Significant advancements made today in my Linux world. I managed to install Internet Explorer 6, Windows Media Player, and Lockdown Mu (guide found here) on my SuSE Linux system, using WINE. This was by no means an easy task for me. Installing Lockdown Mu alone took about 3 hours (the installer went incredibly slow), not to mention that the download took about 6 hours (I had to restart 3 times!). But, once I got that installed, I went to installing IE6 and WMP, using the sidenet wine configuration utility (see here). Since the guide said to use version 1.8.1, I used that and ran the setup shell script. Everything went fine, but I received an error message going into stage 3: SETUP STAGE 3 Setting up wine configuration ... Downloading Internet Explorer 6 setup ... ./ie6setup_EN-US.exe: Permission denied ERROR: Download failed, Please download ie6setup.exe manually and try again. Setup aborted.
So, I went to the website and looked if there was any different version that would perhaps work. To find out what WINE version I was using, I did: ********@linux:~> wine Wine 20050725 Usage: wine PROGRAM [ARGUMENTS...] Run the specified program wine --help Display this help and exit wine --version Output version information and exit ********@linux:~>
Turns out that there was a fix for WINE versions 200507* (version 1.8.4). So, I downloaded that, and once again attempted to install. Luckily, the download worked this time and I was able to download ie6setup.exe. After that, the download of WMP followed. Once the downloading was done, the ie6setup was launched. Sadly, the display was not readable (as in no text showed up). Slightly discouraged, I Googled ie6setup.exe and found a nice walkthrough with pictures, so I knew what was happening. The install/ setup for both IE6 and WMP was successfully and IE6 was launched. Although the internet connection didn't initially work, I configured the Internet Options and got it online. IE worked well, but extremely slow. The most simple text-based website took minutes to load. Annoyed, but happy that IE worked, I went on to configuring LockdownMu. Copying the necessary fonts as the guide directed, I was able to get LockdownMu.exe running. This too took an extremely long time and the resolution was terrible. I tried to change the settings, but to no avail. I had gotten as far as to get the game to work, and that was my initial goal (not to get it running with supreme graphics and lightening fast gameplay). Sadly, I received many errors about missing files and odd configurations so I just decided to bump it. I had gotten as far as I wanted, and that was good enough for me. In retrospect, I suppose I should have started installing easier programs and not a full fledged MMORPG. My knowledge of WINE has just begun to accumulate, so any further advancements I make in the world of Windows programs on Linux, will promptly be posted on this blog. Until then, I think I will enjoy a good hour of surfing the web.
List of hacking applications that run on USB flash drive
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Security applications such as namp and ethereal are appearing that run straight from a thumb drive and packet capture, detection and injection tools no longer require the installation of WinPCap or other third-party packet capture drivers.
Ha, I seem to be SuSE happy today (perhaps because the SuSE 10.1 goldmaster should be released soon). Anyways, another interesting story involving SuSE Linux and a palmtop PC. "After seeing the specs for the OQO model 01+ tablet palmtop PC, I knew I had to put SUSE 10.0 Linux on it and do a review. OQO currently offers only a Windows XP version. Would SUSE even install? Would the tablet work? What are the challenges? Where would you use Linux on such a small package? Would Linux techies even be interested? All good questions that you'd probably like answered. This is my adventure of putting SUSE Linux on the little micro PC. I also carried the machine around the recent LinuxWorld Conference in Boston, for a few days. To say the OQO/SUSE Linux combination is a "geek magnet" is to overstate the obvious." Read story here.
"I'm glad to announce SUSE Linux 10.1, code name 'Agama Lizard' RC3. We have fixed the majority of bugs from RC2 and look forward to the gold master - if testing does not show serious problems. During the RC phase, we only provide delta ISOs of the media and update the factory tree as well. Note that the factory tree is not synced out right now, it is two days old. It will be updated by tomorrow." Read full release announcment here Get Delta ISOs here.
Xgl on SuSE 10.1 for KDE and Gnome with Nvidia Graphics Cards
"Perhaps the most interesting eye-candy introduced to a mainstream Linux distribution is that of the Xgl 3D desktop environment. Naturally, when seen, it fosters the thought, "How can I do that on my own desktop?" I'll be honest with you, it's not quite as point-and-click as some of the other desktop niceties that we've discussed in the past, such as gdesklets or the gkrellm monitors. That in mind, if you're interested in getting Xgl installed and running on your desktop, you've found the right place. We'll take it a bit at a time and make sure we get you set up. First of all, I need to make sure that you are using this tutorial for a machine running either SUSE Linux 10.1 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, and that you have an NVidia video card. With that, let's get going." Read full story here.
