New Muon1 Lattices

And now, 2 new lattices for the Muon1 Distributed Computing project. As noted over at the Muon1 Blog, the new lattices replaces two that have plateaued over the last week, giving tweaks to hopefully bring things along andbreak out of any local maximums. The lattice are Linac900Ext6Xc2 has now been replaced with Linac900Ext6X, which halves the RF […]
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Firefox5, Opera 11.5 Compared (pt2 – Win7)

source: technovore  In part 1, we have a quick look at browser performance in Windows Vista. Here in part 2 we’re going to look at performance under Windows7, just as we did in April. Part 3 will deal with Ubuntu. The test rig is, again, a Toshiba Satelite C655 laptop run in ‘high performance’ power […]
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Muon1 hits 25 Million-Billion Particle Timesteps

The Muon1 project hit another milestone recently. Last year I posted about it hitting 20 quadrillion (or Million-billion) particle timesteps, well less than 11 months later, it had added another 5 Quadrillion to that number. a 20% increase in work in less than a year! It’s quite an incredible achievement. While it took 10 years […]
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BitTorrent Turns 10

Bram Internet protocols and ‘systems’ are either hit or miss. They last for ages, or only a few months. The web, email, IRC, all things that have lasted, eXeem, Google Wave, hardly any time at all. In the fast paced world of the web, it’s often the frantic turnover that kills a new product, especially when it’s […]
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Firefox5, Opera 11.5 Compared (pt1 – VISTA)

source: technovore  It’s been only 3 months since the release of IE9 and Firefox 4 and yet here we are again. This time, with two new browsers, Firefox 5 and Opera 11.50, both with new rendering engines. I’ve split things into three parts. This first part is on Windows Vista browsers, the second on browsers […]
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25 Years of Computing

CC-BY by liftarn As this publishes, it will be exactly 25 years (give or take a few moments) since I got my first computer. Oh how much has changed in that time. June 24 1986, 6am (UK time) and I awoke with eagerness and boundless enthusiasm. Running downstairs, a huge box is waiting. Well, when […]
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