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900 million processor-hours awarded in 2009 DOE INCITE
From insideHPC

900 million processor-hours awarded in 2009 DOE INCITE

Last week the United States Department of Energy announced their sixth annual round of large HPC allocation awards

U of Houston Installs New Sun
From insideHPC

U of Houston Installs New Sun

The University of Houston Research Computing Center [RCC] in collaboration with the Texas Learning and Computation Center [TLC2] recently purchased and installed...

Green HPC in Scientific Computing
From insideHPC

Green HPC in Scientific Computing

Twitter user erincollopy points us to this article at hpcprojects.com (a subsite of Scientific Computing World) on the greening of HPC HPC suppliers are addressing...

Rackable
From insideHPC

Rackable

Last week Rackable announced a new “data center enclosure” for your gear. You can slot in either AMD or Intel servers, but they’ll have to be Rackable’s, since...

Sun Compute Cluster part of new Rapid Solutions
From insideHPC

Sun Compute Cluster part of new Rapid Solutions

Sun announced last week a new services offering tied to its hardware and designed to help customers get their installation done faster. Mostly this is done by pre...

New computer memory possible with good old-fashioned pencil
From insideHPC

New computer memory possible with good old-fashioned pencil

Scientists at Rice have found a way to create a new kind of memory from a strip of graphene, the stuff that in bulk is called graphite, and drives No 2 pencils...

Merry Christmas!
From CSDiary

Merry Christmas!

The semester is over, but there is still enough work to do on various proposals, recommendation letters, and think pieces that I am in my office instead of at home...

Seeing 1859 Stereo
From The Eponymous Pickle

Seeing 1859 Stereo

I enjoy discussions linking the history of a technology to its current state. This article looks at the stereographic technology of 1859 and how it relates to"...

Behind the Way We Shop
From The Eponymous Pickle

Behind the Way We Shop

National Public Radio (NPR) audio recording on Buyology/Neuromarketing: The Buyology Behind the Way We Shop

Open Source Maturity
From Wild WebMink

Open Source Maturity

There's an interesting comment from 451 Group's Matthew Aslett on the five stages of community open source engagement that's worth reading. I've been using a model...

Generating Power in Clothing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Generating Power in Clothing

From Zhong Lin Wang's lab:Nano generator that can be grown over fibers.Generates energy by human movements.Ottilia Saxl, chief executive of the Institute of Nanotechnology...

UCAR Releases VAPOR
From insideHPC

UCAR Releases VAPOR

UCAR has announced the latest release of the Visualization and Analysis Platform, or VAPOR application.

CIBC Winter Workshop
From insideHPC

CIBC Winter Workshop

Through the SCIRUN-USERS mailing list, Rob MacLeod announced the 2008/2009 Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing [CIBC] Winter Workshop: Boston Edition.

Watch the video - Mobile Banking for Poor People: Pioneer Perspectives
From Putting People First

Watch the video - Mobile Banking for Poor People: Pioneer Perspectives

Last week, the World Bank’s CGAP hosted a roundtable and webinar on the important topic of how mobile phone banking can deliver a range of financial services to...

Blowing into your Cell Phone
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blowing into your Cell Phone

There have been a number of keyboard instruments for the IP, so when I first read of a wind instrument app I thought ... how would that work? There is an Ocarina...

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 2)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 2)

I am continuing my fun saga to determine whether parsing CSV files is CPU bound or I/O bound. Recall that I posted some C++ code and reported that it took 96 seconds...

Image Search
From The Eponymous Pickle

Image Search

Via Google Blogoscoped I see that Google Image search now has some new advanced options which lets you search for just clip art or line drawings. Also previously...

Computing Research Initiatives for the 21st Century
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computing Research Initiatives for the 21st Century

Today’s main message is: Check out http://www.cra.org/ccc/initiatives. Please! And tell your friends and colleagues! (Any reactions or suggestions can be posted...

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 1)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 1)

(See update 2.) In a recent blog post, I said that parsing simple CSV files could be CPU bound. By parsing, I mean reading the data on disk and copying it into...

ACM Urges Obama To Include Computer Science As A Core Component Of Science And Math Education
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Urges Obama To Include Computer Science As A Core Component Of Science And Math Education

Yesterday President-Elect Obama announced his intention to nominate Arne Duncan for the Secretary of Education. Mr. Duncan is currently CEO of Chicago's school...
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