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Titan-The Fastest Supercomputer In The World

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Introducing the newest kid on the block in the fast paced world of supercomputing…THE TITAN.
 
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The Titan is a Supercomputer built by Cray at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Titan is an upgrade of Jaguar, a previous supercomputer at Oak Ridge, to use graphics processing units (GPUs) in addition to conventional central processing units (CPUs), and is the first such hybrid to perform over 10 petaFLOPS. The upgrade began in October 2011, commenced stability testing in October 2012 and it will be available to researchers in early 2013. The initial cost of the upgrade was US$60 million, funded primarily by the United States Department of Energy.

The $100-million Titan seized the No. 1 supercomputer ranking on the Top500 List with a performance record of 17.59 petaflops per second (quadrillions of calculations per second). The supercomputer, a Cray XK7 system based at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, leaped past the former champion, the Sequoia supercomputer at California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

How Fast?

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Titan has AMD Opteron CPUs in conjunction with Nvidia Tesla GPUs to maintain energy efficiency while providing an exponential increase in computational power over Jaguar. It uses 18,688 CPUs paired with an equal number of GPUs to perform at a theoretical peak of 27 petaFLOPS; however, in the LINPACK benchmark used to rank supercomputers by speed it performed at 17.59 petaFLOPS. This was enough to take first place in the November 2012 ranking by the TOP500 organisation.

To put it simply that kind of computer power is unheard of.So who is going to use this for finding out the next interstellar secret.It is available for use for any purpose.

U.S. supercomputers had fallen behind China’s Tianhe-1A supercomputer and Japan’s Fujitsu K Computer starting in 2009, but staged a comeback with Sequoia’s rise in 2012.

   

Sequoia’s 1,572,864 computing cores actually outnumber Titan’s 560,640 cores, but not all computing cores are created equal. Titan draws 90 percent of its performance from having 261,632 of NVIDIA’s new K20x accelerator cores.

The NVIDIA accelerator cores use the same graphics processing unit (GPU) technology that drives graphics cards for displaying video games. GPUs run tasks on many different "threads" that may run slower than traditional threads on central processing units (CPUs), but GPUs make up for that by running many more threads simultaneously.

GPU-driven supercomputers will become even more crucial in building the next generation of "exascale" supercomputers that would work 1,000 times faster than today’s supercomputers. That’s because GPUs use far less energy than the CPUs that have traditionally driven computing.

Titan used the new Tesla K20x accelerators to achieve an energy efficiency of 2,142.77 megaflops per watt (million calculations per second per watt), enough to also rank Titan No. 1 on the Green500 list of the world’s most energy-efficient supercomputers.

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Partycloud-DJing in your Web Browser

 

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One of the hottest new websites on the block is Partycloud.This is one for all you clubbing fans out there.Now you can mix songs in your web browse.Partycloud features over 20 million songs(according to site).It’s powered by technology from a company called iWebDJ,See you in about six hours… ;)

If you are really still here then read on….Open-mouthed smile

So basically, it’s a web mash-up comprising the complete library of music available on SoundCloud, and a pair of decks and a mixer of the type that’s familiar to anyone who’s ever used DJ software.

While it’s simple to look at and simple to use (“It was important that your mother or girlfriend would be able to understand and use it easily,” the developer told me – with apologies to mothers and girlfriends with deck skills everywhere), I am sure you’ll agree that the behind-the-scenes stuff is impressive.

Why it’s easy to use

They’ve just got it right– just what you need and nothing else. It loads really fast. There’s an awesome search. SoundCloud is just a wonderful place to browse for music, remixes, mashups and so on – there’s 20 million tracks to choose from!

Just what you need to DJ with, and a few extra features that ensure it’s a lot of fun…

As an app, it’s seriously addictive, the developers having stripped away everything superfluous, leaving by and large just what you need to DJ with, and adding a few features that ensure it’s a lot of fun: the parallel waveforms, the seamless looping, three FX that give a lot of bang for the buck, and a noteworthy “automix” – just hit this and see what a good job it generally does.

They’ve even cleverly pre-selected a load of likely tunes for you to get you with. In web terms, they’ve made the app “sticky” with bona fide DJ features.

Why you should be impressed

Do not underestimate how hard this must have been for the developers to get right.