The first in the GNOME development cycle, GMOME 2.15.1 and following versions promise to be filled with new features, new bugfixes, new translations, new documentations, and much more! "This is our first development release on our road towards GNOME 2.16.0, which will be released in September 2006. And I can tell you that GNOME 2.15.1 tastes good. Go download it. Go compile it. Go test it. And go hack on it, document it, translate it, fix it." Read full release statement here.
CORSAIR 2GB Flash Drive (USB 2.0) only $40.00!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
BUY THIS!!!!!!!!! If you need a good, large capacity flash drive for a low price, but this CORSAIR 2GB flash drive from Newegg.com for ONLY $40.00 (after $15 mail-in-rebate). Even without the rebate, it is only $55.00. Good for a tight budget. BUY HERE...
With a bit of C and microprocessors knowledge, this article shows it's possible to write your own device drivers in Linux. It might not be the easiest thing to do, but it's great to see that writing device drivers doesn't require black magic - it's just a matter of talking to the Linux kernel!
fstab is a configuration file that contains information of all the partitions and storage devices in your computer. Learn what its contents mean and how it's used in conjunction with the mount command. This is a good guide for people who are new to Linux and want to know more about mounting partitions on start-up.
ExtremeTech puts three of the most powerful graphics cards to the test: the PNY Verto GeForce 7900 GTX Limited Edition,eVGA GeForce 7900 GTX Superclocked, and ASUS EAX1900XTX. The cheapest card here already weighs in at a pricey $525, with the most expensive going to $600+! Each card puts up a tough fight against the others, and anyone would be proud to have one of these cards sitting in their PCIe x16 slots. See the verdicts and who comes out on top here.
So far today there have been only two stable kernel releases. The announcement for 22.214.171.124 appears to have been swallowed by the net, though the full patch is available. It contains a fairly large number of fixes (22 in the version posted for review) spread throughout the kernel. 126.96.36.199, instead, goes back to the "single security fix" mode; in this case, it turns out that the CIFS filesystem allows backslashes in file names, leading to obvious problems with Windows clients.
Recently, NASA astronomers announced new evidence supporting the Big Bang theory, which states that the universe was once subatomic in size and, in only one trillionth of a second, expanded to astronomical proportions. Oooo... interesting.....
2,760 drives, 500GB each, one huge storage array (1.3 Petabytes)
Fujitsu recently launched what it claims to be the world's largest storage array, the ETERNUS 8000 and ETERNUS 4000 storage arrays. Weighing in at 1.36 petabytes, or 1.36 million gigabytes, the ETERNUS file storage arrays push the envelope for enterprise data storage systems.
"AMD has moved the official launch date of AM2 up two weeks to May 23, 2006. AMD roadmaps have previously put the launch at June 6, 2006 (during Computex 2006), but since motherboards and CPUs are already completed, the launch will be pushed up." Read story @ DailyTech here.
Ever gotten tired of the standard KDE and Gnome desktop environments? Want something new? Something more executive? Well, xfce (short for Extra Fine Computing Environment) may be a solution for all your needs. Faster, sleeker, and less demanding, xfce is growing in popularity.This story from tuxmachines.org gives a bit of insight into what goes into the system and some of its features. See if it is right for you!
Title says it all. As students are discovering innovative ways to bypass school filters, the administrators are still hurrying to catch up. Funny, I can bypass most filters at school, and administrators are too dumb to prevent it!
An article from MSNBC discussing a move by several Linux distributors to standardize on a set of components for desktop versions of the operating system. "The standard created by the Free Standards Group should make it easier for developers to write applications that will work on Linux versions from different distributors. Linux has a firm foothold as an operating system for servers -- it's popular for hosting Web sites, for instance -- but has only a few percent of the desktop market." See original slashdot post: here.
If you are into SuSE Linux like I am, this is very interesting. I can't wait untill SuSE 10.1 is officially released (as stable). The most exciting new feature I see is that your will be able to install XGL much easier than with 10.0 and less (the packages even come on the CDs). If you choose to install the Gnome desktop environment, this new release has a much nice standard theme/ look and feel. Read the full report at tuxmachines.org here.
