December 18th, 2002


[SRC PHOTO] Earth Simulator, the fastest supercomputer in the world

© Chiaki Tsukumo/AP Photo

An employee walks through the Earth Simulator, the fastest supercomputer in the world, in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo.

Running 35.6 trillion calculations per second, the Earth Simulator is the fastest supercomputer in the world, almost five times faster than the next best one and as fast as the top 20 U.S. supercomputers combined.

машинный зал получился похож на общественную прочеченую... а перспективы они снимать там, в апфото, не умеют :)

It's a machine so fast it performs more computations per second than there are stars in our galaxy.

поеты... а заключительная фраза такая:

with its massive horsepower, the computer can model weather at 100 times the resolution of previous simulations...

скорость компа в лошадиных силах мерить, о-хо-хох...


[PER] listening pmc

don't ask me where i found that picture on the wall
how much it costs what it's worth
sometimes i lough
i lough to think how young we were

we don't need anybody else
to tell what is real
inside each one of us is love
and we know how it feels

someday i cry
i cry for those who live in fear
somedays i don't
i don't remember why i'm here

© PmC


[SRC PHOTO] Christmas tree stands in the Moscow Kremlin

© Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo

A Christmas tree stands in the Moscow Kremlin, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002.
Shown from left, in the background are: Archangel and Annunciation cathedrals, the Great Kremlin Palace.

New Year's is the biggest holiday of the year in Russia, and is followed by the Orthodox Christmas on Jan. 7.


[SRC PHOTO] fire in moscow state conservatory

© Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Photo

Fire trucks stand near the Moscow State Conservatory a 19th-century building, Moscow, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002.

A fire broke out Tuesday evening at the Moscow State Conservatory, sending flames and smoke through a vital cultural institution that has trained many of Russia's finest musicians and hosted performances by internationally acclaimed artists.

All the people in the 19th-century building were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

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