Say What? The Week’s Top Five IT Quotes

“What is scary about this is that the U.S. dominance in high-performance computing is at risk. One could argue that this hits the foundation of our economic future.”

    Wu-chun Feng, a supercomputing expert and professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, discussing reports that a Chinese research center has bested the U.S. by building the world’s fastest supercomputer. China’s Tianhe-1A has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee. (New York Times)

“There are all sorts of layers you have to put into it to make sure nobody can tap into it. We’ve put a lot of heavyweight engineering into securing the device, which, frankly, no one else has figured out yet.”

    Gene Zapfel, a managing partner at Unisys, describing a contract agreement with Apple that lets Unisys provide maintenance and other services to companies and government agencies that purchase Apple devices. (Bloomberg)

“There really is no safe harbor on the Web. Your browsing habits are not a factor in keeping you safe.”

    Google security researcher Fabrice Jaubert talking at the SecTor Conference about how Google finds malware. (eSecurity Planet)

“In an Internet world, we need to be able to release something new every day.”

“All these new services will be cloud-centric ‘continuous services’ built in a way that we can all rely upon. As such, cloud computing will become pervasive for developers and IT — a shift that’ll catalyze the transformation of infrastructure, systems and business processes across all major organizations worldwide.”

    Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s outgoing chief software architect, writing in a lengthy “Dawn of a New Day” blog post on Microsoft’s accomplishments and challenges. Earlier this month, Ozzie announced his plans to retire from Microsoft after a period of transition. (Datamation)

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