Note how quickly it loads in your browser. Note how smooth it all is (I could get audio glitches moving the controls very fast, but apart from that everything is truly smooth). Note how fast tunes are analysed. Realise there’s a bloody good keylock algorithm going on there – as good as any I’ve heard on any pro DJ software. Try that filter out – amazing. All the while, try to remember this is all in your browser.

You can log in to Facebook and it’ll remember your favourites, so you can quickly build up a set that way (you don’t have to share them with anyone; just select “only me” when linking the app to your Facebook account). That’s a smart move, because Facebook integration will almost definitely ensure this app blows up big time.

What’s coming

Imagine plugging your DJ controller in and using it to control this…

(Again, please take your hats off. Can you think of any other browser-based software that lets you take control via a connected Midi controller? Nope, us neither.)

They’ve also got pre-cueing working in their studio and on the way (using a splitter cable). Add just those two things and you’ve got basically a complete DJ solution for playing from SoundCloud, wherever you can open a browser! Not bad from a handful of part-time developers. If I were one of the big DJ software houses, I’d be buying this up now and labelling it mine.

What we’d like to see

Clearly, this is something that runs in a browser, and there’s no way it could (or would want to) turn into a huge bloated DJ app – lean is good. We get that.

But if I was the boss of the crew who’ve got the app thus far, I would be pushing them really, really hard right now. I’d be making them sweat. Because I think they can do many of the things I’m about to suggest, and I want to see them happen!

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The decks contain just what you need, and the FX are surprisingly addictive. Try them!

Firstly, it would be good to grab and scratch the waveform or decks. Come on boys, your algorithms sound excellent – add some wow factor by letting us scratch.

Keyboard control of all features via shortcuts would seriously make this an a-m-a-z-i-n-g app for “proper” DJing from just a laptop – I’d divide the keyboard into two “halves”, one for each deck, and try and approximate a decks/mixer layout with my key choices. Or just let us map them ourselves.

I want to be able to sign in to my SoundCloud account and access my own favourites there. It is perfectly possible to DJ only from SoundCloud (and there are good arguments why you may want to do this – I’ve heard of DJs who do so they can be sure they’re completely upfront in their tune selections), but to do so, you need to be able to access the way you’ve already organised your tunes over on the service.

I think for what it is, the GUI is almost perfect – but I would move the Search / Hot Songs / Favourites / Random widget into a single line just under the decks (where Traktor keeps its crates) and widen the library, allowing the user to choose columns. I’d like to see a BPM column.

Why this app matters

This isn’t meant to be used in DJ boxes (I bet you could though – I’d love to see someone pull off a “pro” DJ set on this). It relies on an internet connection. It would never be your only DJ software.

But, can you think of a more amazing way to audition tracks from SoundCloud?

This little app is a clear demonstration that cloud DJing can be done well – online music played with an online app.

Let’s look forward further, as this is plainly only the beginning. How about being able to slot in any online music? How about being able to drag and drop online tunes from other services straght onto the decks? How about this as an app for Spotify? How about being able to record sets performed in this way? To broadcast them as you’re playing?

iWebDJ, the company and technology behind this, has shone a light on all these possibilities. Aside from the fact that even getting this far is an amazing accomplishment, this little app is a clear demonstration that cloud DJing can be done well – online music played with an online app. The developers should be immensely proud.

We’re watching closely, boys. Don’t lose the faith – you’re changing the game.

Please only respond to this post if you had a play – here’s the link again. I’d love to know what you think, how you think this can be improved, how you found the usability, the sound quality, the “stickiness” – and where you’d like to see such technology going.

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Some Beautiful Flowers- International Blossom Park

These are some of the pictures taken by me at the International Blossom Park on the way to Munnar, Kerela State. India. Hope you like them…

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3D Art in 5 minutes

THIS IS AN AWESOME ART TUTORIAL I FOUND HOPE THE VIEWERS LIKE IT….4fef75ba9d899

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Jello Shots worth Hangover

The food blogging world has taken the classic frat house Jello shot and broken the mold (literally) by replacing the Popov vodka and dixie cups with exotic ingredients and fancy molds. These newfangled shooters even sport glam garnishes, so they’ll fit right in at your swanky soirée. Take a gander at these beautiful, jiggly creations!

jello shotsBlueberry Martini (from Bionic Bites)
jello shotsStrawberry Margarita (from Bakers Royale)
jello shotsBlackberry Gin Sour (from The Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)
jello shotsCherry Rainbow (from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen)
jello shotsSangria (from Big Red Kitchen)
jello shotsWatermelon Shooter (from That’s So Michelle)
jello shotsMargarita (from annie’s eats)
jello shotsStar Spangled Shooter (from grin and bake it)
jello shotsPomegranate Cosmo (from Appetite for Good)
jello shotsLemon Drop (from Newlywed McGees)
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Amazing Green Sculptures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Essence of Political Science

 

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Feudalism
You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.

