Titan supercomputer debuts for open scientific research
The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility is home to Titan, the world's most powerful supercomputer for open science with a theoretical peak performance exceeding 20 petaflops (quadrillion calculations per second). That kind of computational capability, helped by Nvidia GPUs, is on par with each of the world's 7 billion people being able to carry out 3 million calculations per second.

Forecasting for weather like this week's "Frankenstorm" may become a lot more accurate with the help of the Department of Energy's Titan supercomputer, a system that launched this month for open research development.
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GE Integrates Power Synchronization into Mission Critical Control Systems
GE Intelligent Platforms announced the PACSystems® RX3i Power Sync and Measurement module. Designed for use in facilities such as data centers, banks, hospitals and e-commerce businesses, it is an advanced power management solution that integrates power grid synchronization and measurement directly into mission critical control systems, enhancing the ability to maintain continuous operations.

As a multifunction RX3i module, the Power Sync and Measurement module consolidates in one module all of the advanced power management functionality needed to ensure continuous uptime and power quality.
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Google Trekker goes to the Grand Canyon
You might remember Google's unveiling this spring of the Street View Trekker, a seeming cross between a backpack and Van de Graaff generator that lets the mapping team produce 360-degree imagery where even trikes dare not tread. The portable camera ball is just going on its first trip, and Google has chosen the most natural destination for a novice tourist -- the Grand Canyon, of course. Staffers with Trekkers are currently walking trails along the South Rim of the canyon.
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32 bit fast-pulse counters in compact IP 67 Box
The EP1518 EtherCAT Box integrates numerous functions in a single box: 32 bit counters, digital inputs with sensor diagnosis and adjustable filter characteristics. The combination of these functions in just one module enables flexible use and also reduces logistics expenditure.

The EP1518 encompasses eight digital 24 V DC inputs as well as an EtherCAT input port and an EtherCAT output port for linking to the process level. The EtherCAT Box counts fast pulses with a counting frequency of up to 1 kHz. The integrated data pre-processing enables the counting pulses to be counted reliably, independent of the control cycle time.
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Red Bull Stratos Jump from 24 miles above the Earth

Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound during his stratospheric leap from 128,097 feet on Sunday and landed safely 9 minutes and 3 seconds later, touching down so gracefully that he made the whole thing look easy. read more
WAGO AS-Interface Master Module

WAGO Corporation’s 750-655 AS-Interface Master Module links AS-Interface (AS-I) devices to higher-level systems. The 12mm wide, DIN-rail mount 750-655 is a cost- and space-effective alternative to stand-alone AS-I masters. read more
7 Feats of Underwater Engineering

While construction has been on hold for years, Poseidon will have no trouble hooking guests if it's ever completed. Plans call for 24 undersea suites with 4-inch-thick transparent plexiglass windows to let guests take in the world under the sea. read more
Konica Minolta's CL-500A Illuminance Spectrophotometer

The CL-500A is Konica Minolta’s first compact, lightweight illuminance spectrophotometer which can be used for evaluation of next-generation lamps such as LED illumination and EL illumination. read more
UBR Sectional Vulcanizing Press

Fifty years ago, Shaw Almex revolutionized the conveyor belt industry with a patented air bag pressure system. With the introduction of the UBR vulcanizer Shaw Almex is again setting the technical standard against which all other vulcanizers will be measured. read more
Desalinate Water Using 50% Less Energy

We are all aware that there is very little fesh water compared to seawater and that the world is getting short of fresh water. And so desalination is the obvious answer, except that it is so darn expensive. read more
TorqSense gives pumps a testing time at Watson Marlow

Having for many years used one of Sensor Technology’s novel TorqSense non-contact torque sensors as an aid to product development, Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, the world’s leading specialist in peristaltic pumping. read more
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