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This super computer would calculate in 1 second what a human would do in 6 billion years

It’s shiny, fast and ultrapowerful. But it’s not the latest Alpha Romeo. A physics laboratory in Tennessee just unveiled Summit, likely to be named the world’s speediest and smartest supercomputer.

Perhaps most exciting for the U.S.? It’s faster than China’s.

The supercomputer — which fills a server room the size of two tennis courts — can spit out answers to 200 quadrillion (or 200 with 15 zeros) calculations per second, or 200 petaflops, according to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where the supercomputer resides.

“If every person on Earth completed one calculation per second, it would take the world population 305 days to do what Summit can do in 1 second,” according to an ORNL statement.

Put another way, if one person were to run the calculations, hypothetically, it would take 2.3 trillion days, or 6.35 billion years. [9 Super-Cool Uses for Supercomputers]

The former “world’s fastest supercomputer,” called Sunway TaihuLight, can perform 93,000 calculations a second (93 petaflops), while humming away inside China’s National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi.

So, how did Summit become such a giant?

The supercomputer is an IBM AC922 system that’s made up of 4,608 computer servers — each comprising processors (the brains of the computer). But what’s actually going on inside these processors is what makes the difference.

“Summit’s computer architecture is quite different from what we have had before,” Daniel Jacobson, a computational biologist at ORNL, who is working on Summit, told Live Science. For one thing, the computer uses the new Tensor Core feature in its graphics cards (made by Nvidia), which is designed specifically for applications focusing on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), and to be fast.

Basically, unlike older computer chips, these chips are optimized for a special type of mathematical operation on matrices — or rectangles filled with numbers with rules for adding, subtracting and multiplying the different rows and columns. Computers equipped with AI programs often learn using so-called neural networks, which have several layers in which lower calculations feed into higher ones. And this process requires the heavy use of matrices.

“This is a brand-new feature that has allowed us to break the exascale barrier,” Jacobson said, referring to a processing speed that’s over a billion billion calculations per second.

In addition, Summit has loads of superfast memory (RAM) available on each of its nodes, where localized calculations can take place.

“Each node on Summit has 512 Gb [gigabytes] of RAM and the network that communicates between nodes uses adaptive routing, and is thus incredibly fast, which helps us scale the calculation across all the nodes very efficiently,” Jacobson said. So-called adaptive routing means Summit has some flexibility in how it runs calculations — sort of like networks of brain cells connected to synapses.

And though pricey — a New York Times report puts the cost at $200 million — Summit could deliver big for science: The supercomputer is built to integrate artificial intelligence into its computing, which could make Summit a formidable foe in the battle for answers to some of the world’s most complex mysteries.

“There are many, many scientific uses of this sort of supercomputing capacity,” he said. “Whether this is for new discoveries for bioenergy or new discoveries for precision medicine, many things are now possible that simply weren’t before.”

For instance, just as artificial intelligence programs are being co-opted to learn to pick out cats from images, said Jack Wells, the director of science at ORNL, these AI programs running on Summit could learn to pick out and categorize all kinds of data, ranging from those in biological sciences to physics, such as detections of neutrinos and other particles.

Owing to the death of his mother, Late Deaconess Juliana Adaeze Wagoha and sister, Dr. Elizabeth Ihuoma Wagoha, in an accident, Ebenezer Wagoha aka Oluwa Benny is here with another Track titled
‘One in a Million’ produced by IQBEATS

One in a Million – Oluwa Benny ft Eruchee drops on the 30th of June

Femi Falana blasts Muslim Group who threatens to sue his son, Falz

Human rights activist and renowned lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has dared the Muslims Rights Concern, MURIC, to sue his rapper son, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz, if they are aggrieved by his trending ‘This is Nigeria’ video.

Recall that the group during the week released a statement, ordering Falz to take down “This is Nigeria” video which, according to them, ridicules their religion because some girls were seen in the footage wearing hijab and dancing Shaku Shaku.

