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Britain's oldest original computer, the Harwell, is being sent to the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley where it is to be restored to working order.
The computer, which was designed in 1949, first ran in 1951 and was designed to perform mathematical calculations; it lasted until 1973.
When first built the 2.4m x 5m computer was state-of-the-art, although it was superseded by transistor-based systems.

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New Iowa State supercomputer, Cystorm, unleashes 28.16 trillion calculations per second
Cystorm, a Sun Microsystems machine, boasts a peak performance of 28.16 trillion calculations per second. That's five times the peak of CyBlue, an IBM Blue Gene/L supercomputer that's been on campus since early 2006 and uses 2,048 processors to do 5.7 trillion calculations per second.

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San Diego Supercomputer Centre Launches 'Triton Resource'
The San Diego Supercomputer Centre (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, today officially launched the Triton Resource, an integrated, data-intensive computing system primarily designed to support UC San Diego and UC researchers.
The Triton Resource - which features some of the most extensive data analysis power available commercially or at any research institution in the country because of its unique large-memory nodes - also will be available to researchers throughout the larger academic community, as well as private industry and government-funded organizations.

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Last week the Met Office unveiled a 33 million supercomputer for weather forecasting, capable of 125 trillion calculations per second and one of the most powerful computers in the world.
By a quirk of history, this year is the 50th anniversary of the first computer at the Met Office. Nicknamed "Meteor", it could perform 3,000 calculations per second and revolutionised forecasting. In the previous decade, the forecasters had had to rely on an electrical desk calculator, not capable of automatic multiplication, and operated by a mathematician.

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A new hybrid supercomputer that will use a video game chip to propel performance to petaflop/s speeds.

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Scientists at the Los Alamos government weapons lab have built the world's fastest computer, capable of sustaining 1,000 trillion operations per second....

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