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New Russian Top50 Supercomputers List Released

The Research Computing Center of Lomonosov at Moscow State University (MSU) and the RAS Joint Supercomputer Center have released the latest Top50 list of the most...

The Sum of Knowledge
From ICT Results

The Sum of Knowledge

European researchers are creating new technology that could, ultimately, make accessible the sum of humankind’s knowledge. Hundreds of organisations and millions...

Moving Toward a New Vision of Education
From ACM TechNews

Moving Toward a New Vision of Education

Researchers from the University of Basque Country have finished a 10-year study examining the effects of information and communications technologies (ICT) in the...

Debating Net Neutrality
From Communications of the ACM

Debating Net Neutrality

Advocates seek to protect users from potential business practices, but defenders of the status quo say that concerns are overblown.

Managing Data
From Communications of the ACM

Managing Data

Dealing with terabytes of data is not the monumental task it once was. The difficult part is presenting enormous amounts of information in ways that are most useful...

From ACM News

Netflix Awards $1 Million Prize and Starts a New Contest

Netflix, the movie rental company, has decided its million-dollar-prize competition was such a good investment that it is planning another one.  The company’srecommendation...

Eu Funding 'orwellian' AI Plan to Monitor Public For 'abnormal Behavior'
From ACM TechNews

Eu Funding 'orwellian' AI Plan to Monitor Public For 'abnormal Behavior'

The European Union-funded Project Indect is developing software that monitors and processes information collected from Web sites, discussion forums, file servers...

White House ­nveils Cloud Computing Initiative
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White House ­nveils Cloud Computing Initiative

The Obama administration has introduced a cloud computing policy that aims to lower infrastructure costs and reduce the environmental impact of government computing...

Researchers Could Save Thousands ­sing Xbox's Parallel Processing Capabilities
From ACM TechNews

Researchers Could Save Thousands ­sing Xbox's Parallel Processing Capabilities

University of Warwick researcher Simon Scarle has demonstrated that an Xbox 360 chip could replace parallel processing hardware for a fraction of the cost. Scarle's...

Internet Pioneer Cerf ­rges IPv6 Migrations
From ACM TechNews

Internet Pioneer Cerf ­rges IPv6 Migrations

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) needs to be implemented now to enable the Internet to continue to grow, Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf said during an event at...

Nsf Supported 'cake' Takes It to the Next Level
From ACM News

Nsf Supported 'cake' Takes It to the Next Level

Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a five-year grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to create a...

From ACM TechNews

Accurate Predictions in a Limited Calculation Time

Computers need to automatically focus on key changes in an area in order to accurately predict air, road traffic, and water flow with computer simulations, according...

­.s. Air Force Funds Super-Fast, Secure Computing
From ACM TechNews

­.s. Air Force Funds Super-Fast, Secure Computing

The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is supporting University of Michigan (UM) physicists' development of components for quantum computers that...

Computers Go to Rehab, Then Back to Work
From ACM News

Computers Go to Rehab, Then Back to Work

Temple University's Computer Recycling Center has recycled and rehabbed more than 27,000 computers, monitors, printers and scanners since its inception in 2003....

From ACM TechNews

Novel Way to Cool Data Centers Passes First Test

A new system that could make the cooling of data centers vastly more efficient has been tested by a team of engineers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...

SC09 Draws Many New Faces to World's Premier Supercomputing Event
From ACM TechNews

SC09 Draws Many New Faces to World's Premier Supercomputing Event

Approximately 11,000 researchers, scientists, engineers, and computing experts from around the world are expected to attend SCO9 high-performance computing (HPC)...

On the Road to Secure Car-to-Car Communications
From ICT Results

On the Road to Secure Car-to-Car Communications

A European research project works out how to keep car-to-car data transmissions private and secure from malicious hackers.

Can Video Game Testing Spark Interest in Computing Among Black Youth?
From ACM TechNews

Can Video Game Testing Spark Interest in Computing Among Black Youth?

Betsy DiSalvo with Georgia Tech's College of Computing is betting that young African American males' interest in video games can be tapped to generate a greater...

From ACM TechNews

Research Project Limits Computer Power Consumption

A new scheduling algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Sydney promises to cut the energy consumption of processors in data centers by more than...

Stimulus Funds to Further Cyber Security Research
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Stimulus Funds to Further Cyber Security Research

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will fund a project designed to protect the privacy and security of business information systems and data centers...
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