Are supercomputers worth their super price tags?

Feb 12, 2012

Are supercomputers worth their super price tags?

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“Why do we have to aim for the world’s No. 1 — what’s wrong with being the world’s No. 2?” Ever since that short question about Japan’s vaunted K computer was posed live on national television in November 2009, Japan’s policymakers have been haunted ...

Drugs of the future will be computer-designed

Feb 12, 2012

Drugs of the future will be computer-designed

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The moment Hideaki Fujitani unlocks the heavy door and enters the room, the buzzing noise — which sounded like a simple hum from the outside — gets much louder. “The noise is from the cooling fans,” he shouts as he tries to tidy up ...

Mar 18, 2011

Disaster clobbers a helper

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NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS — The massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked and ravaged large parts of northern Japan have caused near apocalyptic devastation to the land and the environment. The 9.0-magnitude shock, the largest ever recorded in the earthquake-prone country, was brutally magnified ...