Computing

China, already dominant in supercomputers, shoots for an exascale prototype in 2017

Back in June, China debuted the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight (pictured), with a Linpack benchmark result of 93 petaflop/s. That machine contains 40,960 locally developed ShenWei processors, each with 260 cores and roughly comparable with Intel’s Knight’s Landing Xeon Phi CPU. China also developed a 136GB/sec memory controller Read more…

By illyas Musa, ago
Internet

Mozilla’s new logo is 20 years out of date, does nothing to address why people don’t use Firefox

Yesterday, Mozilla, the nonprofit organization behind Firefox, announced its new “brand experience” and visual guidelines. I’m not going to argue that branding doesn’t matter — after all, people love to argue that marketing doesn’t matter, yet decades of research into consumer buying habits and how people respond to advertising have Read more…

By illyas Musa, ago