They also threatened to take a legal action against the rapper after the expiration of the ultimatum given to him.

But reacting to the threat, the renowned lawyer told Vanguard that in as much as freedom of speech is constitutionally guaranteed in the country, nobody has the right to threaten another person.

According to him, the video in question contains a lot of messages and desired to be encouraged by anybody who has the interest of this country at heart.

Speaking further, Falana said he has confirmed that his son, who’s also a lawyer by profession is handling the threat within the ambit of the law.

“My son is a lawyer and I have confirmed that he’s handling the threat within the ambit of the law. The video in question contains a lot of messages and it should be encouraged by anybody who has the interest of our country at heart.

“Since the group has threatened to sue him or threatening to sue him. My son has promised that he would meet them in court. I support that decision.

“We all belong to this country, nobody can threaten another person. Freedom of speech is constitutionally guaranteed.

“If you are aggrieved as a result of any publication or record, the appropriate thing for you to do is to go to court. I’d hope that they will go to court at the expiration of the ultimatum given to my son,” said the renowned lawyer.

PERSINALITY OF THE WEEK: Meet Dehlia Umunna, The First Nigerian Professor Of Law At Harvard Law School.

Meet Dehlia Umunna, The First Nigerian Professor Of Law At Harvard Law School.

Dehlia Umunna was appointed Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (HLS), thus becoming the first Nigerian to achieve the feat. Continue reading PERSINALITY OF THE WEEK: Meet Dehlia Umunna, The First Nigerian Professor Of Law At Harvard Law School.

Mysterious snake swallows N36 million at JAMB office

A mystery snake is said to have sneaked into the accounts office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital and made away with N36 million cash.

Before now, JAMB candidates purchased scratch cards from JAMB state offices and other designated centers, to gain access to the Board’s website for either registration or to check their admission status but the reforms introduced by JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, recommended an end to the use of scratch cards.

A team of auditors was dispatched to different state offices of JAMB to take inventory of the sold and unsold scratch cards and recover whatever money that might have either been generated or mismanaged during the period of the sale of scratch cards.

On their visit to Makurdi office of JAMB, a sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, told JAMB registrar and his team that she could not account for N36 million she made in previous years before the abolition of scratch cards.

In the course of interrogation, Philomena confessed that it was her housemaid that connived with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” steal the money from the vault in the accounts office.

She said: “I was one of the four sales clerks attached to JAMB office in Makurdi. My responsibility was to sell scratch cards to candidates and not involved in handling the revenues. It was the responsibility of Joan Asen and my other senior colleagues. I only remit money when am done selling the cards.

“Few months ago, there was issue of fraud in the Makurdi office. Auditors were sent from Abuja to carefully flip the record books of the office, to perhaps, ascertain the current state of affairs.

“The state Coordinator, Obilo, was not around when the audit team came. But in the course of the audit, N36 million was discovered to have been missing from the account. An investigation was launched. In the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Joan Asen, who is account staff and a lady outside JAMB have connived to steal the money.”

Philomina in her confessional statement said that Joan Asen and her accomplices confessed that they have been stealing the money “spiritually” through a mysterious snake that always sneak into the office to swallow the money from the vault.

According to her “It was a mystery to me too. I have been saving the money in the bank, but I found it difficult to account for it. So I started saving it in a vault in the office. But each time I open the vault, I will find nothing. I became worried and surprised how the millions of Naira could be disappearing from the vault. I began to interrogate everybody in the house and office, and no one could agree on what might have happened to the money. I continued to press until my housemaid confessed. She said that the money disappeared “spiritually”. She said that a “mysterious snake” sneaked into the house and swallowed the money in the vault.”

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Wife Loses 22 years of marriage for wearing trousers

Lagos – A 42-year-old housewife, Fatimot Abiola, on Wednesday in Lagos lost her 22 -year-old marriage to her husband, Rasheed, for wearing trousers against her husband’s wish.

