A carputer is a computer with specializations to run in a car, such as compact size, low power requirement, some customized components. The actual computing hardware is based on standard PCs or mobile devices; because they are computer based they have many standard interfaces such as Bluetooth, USB, WiFi. The first carputer was introduced by Clarion Co. on December 4, 1998, although on-board diagnostics have been employed since the 1980s in order to measure the amount of fuel entering the engine as the carburetors got too complex. A challenge to installing a computer in a car is the power supply. Energy is supplied as a nominal 12V DC in 24V in some trucks; the real voltage varies according to whether the engine is on or off since the battery delivers less than 12V, while the generator supplies more. There can be peaks, at ignition time the current supply drops. External DC/DC converters can help to regulate voltages. Police cars have Mobile data terminals in the form of a laptop swivel mounted where the driver's armrest would be.
This can be used to query networked databases. Microsoft developed Windows Embedded Automotive and used it with the AutoPC, a brand of carputer jointly developed with Clarion; the system was released in 1998, referred to the operating system itself as "Auto PC". It was based on Windows CE 2.0. It evolved into "Windows CE for Automotive"; the platform was used for the first two generations of MyFord Touch while the third generation runs QNX from BlackBerry Limited. Tablet computers such as the Nexus 7 can be installed either permanently or removably, it can be used for listening to music, as well as for GPS navigation. It has a Bluetooth for hands-free calls. Computers can be used to decode on-board diagnostics data to a visual display. Many interfaces are based on the ELM327 OBD Interpreter ICs. STN1110 is known to be used. Vehicular communication systems
Roadrunner (Hurriganes album)
Roadrunner is an album released by the Finnish rock band Hurriganes in 1974. It is considered one of the most influential albums in Finnish rock music history, it was the best selling Finnish album in years 1974-1985 and has sold over 170 000 copies in Finland. The album was recorded in Sweden at Marcus Music studios; the album cover features the band members sitting on a backseat of a Cadillac in Ruskeasuo, Helsinki. The cover has been chosen many times as the best album cover in Finland. All songs composed by Hurriganes, except where noted. Remu Aaltonen – Lead vocals, drums Albert Järvinen – Guitar Cisse Häkkinen – Bass guitar, Backing vocals, Lead vocals in tracks 4, 5. Acoustic guitar in the song "I will stay" Richard Stanley – vocals in ”Mister X”, producer Leif Måses – Recorder List of best-selling albums in Finland Aaltonen, Honey. Cisse Häkkinen. Johnny Kniga. ISBN 978-951-0-38138-0. Aaltonen, Honey. Hurriganes. Loisto. ISBN 978-952-459-765-4. Fagerholm John. Albert Järvinen. Johnny Kniga. ISBN 978-951-0-35182-6.
Hurriganes collection site Rantanen, Miska. Love Records 1966-1979. Schildts Kustannus Oy. ISBN 951-50-1528-6
The Road Runner Show
The Road Runner Show is an animated anthology series which compiled theatrical Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner cartoons from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, which were produced by Warner Bros. Cartoons between 1949 and 1964. Several of the shorts the ones produced from 1965 onward, were produced by DePatie–Freleng Enterprises after Warner Bros. closed their animation studio. The Road Runner Show ran for two seasons on CBS, on ABC for two seasons; each show would feature one Road Runner/Coyote cartoon, with a Tweety and Sylvester cartoon in the middle segment, other WB animated character in the third segment. In 1968, CBS combined The Road Runner Show with The Bugs Bunny Show to produce The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour; the Road Runner and the Coyote more shared at least an hour with Bugs Bunny on CBS during the late-1960s through the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. The theme song was performed by Barbara Cameron. In 1999, it was covered by the Mexican band Chicos de Barrio and was parodied in Histeria!
Featuring Father Time and Big Fat Baby. It has been covered by Barenaked Ladies. An instrumental version was used as the theme song for the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote segments of The Looney Tunes Show; the character Danny Torrance watches The Road Runner Show in the movie The Shining. Mark Knopfler's song "Coyote" from The Ragpicker's Dream album is written from the point of view of The Roadrunner addressing Wile E. Coyote; the Bugs Bunny Show Adventures of the Road Runner The Road Runner Show Page, by Kevin McCorry.
