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HP is putting a supercomputer in space

August 29, 2017

Via: Mashable
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No matter where you are on Earth, your computer just works. As long as you have power (or a battery) and a broadband internet connection, your device is good to go, with access to essentially the computing power of the entire world.

That’s not true in space. Computers on the International Space Station need to connect via a laggy, bandwidth-starved connection that’s beamed from the surface — basically satellite internet.

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