Category Archive: Extreme

The fastest computer in the world pushes 125 petaflops of data
  • 19
    Dec

The fastest computer in the world pushes 125 petaflops of data

The fastest computer in the world today can deliver about 125 petaflops of performance, but that could quadruple in the coming years. Cray’s XC50, announced Monday, can deliver a petaflop of performance in a single box, and up to 500...

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Supercomputer superheroes attempt to autonomously find, plug software holes, for cash
  • 25
    Aug

Supercomputer superheroes attempt to autonomously find, plug software holes, for cash

Seven supercomputers competed in a contest to find software vulnerabilities Giant refrigerator-sized supercomputers battled each other on Thursday in a virtual contest to show that machines can find software vulnerabilities. The result: the supercomputers time and time again detected simulated...

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After cracking Apple's iPhone, FBI will help US agencies unlock encrypted devices
  • 11
    Apr

After cracking Apple’s iPhone, FBI will help US agencies unlock encrypted devices

The FBI has promised to help local law enforcement authorities crack encrypted devices, in a letter that refers to the federal agency’s success in accessing the... read full article

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‘Free data guy’ takes Telstra to town with almost a terabyte of downloads
  • 5
    Apr

‘Free data guy’ takes Telstra to town with almost a terabyte of downloads

Telstra's recently troubled mobile network was tested again on Sunday as customers used a free data day - offered as compensation - to download and stream at record rates.... read full article

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