New Mexico Rail Runner Express
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is administered by the New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Rio Metro Regional Transit District, a regional transportation agency, while Herzog Transit Services holds the contract for the operation and maintenance of the line & equipment. Phase I of the system, operating on an existing right of way from Belen to Bernalillo that NMDOT purchased from BNSF Railway, opened in July 2006. Phase II, the extension of the line to Santa Fe, opened in December 2008. Peak ridership took place in 2010, has since declined each year, it now does about 2,400 one-way passenger trips per day. The concept of passenger rail serving the Central New Mexico corridor had been discussed for decades, but it wasn’t until August 2003, when New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson announced that his administration was going to pursue the implementation of commuter rail service, that a serious effort got underway.
That same year, grants were given to NMDOT and MRCOG to begin the effort, the New Mexico State Legislature passed Governor Richardson’s Investment Partnership, a transportation improvement package with the Rail Runner included as one of the bill's projects. Over the next few years, NMDOT and the Mid-Region Council of Governments developed a strategy for implementing the rail service. In 2005, a name and a branding scheme was chosen; the name "Rail Runner" is a play on the name of the roadrunner. The cars and locomotives were received throughout the year of 2005 and groundbreaking for the first Rail Runner station took place on October 31, 2005. During this time the state conducted negotiations with BNSF over the use of the railroad track. After assessing the needs of the track, the state of New Mexico committed to purchasing the railroad corridor from Belen to the New Mexico-Colorado border from BNSF, to ensure that commuter trains would always get the right-of-way and have priority over freight trains in the corridor.
While the engines are capable of 110 miles per hour, the track limits the maximum speed to 79 miles per hour. The Rail Runner went into service on July 14, 2006, serving the Downtown Albuquerque, Los Ranchos, Sandoval County stations. On December 11, 2006, the Los Lunas station opened, on February 2, 2007, the Belen station opened, extending the line to its southern end. In April 2007, two more stations opened: Bernalillo County/International Sunport on the 20th and Downtown Bernalillo on the 27th. On December 17, 2008, the Isleta Pueblo station opened. Phase II, the extension of the line to Santa Fe, opened for service on December 17, 2008. Using the existing Santa Fe Southern Railway track from Lamy to Santa Fe, filled with sharp curves, would have required the train to slow to 15 miles per hour in some places, so new tracks were laid to allow travel times comparable to the automobile; the route uses existing track from Bernalillo to the base of La Bajada, a hill south of Santa Fe. It runs on newly built track on a new right-of-way from CP Madrid, for five miles and in the I-25 median into Santa Fe, at CP Hondo, where it uses an improved Santa Fe Southern Railway track from I-25 to the terminal at the Santa Fe Railyard.
Two of the planned stations for the Phase II extension opened on December 17: the South Capitol and the Santa Fe Depot stations. A third station at the NM 599/I-25 interchange in Santa Fe County opened on August 1, 2009. After the opening of the Phase II stations, several more stations opened. Sandia Pueblo station, serving Sandia Pueblo, opened on August 29, 2011; the last planned station in within Bernalillo County, the Montaño station opened on April 7, 2014. Kewa Pueblo station, serving Santo Domingo Pueblo, opened on March 22, 2010, it is the first station beyond the original 13 planned stations to reach the construction stage and was built using stimulus funds. On September 12, 2009, a special events platform opened. At the end of March in 2014, the Rail Runner added security officers to the system. Officers are charged with protecting the trains, inspecting fares, addressing issues at the stations and parking lots; the wearing and use of lapel cameras during incidents is required. Construction of the platform at the Zia Road station, the last of the four planned stations for Phase II, was completed several years in advance of the station's opening in April 2017.
