There is new interconnect technology under development based on the PCI Express bus which promises another jump in communication speed inside a cluster. Versions of the technology are being developed independently by the companies PLX Technologies and A3Cube. Interconnect technology has continued to evolve since the first cluster appeared on the Top500 list. The interconnect allows the machines [...]
When you want to print an object on a 3D printer, you will likely find that one option is a file in the STL format. In the Windows operating system, these files will generally have a ".stl" extension. If you've ever wondered what is in these STL files read on ... STL (STereoLithography) is a [...]
On February 12th the downtown branch of the Edmonton Public Library opened a new space called Makerspace. The space makes two 3D printers available to the public as well as a variety of other technology including a large green screen, high-performance computer and design software, robotics kits, a dedicated video gaming area. In addition there is the [...]
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