Delivering the judgment, the President of Igando Customary Court, Lagos, Mr Akin Akinniyi said that it appeared that the estranged couple was tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile both parties had failed.

Petition for marriage divorce
“Since both parties consented to the dissolution of their marriage, this court has no choice than to dissolve the marriage.

“The court pronounced the marriage between Mr Rasheed Abiola and Mrs Fatimot dissolved, both parties henceforth cease to be husband and wife.

“Both are free to go their separate ways without any hindrance and molestation,” Akinniyi ruled.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abiola had earlier told the court that his wife wears trousers which he had warned her severally to desist but she refused.

“My mother and I had warned Fatimot severally to stop wearing trouser but she will not listen, I can no longer cope with her way of life and her deviant attitude,” he said.

The 47-year-old custom officer said that his wife was threatening him from marrying another wife.

“Fatimot is threatening to harm me if I make any attempt to marry another woman.

“But Fatimot and I have not been sleeping together as husband and wife for years,” he said.

“She once left the house and never return until after a year,” the estranged husband said.

According to him, he is experiencing depression because he does not have peace of mind.

He begged the court to dissolve the union that he did not love her again, he wants to move on with his life.

However, Fatimot said that her husband kicked against her wearing trouser claiming she wanted to be trading in prostitution.

She said that she never threatened him not to marry another wife.

The mother of three children urged the court to grant her husband’s wish. (NAN)

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Former Kwara State University Lecturer commits suicide

A former lecturer at the Department of Crop Production, College of Agriculture, Kwara State University, Malete, Dr. Solomon Osunlola, committed suicide yesterday Friday, November 17th.
According to reports, the registrar of KWASU had written to inform him of his conversion to a contract staff from a full-time appointment. This reportedly got the deceased so depressed that some of his friends had to seek spiritual help because it became a serious case.
The deceased had lost his wife three months ago. One of his friends had offered to assist him with a job at Landmark University but Osunlola declined and refused to submit his credentials.
Yesterday, his family members had to force his room door open after he did not step out in the morning. Sadly, they discovered that he had committed suicide.
Confirming his death, the director, Public Relations, KWASU, Dr. Isiaka Aliagan, said
“The Management of KWASU, Malete, would like to clarify that the late Dr. Oluremi Solomon Osunlola, was a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Crop Production, College of Agriculture. He joined the services of the Institution on a full-time appointment in 2010. However, during staff verification, it was discovered that the late Osunlola had already retired from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Kwara Office, before taking up a full-time appointment with KWASU.
Despite the fact that the deceased violated the rule of his engagement, the university, in August, 2017, converted his appointment to contract on compassionate grounds. This is all we can say about the late Osunlola.”
His remains have been deposited at the morgue.

Married Lecturer caught in hotel room with female student in Cross River State

It’s not so much of a new news, hearing Lecturers having affairs with students, most especially as a consideration for academic marks/privileges. Same was the story in Cross river State were a married lecturer was arrested yesterday for inviting a female student he was assigned to supervise her final year project to a hidden hotel in barracks road, Igoli Ogoja, Cross River state.

In a video gone viral on social media, the lecturer was caught asking the student, “Have I done any wrong? Then he turned to explained to the officers that he was set for his promotion interview before the female student called him.

The officers then ordered him to their vehicle.

From the video, the man was seen begging to be allowed to go for his promotional interview which he missed due to the arrest.

The lecturer is alleged to be working at the College of Health Technology, Iboko, Yala LGA of Cross River State.

He’s also the HOD of the Laboratory Services Department of General Hospital Ogoja Cross River State.

Oluwa Benny’s latest Single -BLACK MAGIC: All you need to know

‘Black Magic’, the Song Title of Oluwa Benny’s latest single, has been in and around the place with lots of downloads. You could download this song via this link – https://my.notjustok.com/track/download/id/273932….