The central New Mexico corridor, home to half the state’s population, contains Santa Fe, the state capital, Albuquerque, the largest city and economic hub of New Mexico. The two cities are connected by I-25, an congested four-lane rural freeway that parallels the route of the Rail Runner. Alternate routes are otherwise constraining. Within Albuquerque's metropolitan area, the urbanized parts of Valencia county are separated from Albuquerque by Isleta Pueblo. Another four Native American pueblos are traversed by the Interstate Highway to Santa Fe, making the addition of new roadways or the expansion of current capacity financially and politically challenging; the high real-estate prices in Santa Fe mean that many of the people who work there commute from the Albuquerque metro area. Furthermore, the capital is home to many of the state’s cultural institutions and tourist attractions, most out-of-state visitors are forced to make the 60-mile journey from the Albuquerque International Sunport by car.
As the population of the region grows, commute times are expected to increase 80% on some routes by 2025, making the
Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr. known professionally as Junior Walker, was an American saxophonist and vocalist who recorded for Motown during the 1960s. Walker was born Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr. on June 14, 1931 in Blytheville and grew up in South Bend, Indiana. He began playing saxophone while in high school, his saxophone style was the anchor for the sound of the bands he played in, his career started. His longtime friend and drummer Billy Nicks formed the Rhythm Rockers. Periodically, Nicks would sit in on Jumping Jack's shows, Walker would sit in on the Rhythm Rockers shows. Nicks obtained a permanent gig at a local TV station in South Bend and asked Walker to join him and keyboard player Fred Patton permanently. Nicks asked a local singer, to perform with the group; when Nicks was drafted into the United States Army, Walker convinced the band to move from South Bend to Battle Creek, Michigan. While performing in Benton Harbor, Walker found Tony Washington, to replace Nicks. Fred Patton left the group, Victor Thomas stepped in.
The original name, The Rhythm Rockers, was changed to The All Stars"l. Walker's style was inspired by jump blues and early R&B players like Louis Jordan, Earl Bostic, Illinois Jacquet; the group was spotted by Johnny Bristol, he recommended them to Harvey Fuqua, in 1961, who had his own record labels. Once the group started recording on the Harvey label, their name was changed to Jr. Walker All Stars; the name was modified again when Fuqua's labels were taken over by Motown's Berry Gordy, Jr. Walker & the All Stars became members of the Motown family, recording for their Soul imprint in 1964; the members of the band changed after the acquisition of the Harvey label. Tony Washington, the drummer, quit the group, James Graves joined, their first and signature hit was "Shotgun", written and composed by Walker and produced by Berry Gordy, which featured the Funk Brothers' James Jamerson on bass and Benny Benjamin on drums. "Shotgun" reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the R&B chart in 1965, was followed by many other hits, such as " Road Runner", "Shake and Fingerpop" and remakes of two Motown songs "Come See About Me" and "How Sweet It Is", hits for the Supremes and Marvin Gaye respectively.
In 1966, Graves left and was replaced by old cohort Billy "Stix" Nicks, Walker's hits continued apace with tunes such as "I'm a Road Runner" and "Pucker Up Buttercup". In 1969, the group had another hit enter the top 5, "What Does It Take". A Motown quality control meeting rejected this song for single release, but radio station DJs made the track popular, resulting in Motown releasing it as a single, whereupon it reached No. 4 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 on the R&B chart. From that time on Walker sang more on the records than earlier in their career, he landed several more R&B Top Ten hits over the next few years, with the last coming in 1972. In 1979, Walker went solo, disbanding the All Stars, was signed to Norman Whitfield's Whitfield Records label, but he was not as successful on his own as he had been with the All Stars in his Motown period. Walker re-formed the All Stars in the 1980s. On April 11, 1981, Walker was the musical guest on the season finale of Saturday Night Live. Foreigner's 1981 album 4 featured Walker's sax solo on "Urgent".
He recorded his own version of the song for the 1983 All Stars's album Blow the House Down. Walker's version was featured in the 1985 Madonna film Desperately Seeking Susan. In 1983, Walker was re-signed with Motown. In the same year, he appeared as a part of the Motown 25 television special which aired on May 16, 1983. In 1988 Walker played opposite Sam Moore as one-half of the fictional soul duo "The Swanky Modes" in the comedy Tapeheads. Several songs were recorded for the soundtrack, including "Bet Your Bottom Dollar" and "Ordinary Man", produced by ex-Blondie member Nigel Harrison. Walker died of cancer at the age of 64, in Battle Creek, Michigan, on November 23, 1995, he had been inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Foundation that year. He is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, in Battle Creek, under a marker inscribed with both his birth name of Autry DeWalt Mixon Jr. and his stage name. Walker's "Shotgun" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. Jr. Walker & The All Stars were voted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame in 2007.
