken by Robert Atkins during his dog walk out is in media and recent. Videos posted were made no sense, just played in the normal speed on Youtube and didn't quite see anything except few nan0-second dots appearing on the screen. Quite frankly, it appeared as a glitch on his camera's lens. I still couldn't figure out and as a result I thought to dissect the video frame by frame in playable format. I used VLC player to play it in 0.06 secs slow motion mode and while doing so, I recorded the playback using other tool. This UFO was traversing in an unimaginable speed. It was doing that in zigzag pattern. While doing so our technology based camera virtually captured it as three UFOs on the screen. Further analyzing, It appeared to be only one UFO at blazing speed, faster than light and zooming in a zigzag course. Those two dimmed objects initially appeared and capture