Here’s a bit to know about the Artiste, Oluwa Benny.

INTERVIEWER: A brief introduction about yourself

OLUWA BENNY: My name is Wagoha Ebenezer Chimene popularly known as oluwa benny…(my music name)

INTERVIEWER: What led you into Music?
OLUWA BENNY: my love and I’m naturally grinded into it

INTERVIEWER: So how do you blend both Music and Education

OLUWA BENNY: yea i believe in time for everything but i have a deep passion for music but i still make my education my piriority

INTERVIEWER: Ok just tell us a bit about your newest hit

OLUWA BENNY: ok
BLACK MAGIC is one of my single(third single)
that was mixed and mastered by dsbeats.

INTERVIEWER: Any info about it?

OLUWA BENNY: it dropped officially on phcitypromo and other websites on Monday 2nd october and the links to the song

INTERVIEWER: What led you to title it ‘Black Magic’? What’s the inspiration?
OLUWA BENNY: the song was inspired by an african lady who values the black culture

INTERVIEWER: Any hint on who?
OLUWA BENNY: it remains undisclosed for now🙏

INTERVIEWER: A line of your New hit?
OLUWA BENNY: “girl i say kibumbum kibumbum ki the girls them like the black magic ehh”

INTERVIEWER: Who’s your role model? Who you look up to in Music?
OLUWA BENNY: My role model is Ycee and Burna Boy

INTERVIEWER: Any reason for this?
OLUWA BENNY: I love their musical concept and I’m in their line of music

INTERVIEWER: So which line of music are you into?
OLUWA BENNY: HIP POP, Agro Pop and Ghana Alkaida

INTERVIEWER: What are your expectations after this New single of yours?
OLUWA BENNY: I’m expecting more downloads from my fans and higher heights.

INTERVIEWER: So what have you got to say to your fans, Fam and well wishers?
OLUWA BENNY: I want to say a big thank you to my fans for believing in me and my advice is “never give up on yourself”.
your struggle now pays later.

JAMB NEW CUT-OFF: 120? Shocking!

Mixed reactions have welcomed the new cut off mark for university admission by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) fixed at 120 score.
The board also pegged entry qualifications benchmark into polytechnics, colleges of education and monotechnics at 100. But candidates seeking degree admission into the colleges of education must equally possess 120 like that of the universities. Continue reading JAMB NEW CUT-OFF: 120? Shocking!

UNICAL SUG: 4 BRANDS PARTNER WITH DIRECTOR OF SOCIALS FOR PROMOTION AND SOCIAL EVENTS

By DANIEL FAITHFUL M.

One of the major preoccupations of students on campus aside academics is maintaining a healthy and social life; apparently there has been a decline of such activities on campus lately.

Comr. Egwu Daniel

The Emergence of Egwu Daniel as the Director of Socials has broken a new dawn in the sector. Continue reading UNICAL SUG: 4 BRANDS PARTNER WITH DIRECTOR OF SOCIALS FOR PROMOTION AND SOCIAL EVENTS

” Just bring your baby”, Professor tells Student Mum

A professor in Tennessee has a solution for a student who missed class after she couldn’t find someone to babysit her 3-year-old girl: Just bring the child to class.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Professor Sally Hunter at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville emailed Morgan King that she would be “absolutely delighted” to hold King’s daughter, Korbin, while teaching class.

“I’m very serious with this offer— just bring Korbyn with you!” the professor wrote, excusing the student for missing a class.

King later posted on Twitter that she cried with gratitude. And her professor’s email wound up being shared widely on social media, even by Chancellor Beverly Davenport.

Wrote Davenport: “Morgan, thanks for showing us challenges college students face. Prof Hunter, thanks for being part of the solution.”