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Road Runner Rollercoaster
The Road Runner Roller Coaster is a Vekoma Junior Coaster which opened on 26 December 2000 at Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Australia; the 335-metre ride reaches a top speed of 45.9 km/h. The ride has a height restriction of 100 centimetres; this ride is themed to Wile E. Road Runner. On 30 June 1996, Roadrunner Achterbahn opened with Warner Bros. Movie World in Germany, it was one of the many attractions in the Looney Tunes Land section of the park. The ride's soft-opening was on 29 June 1996. Zeitgeist Design and Production's Ryan Harmon served as the Director of Show Development for Warner Bros. International Recreation Enterprises, where he conceived and managed the design team for Warner Bros. Movie World in Germany's worth of rides and attractions, including Roadrunner Achterbahn. Botticelli's - Atelier der angewandten Malerei and Sanderson Group were responsible for designing the theming for Roadrunner Achterbahn. Alan Griffith Architect was involved in the ride's development; the Road Runner Roller Coaster opened at Warner Bros.
Movie World on 26 December 2000. The ride was modelled after Roadrunner Achterbahn, its opening forced the relocation of the Looney Tunes Musical Revue to a location in Main Street near the Movie Magic Special Effects Show; the ride cost AU$1.69 million. On 3 April 2004, Warner Bros. Movie World in Germany was acquired by StarParks; this acquisition resulted in various Warner Bros. licensed properties being removed from the park including DC Comics and Looney Tunes. Roadrunner Achterbahn closed on 31 October 2004 along with Warner Bros. Movie World in Germany. On 19 March 2005, Movie Park Germany opened with Roadrunner Achterbahn being rethemed to Rocket Rider Rollercoaster. Riders are seated in one of two themed trains; the trains are themed to ACME fireworks with Wile E. Coyote on the front and the Road Runner on the back; each train features 8 cars. Riders are restrained by lap bars; these trains cater for 1000 riders per hour. Riders join the queue from the Kids' WB Fun Zone; the queue weaves its way under the lift hill before looping around an area within the ride's footprint.
After exiting the station, the train turns right and is taken up a friction wheel lift hill to a height of 13 metres. A small drop follows the lift hill that leads into two downward helices; the train dips diagonally under the lift hill before elevating and approaching the back end of the station and passing over top. The train runs back parallel with the lift hill before entering two separate helices and entering the brake run; the train returns to the station where riders dismount and exit back into the Kids' WB Fun Zone. The Backyardigans: Mission to Mars in Movie Park Germany known as Roadrunner Achterbahn Enchanted Airways Flight of the Hippogriff Warner Bros. Movie World - Road Runner Rollercoaster Parque Warner Madrid - Correcaminos Bip Bip Road Runner Rollercoaster at the Roller Coaster DataBase Media related to Road Runner Rollercoaster at Wikimedia Commons
Roadrunner was a supercomputer built by IBM for the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, USA. The US$100-million Roadrunner was designed for a peak performance of 1.7 petaflops. It achieved 1.026 petaflops on May 25, 2008, to become the world's first TOP500 LINPACK sustained 1.0 petaflops system. In November 2008, it reached a top performance of 1.456 petaFLOPS, retaining its top spot in the TOP500 list. It was the fourth-most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world on the Supermicro Green500 list, with an operational rate of 444.94 megaflops per watt of power used. The hybrid Roadrunner design was reused for several other energy efficient supercomputers. Roadrunner was decommissioned by Los Alamos on March 31, 2013. In its place, Los Alamos commissioned a supercomputer called Cielo, installed in 2010. Cielo was smaller and more energy efficient than Roadrunner, cost $54 million. IBM built the computer for the U. S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, it was a hybrid design with 12,960 IBM PowerXCell 8i and 6,480 AMD Opteron dual-core processors in specially designed blade servers connected by InfiniBand.