Pure Socialism
You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all the cows. The government gives you all the milk you need.

Bureaucratic Socialism
Your cows are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs the regulations say you should need.

Fascism
You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them, and sells you the milk.

Pure Communism
You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.

Real World Communism
You share two cows with your neighbors. You and your neighbors bicker about who has the most "ability" and who has the most "need". Meanwhile, no one works, no one gets any milk, and the cows drop dead of starvation.

Russian Communism
You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk. You steal back as much milk as you can and sell it on the black market.

Perestroika
You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the Mafia takes all the milk. You steal back as much milk as you can and sell it on the "free" market.

Cambodian Communism
You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you.

Militarianism
You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.

Totalitarianism
You have two cows. The government takes them and denies they ever existed. Milk is banned.

Pure Democracy
You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.

Representative Democracy
You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.

British Democracy
You have two cows. You feed them sheeps’ brains and they go mad. The government doesn’t do anything.

Bureaucracy
You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.

Pure Anarchy
You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors try to take the cows and kill you.

Pure Capitalism
You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

Capitalism
You don’t have any cows. The bank will not lend you money to buy cows, because you don’t have any cows to put up as collateral.

Enviromentalism
You have two cows. The government bans you from milking or killing them.

Theocracy
You have two cows. You get all the milk. You love God, He loves you.

Monarchy
You have two cows. You give some milk to the King/Queen.

Political Correctness
You are associated with (the concept of "ownership" is a symbol of the phallo centric, war mongering, intolerant past) two differently – aged (but no less valuable to society) bovines of non-specified gender.

Surrealism
You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

Talibanism
Nobody has anything. The government shoots you in the soccer stadium.

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The beauty of India-50 amazing photos.

The beauty of India-50 amazing photos..

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The U.S. Presidential Election-A Vedic Astrological View

The U.S. Presidential Election-A Vedic Astrological View.

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The Art of Clean Up

Hello people it’s been a long time since I have posted sorry about the delay now m back…cheers..!!!
Look at these cool pictures I found.

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Have a nice day….and don’t forget to like us on facebook

And leave a comment will you…much appreciated…thank you…Open-mouthed smile

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Amazing Sand Sculptures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pencil Sculptures

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Coffee Art

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Wonderful Bridges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paper Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amazing Trees

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Amazing Snow Sculptures

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All The Cheat Sheets A Web Developer Needs.

No matter how good  programmer you are, you can`t memorize everything. It often happens to spend more time searching for a particular library, tag or declaration, than implementing it on our code.  To ease your work I have gathered here some of the most important cheat sheets that you will ever need. Do you have any suggestions?

HTML Cheat Sheet

CSS Cheat Sheets

Adobe Flash Cheat Sheets

ASP Cheat Sheets


PHP Cheat Sheets

MySQL Cheat Sheets

JavaScript Cheat Sheets

jQuery Cheat Sheets

Unicode Cheat Sheets

XML Cheat Sheets

mod_rewrite and .htaccess Cheat Sheets

Also, you should check out these 25 Neat CSS3 and Javascript plugins that come hand in hand with these cheat sheets.

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Google+: The Next Big Thing or Another Google Failure?

 

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google_plus_vs_facebook_infographicGoogle+ is the search giant’s newest foray into social media. Google has attempted to become a player in the realm of social media before, but every previous attempt up to this point has been a failure. Will Google+ be a success and a serious competitor to Facebook, or will it fade into history like all their previous attempts?

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Before we jump into Google+ let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane and reminisce about Google’s previous, ill-fated attempts at social networking.

