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Roadrunner

The first supercomputer to reach one petaFLOPS (one quadrillion floating point operations per second). Running under Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Roadrunner comprises 12,960 Cell chips, 6,948 dual-core AMD chips and 80 terabytes of memory. Developed by IBM for Los Alamos National Labs and achieving its record performance in 2008, Roadrunner weighs in at 250 tons, much larger than the behemoth computers of the 1950s. It takes up an area approximately 100 by 120 feet. Although Roadrunner soaks up nearly four megawatts of power, its performance is that of 100,000 fast laptop computers and is actually more energy efficient than many of its peers. See supercomputer and Cell chip.
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Algunos zapotecos consumen especies silvestres como Geococcyx velox (correcaminos) y Aphelocoma californica, Familia Picidae (carpinteros) y Quiscalus mexicanus (Zanate mexicano).
Geococcyx californianus (Lesson, 1829): MHNT 110; MVZ 176050, 7588; UMMZ 116179, 201069, 227058, 227059, 234551, 234552, 236211, 73880, 73881, 85031; USNM 1461 17486, 346493, 499279, 501304, 554946, 554948, 610961, 610962, 614371.
Asi nacio Bruja de monte, que es como llaman al correcaminos (Geococcyx velox) en el sureste de Mexico.
It is worth noting that the equivalent ecological niche in North America is occupied by the roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), a member of the cuckoo order (Cuculliformes).
Cameras recorded kit fox (Vulpes macrotis), coyote, common raven, and greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) scavenging 10 of the carcasses (Fig.
All species were classified into one of five categories: (1) western: species that occur predominantly west of about 98[degrees] west longitude (e.g., roadrunner Geococcyx californianus), (2) central: species that are predominantly in the central plains area (e.g., Great Plains narrow-mouthed toad Gastrophryne olivacea), (3) widespread: species that occur in virtually all states and provinces in North America north of Mexico (e.g., pied-billed grebe Podilymbus podiceps), (4) eastern-western: species that are not widespread but which occur in both the east and in the west (e.g., Mexican freetail bat Tadarida brasiliensis), (5) eastern: species that are exclusively or predominantly found in the east (e.g., alligator Alligator mississippiensis).
At the same time, despite its dangerous venom, it is vulnerable to its own specific predators such as the roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus).
With the exception of the greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), every species that was found in scat from bobcats also was found in scat from ocelots.
During 2008 we identified a greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) nest based on dimensions; this species was not in the dichotomous key (Dunkin, 2008).
En dos tipos de vegetacion se registraron 19 especies: (1) Accipiter striatus, Glaucidium brasilianum, Thryothorus pleurostictus, Mniotilta varia, Basileuterus rufifrons y Piranga ludoviciana en bosque tropical caducifolio y bosque de encino-pino y (2) en bosque tropical caducifolio y cultivos de maiz Coragyps atratus, Ortalis poliocephala, Columbina inca, Leptotila verreauxi, Geococcyx velox, Heliomaster constantii, Pyrocephalus rubinus, Tyrannus melancholicus, Hirundo rustica, Dendroica nigrescens, Aimophila ruficauda, Molothrus aeneus e Icterus pustulatus.
They are commonly preyed upon by roadrunners (Geococcyx californianus), long-nose leopard lizards (Gambelia wislizenii), and a number of snakes including the western coachwhip, (Masticophis flagellum), striped whipsnake (M.
In the Chihuahua Desert, there are many birds, including the roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus), the American kestrel (Falco sparverius), the lark bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys), ladder-backed woodpecker (Picoides scalaris), the cactus wren (Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus), and some larger desert birds such as the turkey vulture or turkey buzzard (Cathartes aura).