The Roadrunner used Red Hat Enterprise Linux along with Fedora as its operating systems and was managed with xCAT distributed computing software. It used the Open MPI Message Passing Interface implementation. Roadrunner occupied 296 server racks which covered 560 square metres and became operational in 2008, it was decommissioned March 31, 2013. The DOE used the computer for simulating how nuclear materials age in order to predict whether the USA's aging arsenal of nuclear weapons are both safe and reliable. Other uses for the Roadrunner included the science, financial and aerospace industries. Roadrunner differed from other contemporary supercomputers because it continued the hybrid approach to supercomputer design introduced by Seymour Cray in 1964 with the Control Data Corporation CDC 6600 and continued with the order of magnitude faster CDC 7600 in 1969. However, in this architecture the peripheral processors were used only for operating system functions and all applications ran in the one central processor.
Most previous supercomputers had only used one processor architecture, since it was thought to be easier to design and program for. To realize the full potential of Roadrunner, all software had to be written specially for this hybrid architecture; the hybrid design consisted of dual-core Opteron server processors manufactured by AMD using the standard AMD64 architecture. Attached to each Opteron core is an IBM-designed and -fabricated PowerXCell 8i processor; as a supercomputer, the Roadrunner was considered an Opteron cluster with Cell accelerators, as each node consists of a Cell attached to an Opteron core and the Opterons to each other. Roadrunner was in development from 2002 and went online in 2006. Due to its novel design and complexity it was constructed in three phases and became operational in 2008, its predecessor was a machine developed at Los Alamos named Dark Horse. This machine was one of the earliest hybrid architecture systems based on ARM and moved to the Cell processor, it was a 3D design, its design integrated 3D memory, processors and a number of other technologies.
The first phase of the Roadrunner was building a standard Opteron based cluster, while evaluating the feasibility to further construct and program the future hybrid version. This Phase 1 Roadrunner reached 71 teraflops and was in full operation at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2006. Phase 2 known as AAIS included building a small hybrid version of the finished system using an older version of the Cell processor; this phase was used to build prototype applications for the hybrid architecture. It went online in January 2007; the goal of Phase 3 was to reach sustained performance in excess of 1 petaflops. Additional Opteron nodes and new PowerXCell processors were added to the design; these PowerXCell processors are five times as powerful as the Cell processors used in Phase 2. It was built to full scale at IBM’s Poughkeepsie, New York facility, where it broke the 1 petaflops barrier during its fourth attempt on May 25, 2008; the complete system was moved to its permanent location in New Mexico in the summer of 2008.
Roadrunner used two different models of processors. The first is the AMD Opteron 2210, running at 1.8 GHz. Opterons are used both in the computational nodes feeding the Cells with useful data and in the system operations and communication nodes passing data between computing nodes and helping the operators running the system. Roadrunner has a total of 6,912 Opteron processors with 6,480 used for computation and 432 for operation; the Opterons are connected together by HyperTransport links. Each Opteron has two cores for a total 13,824 cores; the second processor is the IBM PowerXCell 8i. These processors have one general purpose core, eight special performance cores for floating point operations. Roadrunner has a total of 12,960 PowerXCell processors, with 12,960 PPE cores and 103,680 SPE cores, for a total of 116,640 cores. Logically, a TriBlade consists of two dual-core Opterons with 16 GB RAM and four PowerXCell 8i CPUs with 16 GB Cell RAM. Physically, a TriBlade consists of one LS21 Opteron blade, an expansion blade, two QS22 Cell blades.
The LS21 has two 1.8 GHz dual-core Opterons with 16 GB memory for the whole blade, providing 8GB for each CPU. Each QS22 has two PowerXCell 8i CPUs, running at 3.2 GHz and 8 GB memory, which makes 4 GB for each CPU. The expansion blade connects the two QS22 via four PCIe x8 links to the LS21, two links for each QS22, it provides outside connectivity via an InfiniBand 4x DDR adapter. This makes a total