Today, the race for better, smaller, faster supercomputers includes an adjective that wasn't nearly as common five years ago: greener. In other words, more energy efficient. And, not incidentally, cheaper.
Technology might be used to cross the "uncanny valley."
The mobile chip wars continue to be far more exciting than the desktop side: Samsung last night unveiled the Exynos 5 Dual, which has the distinction of being the world's first chip using ARM's Cortex A15 architecture.
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory plans to create what could become the world’s most powerful supercomputer based on a Cray supercomputer with 18,000 microprocessors from Advanced Micro Devices and an equal number of Nvidia graphics chips.
The supercomputer will pave …