ARM-based Japanese supercomputer is now the fastest in the world

  ARM-based Japanese supercomputer is now the fastest in the world   Wow - ARM based system now rated number one!. Fugaku is being used in COVID-19 research Source: www.theverge.com/2020/6/23/21300097/fugaku-supercomputer-worlds-fastest-top500-riken-fujitsu-arm

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Read more about the article ESOblog: Twinkle, twinkle little star, but not on our watch
Twinkling stars are far more desirable to poets and romantics than to astronomers. Even in the near-pristine seeing conditions over Chile, home to ESO’s fleet of world-class telescopes, turbulence in Earth’s atmosphere causes stars to twinkle, blurring our view of the night sky. These four laser beams are specially designed to combat this turbulence. The intense orange beams dominating this image originate from the 4 Laser Guide Star Facility, a state-of-the-art component of the Adaptive Optics Facility of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). Each beam is some 4000 times more powerful than a standard laser pointer! Each creates an artificial guide star by exciting sodium atoms high in the Earth’s upper atmosphere and causing them to glow. Creating artificial guide stars allows astronomers to measure and correct for atmospheric distortion, by adjusting and calibrating the settings of their observing equipment to be as accurate as possible for that particular area of sky. This gives the VLT a crystal-clear view of the cosmos, so it can capture the wonders of the Universe in stunning detail. This amazing capture was taken using a drone flown over the VLT by ESO Photo Ambassador Gerhard Hüdepohl.

ESOblog: Twinkle, twinkle little star, but not on our watch

ESOblog: Twinkle, twinkle little star, but not on our watch   Great blog article from the ESO on adaptive optics - mechanical systems to deform the shape of a mirror…

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Read more about the article Silq is a new high-level programming language for quantum computers – TechCrunch
Quantum computer. Conceptual computer artwork of electronic circuitry with blue and red light passing through it, representing how data may be controlled and stored in a quantum computer.

Silq is a new high-level programming language for quantum computers – TechCrunch

  Silq is a new high-level programming language for quantum computers – TechCrunch    Quantum computing hardware continues to improve to the point where we may actually see real-world use…

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