Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wolfram Alpha gets supercomputer boost | Cutting Edge - CNET News

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The machine, built out of Dell hardware by a company called R Systems, can sustain performance of 39.6 trillion mathematical operations per second, according to the November 2008 list of the top 500 supercomputers. That muscle will come in handy for Alpha, which I think of as a combination of a graphing calculator, search engine, and reference library that not only supplies some answers to factual, data-intensive questions but also does math in the process.

Wolfram Alpha gets supercomputer boost | Cutting Edge - CNET News

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