Microsoft says the system, which with 2,288 solar panels on four building rooftops generates about 480 kW at peak capacity, is the largest of its kind in Silicon Valley. It's also the first such effort from Microsoft on any one of its worldwide campuses. Wow, microsoft does something (gasp!) right!
This is intended for people with little or no programming experience, and is appropriate for first year college or advanced high school students, or anyone interested in learning to program. Under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Ever wonder how the binary number system works? Or how Hexadecimal functions? Wonder no more, here is a little introduction to the realm of binary and hexadecimal (two of the most important systems for all computing). Need more? Here is a link to the Wikipedia page explain binary in quite some depth. Learn how to use the binary number system, and confuse all of your friends and family!
The new BMW 3 series coupe has just been revealed, and all I can say is wow. With completely new looks, this BMW has definitelly changed for the better. "In true BMW tradition, it also establishes a new standard of performance and driving dynamics with the introduction of an exceptional engine: the first inline six-cylinder with twin-turbochargers, high-precision fuel injection, and an all-aluminum crankcase." Read more here.
Ha, being the naive Linux noob that I am, I tried installing Gentoo Linux 2006.0 today. Let me tell you, this is a distro not meant for noobs (or not-as-experienced-users)! I should have know... Anyways, as soon as I got to the installer, I was already confused by the options which I really had no clue about. So, I clicked around, applied what I already knew, and... well, after thinking for a little bit, I thought that if the installer was already so confusing to me, I really shouldn't install the whole OS. So, I retreated (for the better I suppose) and now I am back in my trusted SuSE 10.0 environment. I guess I will just learn as much as I can about Linux through SuSE, and then move on to install a more complicated distro of Linux on my other hard drive. Oh well, just a little set-back for now, but also an opportunity that forces me to learn more about Linux. Still, from what I hear, Gentoo is an EXCELLENT Linux distro, used and loved by many, so don't let my little post here scare you off. : )
AMD apparently wants to set up a research group in Dresden not only to optimize Linux for its own processors, but also to integrate the requirements of the open operating system in the development process for future processor generations. Read more here.
If the slow booting time of your Linux box is driving you crazy, consider parallel booting techniques.
What kind of improvements might you see, compared to your current sequential boot process? Well, let's start by seeing what kind of times you're getting currently. Either grab a stopwatch, or write a simple script to time the boot
Could this Invention Save us from our Dependence on Oil?
Thursday, April 20, 2006
"A tiny chemical reactor that can convert vegetable oil directly into biodiesel could help farmers turn some of their crops into homegrown fuel to operate agricultural equipment instead of relying on costly imported oil."
In a world of bloody war-simulation video games, it is rare thing to find a game that shines out past the rest, without violence. These games are often neglected and passed off as boring or not exciting enough. But, Samorost 1 and 2 are 2 of the best games I have ever played, without a single drop or "virtual" blood shed. They are simple, point and click flash games, but are made with so much love and skill that playing them is like nothing ever done before. Samorost1 is about a little guy trying to save his "planet" from an immanent collision with another "planet." In Samorost2, the same little guy tries to save his dog from the "aliens" who took him. To start off with, I must complement the art work of the game, which is the best I have ever seen. Such simply surreality is hard to accomplish, but the makers (Amanita Design) have done an excellent job. The great, life-like background is such a beautiful contrast to the rather simple, animated figures which constitute the characters of the game. I could go on for ages about how great the game looks, but I will let the reader find that out for himself. The game play just as good as the artwork. Each level presents you with new puzzles to solve, often quite thought provoking. Playing the game was fun at another level. It wasn't that exciting, make-your-heart-race kind of fun you would normally experience in video games, but a more profound sense of enjoyment. I HIGHLY recommend these games to anyone that has ever been disgusted by the modern themes of video games. These games are legends of their own time, a real milestone in what can be done with creativity.
HOWTO: Install Linux onto a USB thumb-drive with encrypted partitions
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Simple instructions for anyone looking for a portable installation that they can easily carry with them for use as rescue media, system administration or as a private workstation. This is an update of the original howto (http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/179), and adds support for 2.6.16, cryptsetup with LUKS support, Udev, and Yaird.
