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American Design Two 20 Petaflop Supercomputer

The engineers in America do not want to stay silent supercomputers from Uncle Sam's country defeated China. Two supercomputers are being built in America today claimed would result in performance far above the ability of the world's fastest supercomputer made in China today.

Two supercomputer being designed by engineers in the United States designed capable of doing 20 petaflop (20 trillion calculations / calculations per second). Speed would be far above the Tianhe-1, the name of China's supercomputer that perched on the top 500 list of fastest computers today with a performance of up to 2.57 petaflop.

One of the supercomputer built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the same location as the Jaguar supercomputer which ranked as two of the world today. The second supercomputer built at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory by IBM. However, both systems are estimated to be completed in 2012.

In the Top 500 list has just been released, China is not only recorded the fastest supercomputers, but also include 42 supercomputers in it beyond the developed countries like Japan, Germany, and England. America still dominates with 275 of the 500 supercomputers on the list.

The new Intel processor is still the choice of most supercomputers. From 500, 398 using a series of Intel processors. While AMD's only used 57 supercomputers. Most of the included Chinese-made and still use the chip American companies, including such artificial support Nvidia GPU.

Tiger Merapi Hovering in Village

Tiger Merapi

Tigers from the slopes of Mount Merapi seen wandering Karanganyar Hamlet, Village Ngargomulyo, Shaman District, Magelang regency, Central Java, since two nights ago.

"It's been two nights in a row we know there are signs of leopard presence in our village," said Chief Hamlet Karanganyar, Thursday (47) in Magelang, Monday.

He claimed to ensure animal sounds on Thursday (13/11) and Friday (14/11) night was a tiger.

In fact, he says, on Thursday (13/11) night he had shined the flashlight to a tiger in a corral near the local people when he was patrolling.

Most of the local villagers, about six miles west of the summit of Mount Merapi was until recently still in the various refugee camps to avoid casualties due to subsequent volcanic eruption on the border between Central Java, Yogyakarta Special Region.

He said the number of local residents as much as 45 heads of families or 130 souls. During an eruption of Merapi, since October 26, 2010 to the present, about 10 residents, especially men still persist at the local hamlet, while others, especially women, children, and elderly people are in refugee camps especially in Muntilan.

"I know exactly if it is a tiger, there tutulnya, about the size of a goat," he said.

When he highlighted the tiger it with a flashlight, he said, the beast and then walked slowly left the corral local residents. "We do not interfere with the important principle," he said.

He said that on Friday (14/11) night Mooo tiger was heard a number of local residents.

"But that Friday (14/11) evening, we were not close to that sound, only heard his voice, but we make sure it is a tiger," he said.

He claimed to be able to distinguish between "Mooo tiger with other animals.

Possibility, he said, in the region higher than the local hamlet, tiger was not getting food because the impact of the eruption of Merapi. "So the beast down to our village," he said.

About two months before the first eruption of Merapi (26/10) evening, he said, he also saw a leopard roaming the local agricultural area.

Other local residents, Surandi (70), admitted, heard groans tiger on Friday (14/11) night.

"That night, we were on guard in the village sengja not approach the sound source, but it is the voice of the tiger," he said.