Supercomputers

A supercomputer is by definition a computer that has a higher level of performance compared to the conventional general purpose computer. But what are supercomputers used for? Supercomputers play an integral role in computational intensive tasks such as quantum mechanics or climate research. IBM which has been at the forefront of supercomputing shows the constant [...]

Moore’s Law

Moore's law is an observation that Dr. Gordon E. Moore, a director of research and development at Fairchild Semiconductor, made about technological components becoming smaller and more efficient at an exponential rate. Moore's law depends on two factors, technological advances and the growth rate of manufacturing. That means for Moore's Law to remain valid society [...]

RAM

This is the second installment of an ongoing series pertaining to computers and their internal components. Random Access Memory, or RAM, is the part of a computer that holds information in the short-term so that your CPU can quickly retrieve it and use it to execute tasks as needed. It keeps what your processor needs [...]

The CPU

This is the first installment of an ongoing series pertaining to computers and their internal components. The CPU, processor,or Central Processing Unit, has often been referred to as the "brains" of the computer, and that would be true except for the fact that the computer as a whole is essentially like a brain. So what [...]

OSI Model

The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model is the structure that explains a networking system. The model has 7 layers and was first conceived in the 1970s when networking was initially conceived. In a nut shell the OSI model is the list of operations that happen within a networking system. It is also a universal language [...]

Space Tourism

Space tourism has experienced short spurts of reality. In 2001 Dennis Tito became the first tourist, paying $20 million, to travel to the international space station. Yet there hasn't been much activity within space tourism since 2009, but things are changing and space tourism seems very probable in 2019. Currently several space trips are being [...]