US Blocks China From Updating The World's Largest Supercomputer

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Tech

The US government has blocked a shipment of tens of thousands of Intel processors that would have been used to upgrade China's supercomputer Tianhe-2....

Magic Numbers

Andrew Carr | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

The data explosion has brought us a whole new vocabulary when it comes to numbers. High performance computers have been with us since before the re-calibration of the British billion, but suddenly they are becoming pivotal to the new knowledge big data can bring.

The Met Office's New Computer Weighs 140 TONS

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Tech

Weather forecast blunders will become a thing of the past when a new £97 million "supercomputer" is up and running next year, the Met Office has said...

Disney's New Film Needed A Supercomputer To Create It

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech

A 50,000-core supercomputer spread over four different locations was required to render Disney's new blockbuster 'Big Hero 6'. The film is the most...

The Next Supercomputer Will Be A Giant Human Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

This is where it all starts. We start making computers that think like humans and before you know it your coffee machine won't let you leave the house...

A Supercomputer Has Convinced People It's Human

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech

If you've seen 'Terminator' then you'll be excused for getting slightly nervous about this... A "super computer" has duped humans into thinking it ...

IBM Supercomputer Learned To Swear After Being Shown The Internet

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Tech

One of the world's most intelligent computers was accidentally taught to swear, after researchers showed it the internet. IBM's Watson computer wo...

WATCH: Amazing Timelapse Captures Supercomputer Being Built

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Tech

Ever wondered how a supercomputer is built? Well, it's hideously complex and technical, obviously. On the plus side, if you record someone else doing ...

World's Fastest Telescope Launches

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Tech

The Australia Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), the world's fastest telescope, was officially launched in the wilderness of Western Australia...

All the Computing Power in the World, in my Pocket

Luke Hebblethwaite | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Tech
Luke Hebblethwaite

In either instance, assuming Moore's Law holds true for the next few years, by 2030 it seems I could reasonably expect to hold a computer in my hand at least five hundred times as powerful as the one I have today.

Gigapixel Camera Sees More Than Meets The Eye

Eureka! | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Tech

A sample gigapixel image from the camera which has a resolution five times better than 20/20 human vision By synchronising 98 tiny cameras in a sin...

James May Science Museum iPhone App Review

The Huffington Post UK | Luke McGee | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Tech

James May Science Museum iPhone App Review One hazard made itself known - concerned parents think that their children were being filmed by a crouch...