I submitted a story posted to the front page but unfortunately some incorrect data made it into the title. Instead of RPI supercomputer, it should say an LLNL supercomputer, or possibly LLNL / RPI. Thanks." Link to Original Source top
Lank writes "A team of computer scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have managed to coordinate nearly 2 million cores to achieve a blistering 504 billion events per second, over 40 times faster than the previous record. This result was achieved on Sequoia, a 120-rack IBM Blue Gene/Q normally used to run classified nuclear simulations. Note: I am a co-author of the coming paper to appear in PADS 2013." top
Lank writes "Ever lost your laptop at the airport? How about using the restroom at your favorite coffee shop only to come back and find your laptop missing? Unfortunately stories such as these are becoming more and more common in a time when people are becoming increasingly dependent on portable computing. I've often thought about implementing a "beacon" that my MacBook Pro would periodically send back to one of my servers with its current IP, but never got around to it. Good thing someone did. Adeona is such a service. Not only that, it also fully encrypts all data sent back to their servers so that only the owner can read the data (it's even open source so you can be sure). It's available for Windows, Linux, and Mac. The Mac version even allows you to photograph the thief as some people have done." top
Lank writes "According to an article on CNN Money, Parallels and VMware can not only run Windows on Macs, but also allow OS X on non-Apple computers! Serguei Beloussov, the CEO of SWsoft, parent company to Parallels, insists that this ability is not deliberate but rather a byproduct Intel's built-in virtualization technology. "I wonder what Steve Jobs is going to do, because there is so much pressure to run Mac OS on non-Macs. There's no technical reason not to do it. He's so proprietary about everything, yet it could be a very strategic move for him to make," CEO of VMware Diane Greene said. But I feel the decision still belongs to Jobs."