AMD-Powered Frontier Supercomputer Breaks the Exascale Barrier, Now Fastest in the World

AMD-Powered Frontier Supercomputer Breaks the Exascale Barrier, Now Fastest in the World

(Image credit: ORNL) The AMD-powered Frontier supercomputer is now the first officially recognized exascale supercomputer in the world, topping 1.102 ExaFlop/s during a sustained Linpack run, ranking first on the newly-released Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The system not only overtakes the previous leader, Japan’s Fugaku, but blows it out of the water…

Video game maven builds monster 'Star Wars'-style Zoom background for $50: 'It breaks the ice a bit' | Entertainment/Life

Video game maven builds monster ‘Star Wars’-style Zoom background for $50: ‘It breaks the ice a bit’ | Entertainment/Life

  The inspiration for Michele Bousquet’s Zoom wall started a while ago, she’s not sure of the date. Maybe in 2020, maybe 2019, she costumed like an alien to catch the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, a sci-fi inspired Carnival parade created by futuristic, techie-types like herself. All manner of fantastical creatures and contraptions floated by…

PrintNightmare Windows Patch Reportedly Breaks Network Printing Altogether

PrintNightmare Windows Patch Reportedly Breaks Network Printing Altogether

Microsoft this week released a patch to fix the last vestiges of a remote code execution vulnerability called PrintNightmare (CVE-2021-34527), but while the vulnerability now seems fixed, BleepingComputer reports that the patch seems to have broken network printing altogether.  The PrintNightmare bug is a vulnerability that allows attackers to execute malicious code on users’ systems…