Today's first stable 2.6.16 release is 188.8.131.52. It contains a fix for a potential inter-process information leak on the i386 and x86-64 architectures. (Update: the FreeBSD advisory has some additional information on this vulnerability, which is specific to certain AMD processors).
Well, 184.108.40.206 lasted for at least a couple of hours, but now 220.127.116.11 is out with another security fix. The fixed vulnerability would allow a process with read-only access to a file to delete parts of that file - but probably only on a tmpfs filesystem. More Here and Here.
Yesterday, I was once again fooling around with my Kororaa XGL LiveCD and decided that I want XGL on my SuSE platform. With that said, I did a quick Google search for some directions on how to install and run XGL. After looking at the page for about 2 minutes, I knew I was not going to be able to install something like that (not with my experience). But, for those of you who can do something like this, here are the instructions. I suppose I will wait until SuSE 10.1 is officially released (stable), which is supposed to have an option for installing XGL off of one of the disks. Have fun!
Large Ruby on Rails resouce for all levels w/ Articles, Tutorials & more
Very nicely put together resource roundup of all sorts of Ruby on Rails information. From beginners installation tutorials, to more advanced coding articles & tutorials, as well as good like of Ruby on Rails books and hosting options.
Holographic storage demonstrates 515 Gigabits Per Square Inch Data Density
Monday, April 17, 2006
Holographic data storage pioneer InPhase Technologies, has announced that it has demonstrated the highest data density of any commercial technology by recording 515 gigabits of data per square inch.The first generation drive will have a capacity of 300 gigabytes on a single disk with a 20 megabyte per second transfer rate.
I succesfully managed to get the new release of PlaneShift installed on my SuSE Linux platform. It was really quite simple. After downloading, open the terminal and type the following(I ran this as root, you may not have to): >su #a+x chmod PlaneShift_CBV0.3.014b.bin #./PlaneShift_CBV0.3.014b.bin
The installer then runs and PlaneShift is installed in the chosen directory. After installing it is reccomended you run the updater (simple open a terminal cd to the directory PlaneShift is installed in, and type ./updater). Then, enjoy the game!
It has now been shown that one can successfully boot Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux all on the same machine. This was done on a MacBook, but should work with all macs. Now, with the possibility to boot all 3 OSs on one computer, PCs will soon become a thing of the past. Mac is the new thing now. I mean how much better can it get? Mac OS X, Windows, AND Linux!! Who could ask for any more? Besides, it has already been proven that Windows runs a WHOLE lot better on a Mac. Read more here.
Physicists in the US have made the first gas that never reaches equilibrium
According to the team, the gas behaves like a "quantum Newton's cradle" -- the atomic equivalent of the popular desk toy that has five steel balls suspended from strings in a straight line. The work could help us better understand the behaviour of many-particle systems and even be used in practical applications like ultrasenstive force detectors
Blue Hippo Scam Alert! The $2000+ low end desktop computer.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Original post: "RAW DEAL! Worst computer deal in the history of scams. They are selling a $300 desktop computer for $2200. They are scamming the public by making it look like an easy payment plan. If the overall price wasn't bad enough, they don't even take on any risk, as they won't ship the computer until you've spent more than $600! Help expose this scam!" Actually, it is not really a scam, just a company sinking VERY low to get money. If people are to stupid not to do the math, then it is really their own fault. Still, this should be stopped.
