parallel computing

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An Apple Supercomputer?

Apple they'll soon be turning the tech world upside down by introducing a new level of computer performance by focusing their energies on something called 'parallel computing'. There's a certain irony in this. Supercomputers are stacking up PCs to ... get their performance while PCs are using supercomputing methods to get boost theirs. Just this week, IBM and Los Alamos National Laboratory announced the first "petaflop" computer (named 'Roadrunner') that is, essentially, an armada of PCs working in parallel. The new machine is capable of performing more than 1,000 trillion operations per second. ... (view more)

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