The machine, which processes 33.86 petaflops per second, has been built by the National University of Defense Technology. Tianhe-2 almost doubles the U.S. Energy Department's Titan machine's rate of calculations.
If too many big-budget movies fail at the box office then two-tier pricing could hit cinemas: "$25 for the next Iron Man . . . $7 to see Lincoln," said Spielberg. Niche directors were too risky for Hollywood, and cable TV stations were more adventurous than film studios.
Following the Assad regime's "crossing of the red line" on chemical warfare, the White House has said that its provision of aid to the rebels would be "different in scope and scale to what we have provided before".
The lab will produce its own short-form video content for MTV's mobile apps, and will act as a platform for discovering new talent. Loud, funny and weird ideas are welcome, says the channel's VP of connected content, Colin Helms.