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The US still holds the crown for fastest supercomputer, but it’s now a Cray XK7 system known as Titan that has overtaken the previous titleholder, the IBM Sequoia. US and German researchers found that Titan, funded by the Department of Energy and housed at the US government’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, can reach 17.59 petaflops (quadrillions of calculations per second), AFPreports. IBM Sequoia is in second place now, at 16.32 petaflops.
The rest of the top five included computers in Japan, Chicago, and Germany. Of the top 500, 251 are in the US, 123 in Asia, and 105 in Europe. Titan is used for scientific research on topics including energy, climate change, and efficient engines.
Scientists and hackers continue to show that Microsoft’s Kinect platform is a boundless source of both creative and useful applications. The latest, a project called HoloHands, seems like something straight out of Minority Report. http://ow.ly/f6Zul
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Tags: Cloud Computing, Megaupload
There’s more at stake in the Megaupload case than the freedom of founder Kim Dotcom and his indicted file-sharing associates.
The privacy and property rights of its 60 million users are also in jeopardy, as well as the privacy and property rights of anyone who stores data in the cloud, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing one of Megaupload’s users in a lawsuit against the government that could set a precedent for cloud users in general. A hearing on the issue in Virginia federal court is expected to be set any day.
READ MORE: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/11/megaupload-data-what-to-do/