June 18, 2012 |
In the race to build the fastest computer in the world, America is back on top. On Monday, a super-computer designed by IBM for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), took the first spot on the Top 500 list, a list that comes out twice a year ranking the 500 fastest computers on the planet. It is the first time the U.S. has topped the list since November 2009. The winning super-computer is called Sequoia, and it is housed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. Sequoia will be used to build complex models that let scientists test the nation's stockpile of nuclear weapons without having to do nuclear testing in the real world. So how fast is the fastest computer in the world?
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May 12, 1989
A 13-year-old Simi Valley girl was in extremely critical condition Thursday after being hit by a car while walking across a street on her way to school, police said. Jennifer Joyce was struck at 8 a.m. by a car driven by Karen Smith, 39, of Lancaster, Simi Valley Police Lt. Don Austin said. The girl was in a crosswalk at Medina and Sequoia avenues when she was hit by the car traveling south on Sequoia, Austin said. Joyce was taken to Simi Valley Adventist Hospital with major head wounds and internal injuries, authorities said.
August 23, 2005
While criticizing Bearpaw camp in Sequoia ["Sierra Divide," Aug. 16], the Sierra Club continues to operate nearly a dozen camps, huts and lodges, all within national forest and wilderness settings. Guess they're upset because someone else is making the money. TRENT SANDERS La Canada Flintridge Sheer granite, river canyons, waterfalls and gorges bond those who hike those trails. This ethereal beauty is diminished when you round the trail to a porch full of "guests" kicking back with their cold Heinekens.
October 1, 2006
MANY years ago, we had a tent cabin ["Sierra Bliss, Without Roughing It," Weekend Escape, Sept. 24] at a different Sequoia camp. It was cold. A stove or something furnished heat. It also caught the roof on fire, just a slow smoldering, resulting in a 2-foot hole and new accommodations for us. MIKE KIRWAN Venice Send letters to Travel, L.A. Times, 202 W. 1st St., L.A., CA 90012; e-mail to email@example.com. Letters will be edited.
January 13, 2012 |
The silver lining, almost literally, to this winter's drought is the stark high country images of rock and ice . Catching photographers' interest: frozen waterfalls and Alpine lakes that would normally be buried in Sierra snow . . . . Also of note, California's National Parks are accessible in ways they normally aren't this time of year. In Sequoia, for example, Crescent Meadow Road, which leads to Moro Rock, has temporarily reopened. Visitors can still hike the nearly 400 steps to the top of the granite dome to witness striking winter sunsets.
January 18, 2012 |
How can a budget hotel get even cheaper? When it's a kgbdeals limited-time offer. An $89 voucher from kgbdeals gets you two nights at the Madera Valley Inn in the San Joaquin Valley - and a free bottle of wine. The deal: The inn in at 317 N. G St. in Madera, Calif., is within an hour's drive of Yosemite in one direction and Sequoia-Kings Canyon national parks in the other. It's a no-frills budget hotel that's crazy cheap when you buy the voucher and redeem it within the required date.