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Researchers Give ­pdate on Road to Parallelism

University of Illinois researchers have taken several small steps toward developing new parallel programming models to tap the many-core processors of the future...

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Nine Prace Prototypes Are Available For Testing

Researchers from academia and industry have until April 11, 2010, to submit applications for an opportunity to test prototypes of potential future high-performance...

Expert: Bracket Seedings Irrelevant After Sweet Sixteen Round
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Expert: Bracket Seedings Irrelevant After Sweet Sixteen Round

University of Illinois computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson recently completed a study on the NCAA's men basketball tournament showing that picking the higher...

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Asian Health Research Gets the Grid Treatment

Biomedical and health researchers discussed how they were using grid computing at the recent International Symposium on Grid Computing in Taipei, Taiwan. 

How to Build a Superluminal Computer
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How to Build a Superluminal Computer

Vienna University of Technology physicists Volkmar Putz and Karl Svozil have devised a way to process information that exceeds the speed of light. 

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International Deal Struck in Race to Build Quantum Computer

Researchers at the University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing and Singapore's Centre for Quantum Technologies have agreed to collaborate to build...

Group Seeks to Open Source Data-Center Design
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Group Seeks to Open Source Data-Center Design

The recently announced Open Source Data Center Initiative is looking to apply open source principles to the design and construction of data centers. 

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Educating Elite Hackers

It started with Michael Coppola taking things apart at the age of five: the remote control, his mother's house lamps, the family's VCR. He was curious about how...

Conquering the Chaos in Modern, Multiprocessor Computers
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Conquering the Chaos in Modern, Multiprocessor Computers

A group of computer scientists have found a way to tame multiprocessor computers, which behave in wildly unpredictable ways even as they become widespread in the...

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Quantum on Quantum

Researchers at Harvard University and Australia's University of Queensland have designed and constructed a quantum computer capable of simulating and calculating...

Aerial Surveillance Technology Could Keep Soldiers Safer
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Aerial Surveillance Technology Could Keep Soldiers Safer

Cranfield University researchers have developed an autonomous computer framework that enables one operator to control multiple unmanned aerial vehicles  from a...

Cloud to Tackle Trillion-Euro Money Laundering Problem
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Cloud to Tackle Trillion-Euro Money Laundering Problem

Money laundering is estimated at €1 trillion ($1.36 trillion) worldwide—a huge problem that protects criminal activity. Now European researchers are using cloud...

China's Fastest Supercomputer to Have China-Made Chips
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China's Fastest Supercomputer to Have China-Made Chips

China's fastest super computer "Tianhe-1," is to be equipped this year with China-made central processing unit (CPU) chips, replacing the only part of the computer...

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Project Peppher Announced

The European PErformance Portability and Programmability of Heterogeneous many-core aRchitectures (PEPPHER) project is developing a methodology and architecture...

Egi.eu to Coordinate European Scientific Computing Grids
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Egi.eu to Coordinate European Scientific Computing Grids

A new organization named the European Grid Initiative (EGI.eu) will coordinate a European-wide grid computing infrastructure that will enable scientists to share...

One Sensor to Do the Work of Many
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One Sensor to Do the Work of Many

U.S. Pentagon scientists have developed the Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS-IS), a sensor system that can spot and track...

What's Next For High-Performance Computing?
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What's Next For High-Performance Computing?

The fusion of high-performance computing (HPC) and high-performance data could potentially result in the generation of robust systems that are at least one order...

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Nsf-Supported Researchers Gain Access to Microsoft's Azure Services Platform

The National Science Foundation has announced a memorandum of understanding with Microsoft Corp. whereby Microsoft will provide NSF supported-researchers access...

Cloud Technology to Combat Cancer
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Cloud Technology to Combat Cancer

Cloud services provided over grid technology are helping to treat cancer patients, thanks to an enormous effort by European researchers working closely with industry...

Security Key to Unlocking Cloud Potential
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Security Key to Unlocking Cloud Potential

The issue of security is holding back its full potential of cloud computing. This was the gist of the keynote message presented Tuesday (March 2) by Art Coviello...
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