After hearing all of the news about XGl and it's amazing features, I decided to see for myself what all the excitement was about. So, I downloaded the Kororaa XGL LiveCD (here, choose the ftp from Latvia as it is the fastest). After downloading, I quickly made a nice bootable CD using K3B, and restarted my computer, popping the new LiveCD into the disk drive. Start up has a nice interface showing you how much of the system is loaded. It takes a while at first, so one must be patient. After that, the standard Gnome desktop comes up and here the fun begins! I must first comment on the very testfull and elegant theme that was used with a very nice desktop back ground and a great color scheme. At first, I went ahead and browsed trough the menus at the top of the screen. The LiveCD features a nice array of software for you to try out. I liked the way the menus just seemed to bounce out and fad into / out of the screen, very cool. After opening an application (the GIMP) I just dragged the window around the screen and I liked what I say. The window bends in an elastic way and feels very smooth. Also, most of the windows have transparency features that let you see exactly what is behind the window you are using. Now, the feature I find the coolest, the rotating cube of desktops. By simple clicking ctrl+alt+left/right arrow key you can rotate to any of 4 desktops you have open. You can even let your current application window follow you around to another desktop. I can see how a feature like this could really improve productivity, because I know, if there is one thing I hate, it is a crowded desktop. With the nice cube interface, you can easily and quickly switch desktops and have a nice, clean environment to work with. The download itself is only about 442MB, but it comes with quite a few applications. Firefox 18.104.22.168, gaim, totem, lots of cd rippers, players, and burners, gimp, and a bunch of system tools and games are all ready for use. Everything worked just fine, except for the fact that I couldn't connect to the internet (I have a wireless internet connection that always takes some special configuring). Powering all this is kernel 2.6.14-r6, gcc 3.4.5, and Xorg 7.0. There are still many features of the CD that I have yet to explore, but from what I have seen, XGL is definitely something I want to see standard in all future Linux distro.
On 12 February 2006, amateur astronomers reported that a faint star in the constellation of Ophiuchus had suddenly become clearly visible in the night sky without the aid of a telescope. Records show that this so-called recurrent nova, RS Ophiuchi, has previously reached this level of brightness 5 times in the last 108 years,most recently in 1985.
Here is a great preview of the up coming Windows Vista next-gen OS from Microsoft. Even though my heart lies with Linux, I must say that Vista looks pretty impressive. The look and feel has completely changed to be more convenient for the user, and many new features have been implemented. But, as with all Windows releases, once Vista comes out I am sure that it will be loaded with bugs and errors. To tell you the truth, I was quite surprised that Vista didn't crash during the presentation.
Matrox delivers three screen gaming - only this time with SLI
Remember the Matrox Parhelia and its promise of three screen surround gaming? Matrox's new Triplehead2Go does the same thing but hooks onto an existing SLI setup. Massive panoramas of Counter-Strike and Elder Scrolls!
Yet another stable kernel release. "Sometimes, keeping up with kernel releases can be a challenge. 22.214.171.124 has just been released with yet another security fix (for a local denial of service vulnerability)." Read more here and here.
Global Warming Capable of Sparking Mass Species Extinctions
Joint study largely confirms earlier dire predictions of species loss from climate change. The Earth could see massive waves of species extinctions around the world if global warming continues unabated, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Conservation Biology.
Recently, my Windows hard drive was experiencing some very annoying problems. Everything was terribly slow using Windows and I couldn't open a single application without having to wait at least 10 minutes. Of course, this was rather annoying and my first thought was VIRUS! Sadly, the anti-virus scan failed, eventually just stopping after taking about one minute to scan each file. To say the least, I was quite livid by now. I was in no mood to re-install Windows AND Linux (Suse was working so well). See, the thing that really gets me about Windows is that it doesn't play nice with others... at all. I can't install Windows after Linux because Windows just HAS to over-write the master boot record and boot loader. So, I asked a fellow Linux user if there was any way around this most aggravating obstacle. He, in response, sent me this article: Linux+Win9x+Grub HOWTO. My hope was renewed, but with some skepticism. The HOWTO explains everything assuming that you have a single hard drive configuration with partitions for Windows and Linux. Yet, I still tried it, but to no avail. I couldn't get the boot-loader (Grub) to install properly once I had Windows reinstalled. So, now I am stuck with just Windows until I get my beloved Suse Linux 10.0 reinstalled. Perhaps the article mentioned above can give some other Linux/ Windows user in peril some help. I am sure the technique works, just with my lack of experience, I just couldn't pull it off. Well, yet another flaw with Windows exposed. One would think that with so many issues, I would just leave Windows off altogether, and believe me, if I could I would. But, I just can't say good-bye to some Windows only games like the Need for Speed series and other games/ applications that just won't run under Linux, or do so only through much hassle with Wine (which I haven't even attempted to use really). So ends my rant about Windows, perhaps just a necessary evil for now.
Ever wonder how those new Intel Core-Duo processors run? Well, here is an article that basically sums up it's performance and benchmarks. The system was also tested against an AMD FX-60 system and an Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 965 & 955. The results were very interesting... but for $600+, is the processor worth it? Read more...
