Watch out Google, Wolfram Alpha is Live

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Watch out Google, Wolfram Alpha is Live
 
Wolfram Alpha is a computational knowledge based search engine.Google’s got some competition in search, but of a different kind. Wolfram Alpha – a computational knowledge search engine has gone live. According to the founder, the search engine aims to change the way in which people access data online.
 
Created by British-born physicist Stephen Wolfram, the new search engine is different from traditional ones in the sense that it does not send people to other sites for answers to what they are seeking. Rather, it gives direct answers to their queries.
 
First showcased late last month, Wolfram Alpha’s results to a user’s query are in the form annotated pages of data instead of a list of third-party websites. This is achieved through the computational engine behind the main website; the engine collates data from databases and consults feeds of relevant information to come up with answers to questions in the same format as they are asked.
 
The unique feature of the new search engine is that it can give you information about known facts, or generate new information based on your search query. An example would be calculation of the latest figures for your country’s financial indices. As it works on computational knowledge, Wolfram Alpha also has the ability to solve complex mathematical equations, create graphs and charts, and plot statistics.
 
The search engine’s database is human managed and collated by the staff at Wolfram Research. The data is spread across five datacenters with more than 10,000 CPUs. During a demonstration at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Dr Wolfram said: "Our goal is to make expert knowledge accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime.”
 
Dr Wolfram does not believe his brainchild is a competitor to Google; he sees it as a resource for people to get better information from the internet.
 
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14-05-2009, 15:47:46

tinytomlogan
For me that would be working with the res dude, just too big imho to make it look tidy

15-05-2009, 14:16:28

AdamLeyshon
I think in a case 220mm x 590mm x 595mm should be able to fit it lol

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15-05-2009, 14:58:40

tinytomlogan
Sweet, be great to see how it develops :D

15-05-2009, 15:07:21

AdamLeyshon
Thanks! :D This next one is gonna be my pride and joy lol since after this build I'll be totally broke :eyes: :D

UPDATE: I got a present for ya!, actually it's more of question hehe.

Can pumps be orientated on its side? or do they have to be upright i.e. inlet on top.

18-05-2009, 11:58:59

AdamLeyshon
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18-05-2009, 12:16:17

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DDCs can be mounted on their side, just not upside down. D5s can be mounted anyways.

I think... We had a therad on it a while back.

22-05-2009, 17:06:33

AdamLeyshon
Right well I ordered my 5 Kaze Jyuni 1900RPM fans today, make my final payment on the case sometime this weekend I hope, 3-4 days lead time on that case and i should have it by next weekend I hope.

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28-05-2009, 15:15:14

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28-05-2009, 15:37:26

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Hiya,

Got a quick question about those fans as I was thinking of buying some.

Have you got them on a fan controller? Can they be tamed to silence?

28-05-2009, 15:58:16

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I did have them on my sunbeam controller and yes on about 3/4 setting, they're pretty quiet, drop them to 1/2 and they're silent, although I don't know what thier performance dropped to.

I now have them connected directly to 12v and I can live with it, a tad loud but they are really cooling my CPU (via Radiator). I think the reason they are loud is due to the radiators fins being very dense as they are not too bad when not on the rad.

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Sorry I can't be more specific. When not on a rad they seem very quiet, on a rad prob depends on the fin density. make sure your controller has loads of guts.
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