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It takes a lot of hardwork to build the world's fastest supercomputer. Sequoia is an IBM BlueGene/Q system that produces 16 petaflops of computation muscle, that's 16 quadrillion operations per second

from Lifehacker

Turn an Old Computer Into a Do-Anything Home Server with FreeNAS 8

You've heard the word server thrown around a lot, but usually in the context of web sites or big companies that have a lot of data to store. In reality, a server can be just as useful in your home. In this guide, we'll walk through how to create your own home server out of an old or cheap computer that can do all your downloading, streaming, and backup tasks 24/7.

The 'reveal' mirror displays health data when a person stands in front of it. Just a concept right now, but very cool! Moooore data!

from Mashable

Microsoft's HoloLens: Wireless virtual reality that looks ready for the masses

Microsoft's new HoloLens combines virtual reality, augmented reality and live video to offer a new computing experience.

from Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

Add a Computer to Your Car with a Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Car Computer

Tired of your laptop or boring desktop computer? Here are 10 awesome computer setups that any geek would love.

Binary Code (computer) I know how to read binary numerically, but this really helps. I was wondering how the numbers translated into letters.

If you think untangling shoelaces is complicated, it’s nothing compared to untangling and deciphering the mess of wires and cables your computer use

You can either buy a desktop computer, or have one built directly into a desk.

Computer Ports - Learn The Name and Location of the Connections on your Desktop Computer or Laptop | RemoveandReplace.com

from MakeUseOf

Understand What Makes Your Hard Drive Tick

Hard Drive Explanation Infograph

from nytimes.com

Lockheed Martin Harnesses Quantum Technology

Quantum computer - probably our greatest advance in computing since the transistor. It should revolutionize all human industries once we learn to use them properly.

The IBM AN/FSQ-7 was by far the largest computer ever built, and is expected to hold that record. It consisted of two complete Whirlwind II computers installed in a 4-story building (1970s).

from Mashable

The ultimate gift guide for the techie in your life

The Kano computer enables users of all ages assemble a computer from scratch, and learn basic coding skills.