Late News: K Computer Hits 10.51 Petaflops, Sunderland Council Adopts the Cloud, Google BigQuery, iTunes Match

The K Computer installed at the Riken Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Japan has reached a milestone by clocking speeds of 10.51 petaflops. The Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers remains unchanged this time but the fastest supercomputer in the world managed to break its own record to clock higher speeds.

IBM and Sunderland City Council have come together to offer IT services to local authorities as well as businesses through a new cloud infrastructure developed by IBM and hosted at the data centre of the council.

Apple recently announced their iTunes Match service after a delay of two weeks. The Apple iTunes Match made it to the market along with the iTunes 10.5.1 which also comes with an update to fix a security vulnerability considered to be critical. The vulnerability can allow attackers to force the users to install fake software updates for their Windows and also Mac.

Google has launched its BigQuery cloud based data analytics platform after keeping it in beta for about a year. The platform has been designed to allow businesses upload and analyse massive amounts of data on the cloud without having to invest in their own data centre.

DreamWorks has claimed that it is using the power of multi-core processors to revolutionise the animation business. Speaking during the Techonomy conference, DreamWorks CEO Jeff Katzenberg said that the company had worked hand in hand with chip maker Intel to come up with a formula that would allow real-time rendering of animation video.