Orkut

Orkut was launched in 2004, a month before Facebook went online to students at Harvard. It was created by Google engineer Orkut Büyükkökten. It could have turned into what Facebook is today, but it appears that Google didn’t know exactly what it had and how powerful social media would become. While Google was still trying to figure out exactly what to do with Orkut, Facebook went live to the public in September of 2006 and the rest is history.

It’s not exactly fair to call Orkut a failure. It does have over 100 million users worldwide, but few are located in the United States. It is extremely popular in Brazil and India.

Dodgeball

Never heard of Dodgeball? Don’t worry. You are not alone. Dodgeball was Google’s attempt at a mobile check-in network. It was acquired by Google in 2005 from Dennis Crowley.

Google had the right idea, but once again they failed to capitalize on it. Maybe they were just ahead of their time with this one. Four years later, as Google was shutting down Dodgeball, Dennis Crowley created Foursquare and again the rest is history.

Jaiku

Google acquired Jaiku in 2006. Jaiku was Twitter before there was Twitter. It had the same 140 character limit and many other similarities. However, Google gave up on it just around the time Twitter launched. Who knows what would have happened if they had stuck with it. Perhaps instead of Tweeting we’d all be Jaiking…or something like that.

Wave

I’d love to explain what Wave was, or trying to be, but I can’t. It was a mix of photo sharing, email, instant message and groupware put together in a very convoluted way. It launched in 2009 and was like nothing anyone had seen before and that might have been the problem. Google stopped new accounts from being created two months after it launched and deleted all existing Waves this past April.

Buzz

Buzz was Google’s attempt at micro-blogging. It launched in February of 2010. It was very similar to Twitter except that it was integrated into Gmail. Buzz didn’t create much “buzz” at all and was shut down at the end of 2011.

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As you can plainly see Google hasn’t had much success with social media. It’s not as if they didn’t have some good ideas, but they either gave up too quickly or didn’t realize what they had.

That brings us to Google+. There are now over 100 million users of Google+. That total is expected to grow to over 200 million by year’s end.

While its number of users continues to grow, the average time users spend on their Google+ profiles continues to fall. Last November users spent an average of 5.5 minutes a month on the social network. As recently as March of this year, that number had fallen to just 3.3 minutes. Compare that to Facebook whose users spend an average of 7.3 hours a month. That’s a huge disparity and Google will have an extremely hard time closing that gap.

Google+ is essentially Google’s version of Facebook, although it does incorporate the use of hashtags like Twitter.

Google has thrown a ton of money behind their social network in the form of marketing and advertising. While that has increased its visibility and grown its user base, it has yet to find a way to create an environment that can engage its users like Facebook does.

As of now Google+ has been the most successful attempt at social media for the search giant, but the odds of it being able to seriously compete with Facebook are long. While the gap in the number of users will most likely continue to narrow, it is the average time users spend on the network that is Google’s biggest hurdle.

How can Google get people to spend less time on their Facebook accounts and more time on Plus? That is a question that I am sure the brain trust at Google is trying answer. If they can’t find an answer then they don’t stand a chance at competing with Facebook.

There are some conspiracy theorists out there that believe Google doesn’t care how long people spend on their Plus profiles. They believe that all Google cares about is gathering as much information on their users as possible the way Facebook does in order to eventually deliver customized ads and increase their already large revenue stream.

While I have no doubt that Google eventually wants to use their users information to deliver individually customized advertisements, they have to ensure that their social network is around long enough in order to do that. The only way Google+ will survive is if a way can be found to create an environment that better engages their users.

While I don’t think it is likely that Google+ will ever seriously compete with Facebook, I wouldn’t put anything past Google. With their immense resources, talented engineers and the lessons they have learned from their past failures, it is possible they may one day become a minor nuisance to Mark Zuckerberg.

What do you think? Will Google+ ever seriously compete with Facebook?

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Amazing Places To Experience Around the Globe (Part 4)

 

Intercontinental Hotel and Thalasso Spa – Bora Bora

Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik - Iceland

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Dunes in Peru

Pongua Falls, Vietnam

Seychells

Bachalpsee, Berner Oberland, Switzerland

Lady Musgrave Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Yushan National Park, Taiwan

Kaieteur Falls – World’s Largest

5 Star Taj Exotica Resort - Maldives

Elafonisi Beach, Crete

Casa Kimball – Dominican Republic

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