Day: June 21, 2004

  • The Nokia 6600 Stars in the Movie Cellular

    The Nokia 6600 gets top billing in Cellular, a movie also starring Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, and William H. Macy.  It opens in theaters September 17.  The plot seems a little thin, but there are lots of excuses for gratuitous car chases, gun battles, low battery warnings, and typical uses of mobiles with cameras.

    The best line in the trailer is by far: “This is the single greatest phone ever made.  Hold on a second, I’m emailing this video to myself.”

    Does it feel a bit like the mobile phone equivalent of a BMW Film?  The movie does look like a lot of fun and should be pretty entertaining.

    I don’t know if they’ll honor my request, but I’ve asked that the Nokia 6600 be added to the credits:

  • Top500 Supercomputer List Updated

    There has been quite a bit of shuffling around in the latest edition of the Top 500 supercomputers in the world.  The full list has been published along with a press release covering the changes to the top 10.  For a play by play report, check the highlights.  Of note are the presence of two new IBM clusters in the top 10.

    The Earth Simulator is still number one, though both IBM and HP have quite an impressive showing near the top.  California Digital has put together an impressive cluster at #2.  Missing from the list is the G5 cluster at Virginia Tech, which was offline during this survey for a hardware upgrade.  Hopefully it’ll pop back on the charts next time.