acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


Latest News News Archive Refine your search:
subjectComputers And Society
authorComputerworld

An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Japan's Internet Largely Intact After Earthquake, Tsunami
From ACM TechNews

Japan's Internet Largely Intact After Earthquake, Tsunami

Japan's Internet infrastructure demonstrated surprising resilience in the face of the recent earthquake and tsunami, as most Web sites remain in operation and the...

From ACM News

White House Says Supercomputing 'arms Race' Could Prove Costly

Looks for better ways to make sure supercomputers "address our current national priorities."

From ACM News

The Clock Is Ticking on Encryption

Today's secure cipher-text may be tomorrow's open book.

Green Grid Creates More Metrics For Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
From ACM TechNews

Green Grid Creates More Metrics For Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

The Green Grid consortium is developing two metrics to add to its power usage effectiveness metric for measuring energy efficiency in data centers. The new metrics...

From ACM TechNews

Japanese Supercomputer Gets Faster But Draws No More Power

The Tokyo Institute of Technology recently developed Tsubame 2.0, a high-performance computer that is the second most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world...

U.s. Tech Lead Is at Risk, Says Obama's Top Scientist
From ACM TechNews

U.s. Tech Lead Is at Risk, Says Obama's Top Scientist

The United States is in danger of losing its technological edge amid a deterioration in its global competitiveness, warns U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Particularly...

China Breaks Ground on Futuristic Supercomputer Complex
From ACM TechNews

China Breaks Ground on Futuristic Supercomputer Complex

China recently held a ground-breaking ceremony and released the designs for its new supercomputing center, which will be located in Changsha. The rendering consists...

From ACM TechNews

Google Wave May Become an Apache Project

Google Wave's developers have submitted the software to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), making it a candidate to become a Podling included in the Apache Incubator...

From ACM News

H-1b at 20: How the 'tech Worker Visa' Is Remaking It in America

The H-1B visa program turns 20 years old this month. Not everyone in IT is saying 'Best Wishes.'

From ACM TechNews

Improving Economy Means Opportunities in It

Information technology hiring could be about to surge in 2011, according to the recent Robert Half Technology Salary Guide 2011. Professionals who can help a company...

From ACM TechNews

'net Pioneers: Open Internet Should Be Separate

A group of Internet and technology pioneers recently filed a document with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, advising the agency to allow for an open...

From ACM TechNews

Regulators Blame Computer Algorithm for Stock Market 'Flash Crash'

A new report calls the May 6 stock market flash crash the responsibility of an automated trade execution system that inundated the Chicago Exchange's e-trading...

China's 'Big Hole' Marks Scale of Supercomputing Race
From ACM News

China's 'Big Hole' Marks Scale of Supercomputing Race

1,000 U.S. scientists are involved in exascale development, but China and Europe have stepped up their investment, IBM warns.

From ACM TechNews

Lead By Women in Graduate Degrees Doesn't Extend to It

Women received 60 percent of the master's degrees and 50.4 percent of the doctorates in the 2008-09 academic year, but degrees in computer and information sciences...

From ACM TechNews

Obama Calls For Permanent R&d Tax Credit

U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Congress to make permanent an R&D tax credit for U.S. companies. The plan would enlarge the tax credit from about $7 billion...

From ACM News

Ready for 2020? Advice for Every Career Stage

Information technology has always been a fast-changing field. But nothing compares to the expected sea changes in the next decade that will impact the career...

Senator Schumer: H-1b ­se ­ndercuts Pay, Discourages Tech Enrollments
From ACM TechNews

Senator Schumer: H-1b ­se ­ndercuts Pay, Discourages Tech Enrollments

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says the H-1B visa program has created "multinational temp agencies" that undercut U.S. wages and discourage students from entering...

From ACM TechNews

Some Experts Question Efforts to Identify Cyberattackers

Cybersecurity experts testifying at a recent U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing disagreed about whether the federal government should explore new...

From ACM News

Feds Publish Final Ehealth 'meaningful Use' Rules

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued the final guidelines that will determine how doctors, hospitals and other medical care facilities...

Intel to Focus on How Computers Will Be ­sed in the Future
From ACM TechNews

Intel to Focus on How Computers Will Be ­sed in the Future

Intel has created Interaction and Experience Research, a new research lab led by Intel fellow Genevieve Bell that will enable scientists to explore how people will...
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account