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The 500 most powerful supercomputers use Linux

The world’s most powerful supercomputers use Linux. Everyone has heard something about supercomputers. A supercomputer is a device whose computing capabilities are by far higher than the capabilities of common computers. Nowadays, the most powerful supercomputer exceeds the 415 Petaflops (PFlops); a performance there’s no way a personal device can achieve. Since the end of

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Archie legacy server at the University of Warsaw in Poland

Archie, the first Internet search engine

September 10, 2020 was the 30th anniversary of Archie, the first Internet search engine. It was launched on September 10, 1990, and developed by Alan Emtage, Bill Heelan and Peter Deutsch at McGill University in Montreal (Canada). This first search engine had nothing to do with the interactive interfaces we know. On the contrary, its

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All Internet servers together draw the world map

This impressive world map is made of dots that symbolize the most representative data centers with Internet servers of the world. According to the last studies, in 2017 there was more than 8.5 million data centers in the world. However, it is difficult to know the exact number due to the great variety of these

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1 minute on the Internet summary infographic

What happens on the Internet in one minute?

A lot of data and actions fit in 60 seconds on the Internet. The Internet has become an indispensable element in the daily lives of more and more people around the world. We use it for learning, looking for information, reading the newspaper, find directions, shopping… We have gradually integrated it in our professional and

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Time servers at the U.S. Naval Observatory

Who keeps the Internet’s clocks in sync?

Have you ever wonder who keeps all the Internet’s clocks in sync? The Internet’s most famous “clock maker” is Judah Levine. The physician Judah Levine contributed to create the software to control the hour over the Internet. In 1993, he had the great idea of distributing time over the Internet and he built the servers

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