Bafana Bafana shock Super Eagles in their backyard

Bafana Bafana secured their maiden victory against the Super Eagles in a competitive match on Saturday night Two second half goals courtesy of Tokelo Rantie and Percy Tau, saw the South Africans claim a famous 2-0 away victory over Nigeria. Continue reading Bafana Bafana shock Super Eagles in their backyard

TOP AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SCHOOL ABROAD IN NIGERIA

Opportunities they say comes but once.

Here are fresh scholarships mainly for New/Fresh University Students. If you are already in school and planning to start a new course abroad, you can also apply. It’s totally free to apply. See below; Continue reading TOP AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS TO SCHOOL ABROAD IN NIGERIA

RSU SUG STUDENT WEEK: OLD SCHOOL DAY (PICTURES INCLUDED)

Students come out to do it the Old Fashion Way…

By  Kurotams Hanson and Soky Williams Leslie

As part of efforts to mark this year’s Rivers State University SUG week, a line up of events was rolled out with the Jean Carnival on Monday, Youth summit on Wednesday, Old school on Thursday, Rag day on Friday, Cultural day on Saturday, Thanksgiving on Sunday.

It was lit…

Continue reading RSU SUG STUDENT WEEK: OLD SCHOOL DAY (PICTURES INCLUDED)

RIVERS @ 50; A Student’s Perspective. A Must Read!!

                    RIVERS GOLDEN JUBILEE

 by

                                 Umoh Abraham

              OVERVIEW OF RIVERS STATE

Rivers state is located in the South-South geo-political zone of Nigeria. Rivers State, the treasure Base of the country was created on May 27, 1967 by the General Yakubu Gowon’s administration. Continue reading RIVERS @ 50; A Student’s Perspective. A Must Read!!

RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT WEEK 2017

By DANIEL FAITHFUL

The long awaited biggest campus event is already here. The Rivers State Universitity Student community is all set for this years edition of the Student week. The student week organised by the Director of Socials  Adokiye  Tamunosikima.

The SUG students week is scheduled to begin today, Monday 29th May 2016.

Details of the 2017 Student week Activities:
Monday: Jean/Mask Carnival
Tuesday: Sports Grand Finale
Wednesday: Rivers State Youth Summit
Thursday: Old School Day
Friday: Rag day/ Award/ Pageantry Night
Saturday: Cultural Day
Sunday: Thanksgiving

The Director of Socials who stated that the Student week was an annual tradition He said “The student Union week is an annual ritual as stipulated in the school’s calendar
It is a week set aside for Students to ease them of the tremendous classroom stress
in all it’s a week of fun”. He also added that  this years edition was going to be the best for students to remember in years to come.

JEAN/MASK CARNIVAL

For now all roads leads to Love garden for the commencement of the Jean and mask carnival!

MR and MISS UNICAL 2017 WINNERS OFFER CHARITY TO CHILDREN.

Kindness in words creates confidence,.Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. – Lao Tzu

By DANIEL FAITHFUL

It was only  but few months ago, when the 2017 Mr and Miss UNICAL came to a close with the crowning of its winners, but for these current Kings and Queens, their one year on the throne is more than wearing crowns.
Continue reading MR and MISS UNICAL 2017 WINNERS OFFER CHARITY TO CHILDREN.

BGS Veritas University Shares Sucess Story, Recounts Being Expelled From Covenant University.

According to Ms. Obazele Patricia Ezebi who recently emerged as Best a graduating student of Veritas University recounts her journey to sucess in a brief instagram post.

A part of the post that caught attention and has caused a stir in social media is her recounting that she had to look past being expelled from Covenant University in 300 level and having to start all over again. Continue reading BGS Veritas University Shares Sucess Story, Recounts Being Expelled From Covenant University.

RETURN TO ALMAMATER: Senator DINO MELAYE EATS AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT IN ABU

According to His official Instagram Page, Senator Dino Melaye shared pictures of him eating  Amala and Ewedu soup at a local restaurant in Ahmadu Bello University.

