Android Supercomputers in your PocketJust one more thing to add to the list of what makes Android so awesome. Scientists performing complex calculations often need to book time on a supercomputer to solve problems for their research. The problem with this is that time on a supercomputer has to be scheduled in advance, and it can be expensive. Not only that, but they're not portable, so if the researcher is in a remote location, he or she may not be able to quickly enter the data for a calculation.

Enter Android. Some of these newer smartphones can be powerful enough to quickly solve complex problems. Of course it'll be many years before we have the power of a supercomputer in our pockets, but with the help of a supercomputer a model can be generated that allows a handheld computer to come close enough to the answer a supercomputer would give to be useful to the researcher. The details are a little bit over my head, but it just goes to show you that Android as a computing platform is as amazing as it is a smartphone platform. [Wired]

 
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I'm still waiting until we get omni tools like in Mass Effect.

rman18 says:

thats what she said.

jelly roll says:

I'm about to tape my phone to my wrist and act like its a peppboy 3000 like in fallout 3

bjs188 says:

Woman asks: "Is that a supercomputer in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?"

Nerd replies: "Nah, Just my UberDroid 5G"

5-6-ACE says:

I STILL can't figure out how iPhone users have more sex than us...

buzzbarto says:

Sex by yourself doesnt count

ChrisX#AC says:

They don't.. iphone users are lame so they lie..

wg#AC says:

Ok does the "contact us" "news tip not work on here is there another way that I need to get a hold of someone about things. This is the 4th new item I have submitted and have never gotten credit about it. This one irritates me not because I did not get mentioned but because I emailed android central on Monday about this.

Now don't get me wrong I don't email android central to get recognition it just would be nice to. I email them to let everyone know what I find, And I just figured what I was bringing to the table was not worth the headline space. So I guess the question is when I come across stuff like this were or who's attention do I bring it up to??

Thank you.

andro1d says:

I'll give you props. Does that help ease the irritation?

afazel says:

You have my apologies. I didn't see this in our news tips, but I found this in one of my RSS feeds. Sometimes we all see the same news at the same time :)

plankton127 says:

@wg, very cool,I did not know they are looking into this with android. btw. we get more sex, that's what matters right all?

Bakaneko says:

Ew, an IBM SP frame stands in as the supercomputer?

Hello 1998...

How about a nice picture of Kraken or something?

http://www.utk.edu/tntoday/2009/10/06/kraken-supercomputer-first-to-brea...