Pioneering distributed computing project [email protected] announced this month that it would no longer leverage the processing power of volunteers’ computers to search for alien life. But the [email protected] project which uses similar technology for medical research purposes is still going strong — stronger than ever, really. [email protected] director Greg Bowman notes that the combined might […]
Oracle built a supercomputer from 1000+ Raspberry Pis
A $35 Raspberry Pi single-board computer is good at a lot of things… considering its small size, low power consumption, and inexpensive price tag. But you know what’s even better than a single Raspberry Pi? More than a thousand of them packed into a giant cluster to create a supercomputer. Well… I guess it’s only […]
Lilbits 366: Is Motorola’s Razr foldable phone real?
Yesterday a video was making the rounds that allegedly showed what Motorola’s upcoming Moto Razr phone with a foldable display would look like. It was said to have been shown off my Lenovo/Motorola executives at an event in China. Today WinFuture and Engadget reported that not only was this video not new… it wasn’t even […]
Lilbits (7-23-2013): Supercomputers on the cheap
Want to build a so-called “supercomputer,” but don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money? No problem. Now there’s an option that costs just $99. Sort of. Adapteva’s Parallella is a $99 system-on-a-board that features an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Ethernet, HDMI, and Ubuntu Linux. Sounds kind of neat for a […]