Senator Dino Melaye

Continue reading RETURN TO ALMAMATER: Senator DINO MELAYE EATS AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT IN ABU

AMVCA 2017: See full list of winners

By Orhungul ‘ODee’ Usha

“76”, “Oloibiri”, Rita Dominic and Funke Akindele win big at the 2017 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

amvca-2017

“Which musician do you know is having AMVCA?” goes the popular line from the hit track Bad baddo baddest. Well, the AMVCAs are here yet again and though no musician won an award it was a ceremony for the ages. We therefore bring to you the winners from The fifth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards which held on March 4, 2017.
The event which held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos, was hosted by IK Osakioduwa and Minenhle ‘Minnie’ Dlamini. Continue reading AMVCA 2017: See full list of winners

ACTIONS FROM THE MR. AND MISS UNICAL 2017 AUDITIONS [PHOTOS]

ACTIONS FROM AUDITION DAY TWO

By NDIFON HENRY

Yet again was the second audition of the prestigious Mr and Miss UNICAL Pageant which held on the 25th of february 2017 at the S.U.G Senate chambers, Malabor Students centre. The audition started at about 12:45 pm with contestants from the various faculties of the university vying for the highly adored position. Continue reading ACTIONS FROM THE MR. AND MISS UNICAL 2017 AUDITIONS [PHOTOS]

PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK: MEET PRETTY MODEL, QUEEN JAJA.

Over the Weekend KampusAreaBlog got in contact with Brilliant and Beautiful Model, Queen Jaja. A student of Rivers State University of Science and Technology. She is also signed to a modelling agency and a United Bank For Africa (UBA)  Campus Brand Ambassador.

Read The Interview of the Interview below… Continue reading PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK: MEET PRETTY MODEL, QUEEN JAJA.

PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK: MEET FAST RISING COMEDIAN KPAKOL BETHRAM

By Henry Ndifon

AN INTERVIEW WITH KPAKOL BETHRAM

Over the weekend KampusAreaBlog engaged fast rising and Award Winning Comedian and Actor Kpakol Bethram. Bethram who has come to light in the comedy industry in Nigeria over the last two years.

Kpakol Bethram
Kpakol Bethram

He has gone on to perform alongside top notch comedians and musicians in several  shows amongst which are; Night of a Thousand Laugh’ and ‘Akpororo vs Akpororo’ e.t.c . Also popular for his skits on social media.(official betram) Continue reading PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK: MEET FAST RISING COMEDIAN KPAKOL BETHRAM

All The Winners At The 59th Grammy Awards

All the winners at the 59th Grammy Awards

It was all glitz and glamour last night at the 59th Grammys awards which held at the Staples centre, Los angeles, california, United states hosted by James corden.

Adele the Biggest Winner of The Night!
Adele the Biggest Winner of The Night!

Adele being the biggest winner for the night bagged five(5) Continue reading All The Winners At The 59th Grammy Awards

Recovered Loots: I Bet Over 10 Billion Dollars Would Be Recovered If Homes And Hiding Place of Ex Govt. Officials Are Raided – Ali Baba

Popular comedian Alibaba aka Grand Comedian Of the Federal Republic  had this to say on his instagram page about the ex government officials.

Read Below Continue reading Recovered Loots: I Bet Over 10 Billion Dollars Would Be Recovered If Homes And Hiding Place of Ex Govt. Officials Are Raided – Ali Baba

CRAZE CLOWN: THE TOUCH ( pics and video)|| House of Craze

Popular comedian Craze Clown is at it again with yet another trending skit.

This was meant to promote His forthcoming show in Ukraine next Sunday May 8th with Falz the Bahd guy.

 

. Paul decides to use shortcut to get the Ladies and he got more than he asked for … THE TOUCH brought to you by HOUSE OF CRAZE … Anticipate The biggest show yet to hit Ukraine … THE GOOD THE MAD AND THE FUNNY with @falzthebahdguy  Continue reading CRAZE CLOWN: THE TOUCH ( pics and video)|| House of Craze