SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
New generation of supercomputers launched

The world’s first personal super computer was launched this week by US firm NVIDIA. With processing power some 250 more than the average PC, and costs starting as low as £4,000, this new technology could become a must-have for architectural practices.

Functions such as processor hungry renderings could be up to 1000 times faster says David Kirk, chief scientist at VVIDIA. Other uses for the Tesla supercomputers is expected to include processing brain and body scans.

The new computers use innovative “graphics processing units” (GPU), a technological breakthrough that will ultimately bring lightning speed to the mass market. Currently being aimed at scientific and research communities, Dell is believed to be planning to mass produce them soon.

IN BRIEF
Monday 08 December 2008
Japan's Maglev reaches speeds of 500km/ph
Fri 21 Nov 2014
Hawkins\Brown-designed hybrid timber tower tops out in London
Fri 21 Nov 2014
Work starts on Chipperfield's Palais Varnhagen
Thu 20 Nov 2014
AC Martin Partners releases statement on the passing of Kenneth Lewis
Thu 20 Nov 2014
Build your own 3D printer with weekly magazine
Wed 19 Nov 2014
Rotterdam wins Best City in Europe Award
Wed 19 Nov 2014
Robert Boell to relocate from Gensler to Darling Associates
Wed 19 Nov 2014
Mouzhan Majidi to join Zaha Hadid Architects
Wed 19 Nov 2014