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May 2009


From insideHPC

IBM announces productization of stream computing

IBM announces productization of stream computing

IBM has been briefing pieces of


From insideHPC

Britain establishes green IT

Britain establishes green IT

The British Computer Society is establishing a certificate program in green IT. From an article at Enterprise IT Planet: The British Computer Society is seeking to change that, at least in Great Britain, through the establishment…


From insideHPC

Green IT

Green IT

Enterprise IT Planet has posted their weekly roundup of all things green. I’ve picked out a couple of items that may be of interest to you HPC readers out there

Forrester Research predicts the Green IT service market will grow…


From insideHPC

SiCortex Closes on Latest Funding

SiCortex Closes on Latest Funding

SiCortex has closed on its latest round of funding.


From insideHPC

NITRD Act passes

NITRD Act passes

Sorry guys, somehow I missed this when it happened on Tuesday. Melissa Norr at the CRA’s policy blog didn’t, however, and neither did Dan Reed. The CRA’s post contains the text of a letter they sent to the hill endorsing the…


From insideHPC

Cray Appoints New Principal

Cray Appoints New Principal

Cray has announced the appointment of a new principal engineer within the office of the CTO.


From insideHPC

PSC and Darkstrand Join

PSC and Darkstrand Join

Darkstrand, today, announced a collaboration agreement with Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center enabling corporations connected to the Darkstrand network to collaborate with PSC high performance computing projects, thus leading…


From BLOG@CACM

Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing

Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing

The developing world has lots of women in computing. Great talks at this week's NCWIT meeting explain why the difference.


From BLOG@CACM

Media Computation: For Creativity and Surprises

Media Computation: For Creativity and Surprises

The Media Computation approach to introductory computing is mostly used for creative expression, but it can also lead to some surprises.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Hiding Things in Plain Sight

Hiding Things in Plain Sight

The invisibility cloak idea is an interesting physics concept that bends light around an object and thus making it effectively 'invisible'. Well known in fiction of course. A new variant of the idea described in Technology Review…


From The Eponymous Pickle

A Bonfire of the Economic Models?

A Bonfire of the Economic Models?

Why did most academic economists fail to see the sharp downturn coming? In Knowledge@Wharton: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Financial Crisis?. This presents an overview of what modelers considered when trying to understand…


From The Noisy Channel

Reprising the Enterprise Search Summit

Reprising the Enterprise Search Summit

‘Tis the season of search conferences, at least for me, and I spent the last couple of days attending the Enterprise Search Summit in New York. I enjoyed it immensely–it’s one of the better networking events in the industry.…


From The Noisy Channel

Reprising the Enterprise Search Summit

Reprising the Enterprise Search Summit

‘Tis the season of search conferences, at least for me, and I spent the last couple of days attending the Enterprise Search Summit in New York. I enjoyed it immensely–it’s one of the better networking events in the industry.…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Procter, Coke Most Innovative

Procter, Coke Most Innovative

Consumer Goods Technology reports that BusinessWeek includes Procter & Gamble and Coke to be among the 50 most innovative companies. Proud to have been a small part of that work.


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

NITRD Bill Amended to Increase Emphasis on Computer Science Education

NITRD Bill Amended to Increase Emphasis on Computer Science Education

Today the House passed by voice vote H.R. 2020, which is a bill to amend the High Performance Computing Act. Part of this law establishes the National Information Technology Research and Development Program, or NITRD. NITRD…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Hubble Tech Live

Hubble Tech Live

Bit out of the normal realm of my posts, but my astrophysics background makes it a requirement, have followed Hubble space telescope for many years. Followable now on NASA TV. Still amazing stuff.


From Putting People First

Us Now

Us Now

Watch this excellent 1 hour documentary film about the power of mass collaboration, government and the internet. “In his student flat in Colchester, Jack Howe is staring intently into his computer screen. He is picking the team…


From Putting People First

Everybody

Everybody

Further on my earlier theme of “we are all hackers now“, here is a long feature on user-generated devices by Fumitada Takahashi and Phil Keys in the Nikkei Electronics Asia magazine (Japan). “User-Generated Devices (UGD), allowing…


From insideHPC

Fujitsu Claims Development of World

Fujitsu Claims Development of World

Fujitsu has claimed that is has developed the world’s fastest processor.


From insideHPC

Panasas announces research-focused storage

Panasas announces research-focused storage

Yesterday storage vendor Panasas announced a new pricing lineup on storage products aimed at university research organizations The new Panasas Research Solutions combine the recently announced Panasas ActiveStor storage platforms…


From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-05-13

links for 2009-05-13

Good move. I hope we don't have to have a blow-up like this for every bit of data we need for open government. And …


From The Eponymous Pickle

Storefrontbacktalk Launches Research Site

Storefrontbacktalk Launches Research Site

StorefrontBacktalk has launched a retail technology research site called: StorefrontBackgroundHave always enjoyed Evan Schuman's blog on retail topics, and have learned much from it. He is now addressing a common problem ofMore…


From insideHPC

Super Micro Announces GPU

Super Micro Announces GPU

Super Micro has announced a new line of GPU server systems.


From insideHPC

Cray Eyeing New HQ in St.

Cray Eyeing New HQ in St.

According to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Tribune, Cray might be on their way to moving the corporate headquarters to downtown St. Paul.


From insideHPC

Intel puts $12M in new visual computing research

Intel puts $12M in new visual computing research

Intel announced yesterday that it will invest $12M US in a new computing research center in Europe Intel Corporation is investing $12 million to create a new research center that will explore advanced graphics and visual computing…


From insideHPC

SiCortex used in designs for more energy efficient

SiCortex used in designs for more energy efficient

HPC vendor SiCortex is talking about one of their customers, researchers and faculty at the Royal Military College of Canada, who are using their gear to design more fuel efficient airplanes The aviation and shipping industries…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Netezza and the NYSE Superfast Network

Netezza and the NYSE Superfast Network

You may have noticed I have been exploring Netezza of late, the data warehousing appliance innovator. Here is an interesting case study that includes them:Case study: NYSE readies 800Gbps super fast network ... Topics: Network…


From The Noisy Channel

Is Google Diving Head First Into HCIR?

Is Google Diving Head First Into HCIR?

I’ve been at the Enterprise Search Summit all day, so I didn’t have the chance to pore through the buzz about Google’s Searchology announcements. But I did see a snippet that struck me as very unusual language for Google: Our…


From The Noisy Channel

Is Google Diving Head First Into HCIR?

Is Google Diving Head First Into HCIR?

I’ve been at the Enterprise Search Summit all day, so I didn’t have the chance to pore through the buzz about Google’s Searchology announcements. But I did see a snippet that struck me as very unusual language for Google: Our…


From The Eponymous Pickle

IEEE Computer Society Home Page

IEEE Computer Society Home Page

I mentioned that the CACM has a launched a new home page, to which I am contributing. I see that the IEEE Computer Society now also has a new main page. Has a news feed and podcasts, but no blogs. IEEE seems to be doing more…

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