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Hitachi Targets 2015 For Data Storage That Last 100 Million Years
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Hitachi Targets 2015 For Data Storage That Last 100 Million Years

Hitachi hopes to bring new storage technology capable of holding data for hundreds of millions of years to market by 2015.  

Researcher: Interdependencies Could Lead to Cloud 'meltdowns'
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Researcher: Interdependencies Could Lead to Cloud 'meltdowns'

As cloud computing becomes increasingly common, serious operational "meltdowns" could take place as end users and vendors mix, match, and bundle services for various...

Facebook's Open Source Data Center Project Gains Industry Support
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Facebook's Open Source Data Center Project Gains Industry Support

Hewlett-Packard, Advanced Micro Devices, Fidelity, Quanta, Tencent, Salesforce.com, VMware, Canonical, and Supermicro have joined Facebook's Open Compute Project...

Open Source Hardware Movement Seeks Legitimacy
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Open Source Hardware Movement Seeks Legitimacy

A group of technologists recently established the Open Source Hardware Association to promote the creation and sharing of hardware or electronic designs.

Google Patents Tech to Serve Ads Based on Background Noise
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Google Patents Tech to Serve Ads Based on Background Noise

Google has received a patent for technology that would enable it to deliver advertising based on what it calls "environment conditions."  

Ibm's Molecular Images May Help Nanoscale Circuits
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Ibm's Molecular Images May Help Nanoscale Circuits

IBM researchers have succeeded in imaging how charge is distributed inside a single molecule, a breakthrough that could lead to nanometer-scale circuits.  

Intel Ponders Solar-Powered CP­ Tech in Graphics, Memory
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Intel Ponders Solar-Powered CP­ Tech in Graphics, Memory

Intel is working to extend its experimental solar-powered processor technology to hardware such as graphics processors, memory, and floating point units.

Researchers Layer an Electronic Junction Into Optical Fiber
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Researchers Layer an Electronic Junction Into Optical Fiber

Pennsylvania State University researchers have developed a method for embedding an electronic junction into optical fiber, which could lead to more streamlined...

Five Open Source Technologies For 2012
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Five Open Source Technologies For 2012

Five open source projects could become the basis for new businesses and industries in 2012. 

China to Build More Supercomputers With Homegrown Chips
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China to Build More Supercomputers With Homegrown Chips

China will rely less on chips made by foreign companies for its supercomputers over the next five years, says the National Supercomputer Center's Pan Jingshan.

Intel Runs PC on CPU Powered by Solar Cell
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Intel Runs PC on CPU Powered by Solar Cell

Intel recently demonstrated Claremont, an experimental low-power processor the size of a postage stamp that could run PCs using solar power by dropping energy consumption...

Ibm's Futuristic Storage Aims For Speed, Density
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Ibm's Futuristic Storage Aims For Speed, Density

IBM is developing super-fast, super-dense storage media that could be available within 10 years. 

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Ibm Speeds Storage With Flash: 10b Files in 43 Minutes

IBM researchers have created a data storage system that can scan 10 billion files in 43 minutes, using flash memory to store the metadata, which the storage system...

Sgi, Intel Plan to Speed Supercomputers 500 Times By 2018
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Sgi, Intel Plan to Speed Supercomputers 500 Times By 2018

By 2018, Silicon Graphics International plans to build supercomputers that are 500 times faster than the most powerful systems today, using Intel's many integrated...

Two Rival Supercomputers Duke It Out For Top Spot
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Two Rival Supercomputers Duke It Out For Top Spot

A Cray supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has regained the title of the world's most powerful supercomputer, overtaking the installation that was ranked...

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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...

Taiwan ­niversity Students Build Tour Guide Robot
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Taiwan ­niversity Students Build Tour Guide Robot

Engineering students at National Taiwan University recently demonstrated a robot that is capable of creating two- and three-dimensional maps of an area and then...

Fujitsu Aims For 10-Petaflop Supercomputer
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Fujitsu Aims For 10-Petaflop Supercomputer

Fujitsu is building a 10-petaflop supercomputer based on its upcoming Sparc64 VIIIfx processor. The new processor has eight processor cores, with each running...

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Researchers Working on Memory to Replace Dram, Nand

Researchers at Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) believe that resistive-random access memory (RRAM) could replace dynamic random access memory...

Microsoft Executive Sees Rise of Tablets, 'Room Computer'
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Microsoft Executive Sees Rise of Tablets, 'Room Computer'

Technology that changes how people give commands to computers could make touch-based PCs more popular and transform the traditional desktop into a "room computer"...
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