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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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"So I feel like that kind of happened today, and (the Roadrunners) just had a really good game of connecting in the second half."
Spokesman for the Thanet Roadrunners Club, Derek Sackett, said last night: "We were told earlier this afternoon that he hasn't pulled through and we're all devastated at the club.
All of our players love inRecruit," said Tom Sacks, basketball coach for the New Jersey RoadRunners.
We used four museum specimens of adult roadrunners from the vertebrate collections at California State University Fullerton to estimate size of the cottontail in our digital images.
The Crusaders pulled ahead, 32-21, with five minutes left in the first half, but the Roadrunners used a 9-2 spurt to trim the margin to 34-30 heading into the locker room.
The challenges of the new track were reflected in the increased fuel consumption experienced by most cars but not for the DTU Roadrunners. Last year the team drove 509 kilometres per litre and won.
Roadrunners lay about four eggs on average per nest, but the clutch size can range as high as 10, according to Ransom.
If I could have chosen what kind of bird I'd be, it would not have been a roadrunner.
For further information on any of the Bahrain Roadrunners activities, contact its chairman Adnan Al Qassab on 39685547, email member Khalifa Najem on 36992288.
Different from previous studies (13,19) in which student achievement behaviors or outcomes were measured by self-report, this study took objective measures, including student persistence/effort for Roadrunners (measured by number of laps they ran/walked over the school year) and running performance (measured by a timed one-mile run).
Others, like Robert Ortega, president of New Mexico's Rainbow Roadrunners chapter, likes to give his baby a little gas every once in a while.
LIVERPOOL haulier Roadrunners has been bought for an undisclosed sum by Manx Independent Carriers,on the Isle of Man.