Steps to compile C / C++ programs using GNU compiler
This is a very helpful article for those new to C/C++ compiling under Linux using the GNU compiler. It goes through the basic steps on compiling and executing your program along with some nice examples.
The third stable update to the 2.6.16 kernel is out. There does not appear to have been an announcement as of this writing, but the changelog shows that 126.96.36.199 consists of a single patch for what appears to be a local denial of service vulnerability in the key management code. Originally from here and here
So how do the latest Intel Macs compare with an AMD64 system? A Quad? How about some older iMacs or powerbooks? You used to have to look at 10 different benchmark pages to get all of the info you wanted, but this site lists it all. Most comparisons are against different Macs but an AMD64 system was often included.
Shapes proportioned according to the golden ratio have long been considered aesthetically pleasing in Western cultures, and the golden ratio is still used frequently in art and design, suggesting a natural balance between symmetry and asymmetry.
Shapes proportioned according to the golden ratio have long been considered aesthetically pleasing in Western cultures, and the golden ratio is still used frequently in art and design, suggesting a natural balance between symmetry and asymmetry. This is why...
Shapes proportioned according to the golden ratio have long been considered aesthetically pleasing in Western cultures, and the golden ratio is still used frequently in art and design, suggesting a natural balance between symmetry and asymmetry.
This is a video of the all new, simply amazing Honda Civic Hatchback. A must see for all Honda enthusiasts! Want one? Sadly you can't get it. This cool little hatch back with a 2.2 Liter Diesel engine and six speed manual gearbox, getting 55 mpg, will not be for sale in the US. Sad really...
Giant Space-Time Ripples May Cause Cosmic Expansion
Dark energy is not necessary to explain the accelerating expansion of the universe observed by astronomers, suggest controversial new calculations. Instead, gigantic ripples in space-time - larger than the observable universe - may be the cause. Read more.
SuperGamer-1 is a DVD based on PCLinuxOS and is the ultimate gaming Linux distrubution. Included on the 3.6 gig DVD are several 3d acceleration drivers and many awsome games (including Quake 4 and America's Army). Read more!
This is Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page's original Stanford paper from 1997 that started the googol phenomenon: The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertext Web Search Engine. I have hardly read half of it, but find it extremely interesting. A must read for any computer geek or googol enthusiast!
Possible Discovery of Liquid Water on Martian Surface
Researchers at the University of California Davis have identified features in images returned by the Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover that appear to indicate the current presence of liquid water on the Martian surface.
Just about 2 days ago, Red Hat, the enterprise Linux leader, has ended the Fedora Foundation. The post I tried to put up the day it happened has for some reason failed to appear on this page, so.... I guess this is a bit of old news. Still, click here, for details on this story.
This is truly the ultimate guide for all Linux newbies, myself included. The Linux Newbie Guide.com is a great source for answers to many questions that newbies ask. The site is even great for people who have been using computer/ Linux for years, and just need some quick reference. Check it out!
On my quest to set up a working Linux system on my PC, the most major problem I encountered was getting the wireless internet to work. I must have spent a month testing out different distros and drivers, trying in vain to get a proper internet connection set up. I then stumbled upon three pages that changed my life:
Withouth these pages I would have never gotten my internet working. Seeing as they helped me a tremendous amount, try them out yourself! You can get wireless internet with Linux, it just takes a bit more time in some cases and persistance.
Ronald Mallett from the University of Connecticut has devised an experiment to observe a time traveling neutron in a circulating light beam. While his team still needs funding for the project, Mallett calculates that the possibility of time travel using this method could be verified within a decade.
According to a computational study conducted by a group of physicists at Washington University in St. Louis, one may create order by introducing disorder. The physicists' research is not only hard to grasp for non-physicists, but puzzling for physicists, too. "Every physicist who hears this is surprised."
Cray Inc. is building a supercomputer that consists of 24,000 2.6 Ghz quad-core Opteron (AMD) processors. This will be the first computer ever to hit ONE PFLOP - 1 quadrillion operations/second (the human brain is capable of about 10). It will use up to 400TB of memory and 11PB of storage.
I am a normal teenage computer nerd living in South Carolina. I love basically anything to do with computers and science (Physics!!!), especially Linux. "Just Another Tech Blog" is based mainly on my Linux endeavour and various technology/ computer/ Linux related topics I come across while surfing the web.
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