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May 23, 2013
by sjvn01
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Build your own supercomputer out of Raspberry Pi boards

When you think do-it-yourself (DIY) computing, you probably think of setting up a screaming gaming computer or putting together the best possible components for the least amount of money. You’re almost certainly not considering putting together a supercomputer. Maybe you … Continue reading

October 1, 2012
by sjvn01
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How Watson Won at Jeopardy

While IBM’s Watson expert system isn’t ready to take over the world ala Skynet, it’s certainly “smart” enough to beat the world’s best two Jeopardy players. The company isn’t treating this as a trivial exercise; they’re also hard at work … Continue reading

December 30, 2011
by sjvn01
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The Top Five Linux Stories of 2011

Just like with networking, I looked at my five most popular Linux stories of the last year, How to install Google’s Chrome OS Review: Barnes & Nobles’ Nook Color goes Android Tablet The Five Best Desktop Linux Distributions Five Reasons … Continue reading