Researchers have presented the first public version (v0.2) of the open-source and community-developed Python package, Astropy, that is able to provide core astronomy-related functionality to the community.
A widespread networking bug would harm your computer as reported by Reuters cited by Rapid7, security software maker. The bug or the defect not only harms but also gave hackers the ability to get full control of computers, webcams, printers and security systems. In fact, there is a long list of devices developed by manufacturers such as Belkin, D-Link, Cisco Systems Inc’s Linksys division and Netgear.
“This is the most pervasive bug I’ve ever seen,” said HD Moore, chief technology officer for Rapid7.
“This definitely falls into the scary category,” said Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer of security software firm Veracode, who reviewed Rapid7’s findings ahead of their publication.
Scientists from Stanford Engineering’s Center for Turbulence Research (CTR) worked on the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations utilizing Sequoia supercomputer, a supercomputer at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, to understand the engine noise from supersonic jets. Computational fluid dynamics simulations required finely tuned balance of computation, memory and communication components.
It is the first time that the team of scientists has successfully pushed the CFD simulation ahead of 1 million cores.