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IBM and supercomputers go together like beans and rice (or CPUs and motherboards, for the non-chefs out there), but the company's latest is one of its most impressive to date. Hailed as the most powerful computing system in all of Rhode Island, the multimillion-dollar supercomputer at Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization is a real token of pride for both the institution and IBM as a company. It was built to be used by researchers statewide to tackle "grand challenges" affecting Ocean State residents in climate change, education, energy and health. Both entities will be working with... Read more...
Well, this kind of make it official. Here's a review of Microsoft's Zune player, and it's featured on a news outlet with Microsoft in its name: msnbc, and they no likey much. Lately I've been playing with the fruits of that insomnia: Zune, due for sale on Tuesday. I should say, Zune Version One of many to come. The division that created Zune is the same one that created the Xbox project, another very long-term assault on a dominant competitor. Like the Xbox, Microsoft sees Zune as a Long March, and is ready to spend five or even 10... Read more...