Studying in IT, it is mandatory task for me to check out what is happening in IT world on the regular basis, which I actually don’t do often. But yesterday I got an interesting news “China developed a Supercomputer which  ranked 1 in the list.” and I was like ”dammm!! ”  Although I know that China is rapidly making fantastic progress in all fields but according to my poor knowledge China was not in competition with India for supercomputer making. What I only knew was India got PARAM computer which is a supercomputer.

    But now the latest in the range of param supercomputer: PARAM YUVA II , which has 69th rank in the list where as China holds the first rank with Tianhe-2 supercomputer.

Param supercomputer

What really happened?

      You all may heard about this. It is a supercomputer developed and designed in India (pride). Actually it is a series of supercomputers made by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) in Pune, India. C-DAC was established because Cray Inc. denied to fuel-up India’s supercomputer need.  India started research on this topic in collaboration with Russia. As a result, India created C-DAC  in 1988. Only 3 years after establishing, In 1991 C-DAC installed  ”PARAM 8000″ which was India’s first supercomputer.

   China was no where in the picture. But after  2008 picture changed dramatically. They in-forced full power in this field, this was not that tough task because China has dictatorship type of government. In very short time period they achieved significant mastery. Now China’s national university of defence technology developed Tianhe-2, which was ranked as ‘number one Supercomputer of world’ in International Supercomputing Conference.

   No doubt we still have very bright future in this field. It’s the race of leading , not surviving. India got very creative brains and extra ordinary talents, they have ability to do anything that seems to be impossible. There are many examples like Infosys who created EVERYTHING FROM NOTHING. What we need is little more support and encouragement from government.

     “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction. “-Bill Gates
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Will they ever beat Facebook?

     Studying in IT, I know what is social networking exactly, and how it works. According to me social engineering is nothing but simple act of asking user about his info and interest. Most of us surely gonna think about Facebook or Twitter when I mention term ‘social network’. This is because the impact they(FB and Twitter) created on over day-to-day life. But the question is ” Any other social networking site will ever catch them up?”

    I searched new social networking sites and found two best creations that I just can’t ignore.

1>Wlinkster.com

2>Buckysroom.com

Lets talk about first one..

      Wlinkster.com is another social networking site created by Sagar Rana, an Indian student. With efforts of some months of coding he launched website on 17 march 2013, and till date it has 6 million hits(wow!!! totally appreciable). There is nothing more that I can explain here, you better visit this site once!!!

Wlinkster.com

The second one is Buckysroom.com …

     It is legendary, because it is created by Bucky Roberts . If you don’t  know, he is that guy who owns some YouTube channels and from using them he is serving us since long time. Bucky’s tutorials are most of on programming languages, Photoshop, after affects and many more interesting subjects . He specially created this site to make worlds most popular open source social network.

bucky

      According to Bucky, Buckysroom is now the worlds most popular open source social network. It is a place where people can discuss with others on similar interest and ask for help or they can provide information, just like we do it in forum. yes! it also has a forum section, in which user can do these discussions. To avoid spam and bad language there is moderator systems. Here, moderators are trusted users  voted by other users.  You have to visit this extraordinary site once if you are a programmer.

But does those sites have capacity to takeover Facebook’s market?

     Answer may be NO, but it just can’t matter. May those little sites are not providing features like FB, but they are making impact on everyone’s  lives in there own way, this is also appreciable.

Let’s talk about Facebook here, it is masterly programmed piece of  blue cake that everyone wants to have a one (may be some may want two). But if you think, legacy in features is the only reason why Facebook is enjoying this huge success, then you are probably getting it wrong. The Google+ (social networking site by Google) which contains all features that Facebook has, may be even more than that, failed to make mainstream position.

So here I make my final thesis :

If  social engineering is an act of asking user about his info and interest and making him believe that his information is secure in their hand, then Mark Zuckerberg has mastered this act.