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DARPA Builds Cyber Range to Test Security Measures

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with industry to develop the National Cyber Range, a cybersecurity testbed for researching network...

3-D Model of Blood Flow By Supercomputer Predicts Heart Attacks
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3-D Model of Blood Flow By Supercomputer Predicts Heart Attacks

The Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has used the Cadmos supercomputer to develop software that can create an accurate model of an individual's cardiovascular...

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Google and Vmware Wed at the App Engine

Google has formed an intriguing partnership with VMware, as the company looks to build out its online business software services for companies.

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Advancing the Nuclear Enterprise Through Better Computing

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are merging decades of nuclear energy and safety expertise with high-performance computing to effectively address a...

Duke to Shut ­senet Server, A Piece of Internet History
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Duke to Shut ­senet Server, A Piece of Internet History

Duke University this week will shut down its Usenet server, which provides access to a worldwide electronic discussion network of newsgroups started in 1979 by...

Computers Could Make Better Drugs
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Computers Could Make Better Drugs

Using the NSF-funded Ranger supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin professor Pengyu Ren is working to develop faster...

Internet Approaches Addressing Limit
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Internet Approaches Addressing Limit

Experts say that the net's entire existing address space will be exhausted about a year after that date. A newer scheme is being rolled out but many firms and countries...

Data Analysis System Could Do Double Duty
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Data Analysis System Could Do Double Duty

A new system that analyzes behavioral data to identify potential Internet threats, which may also have application in areas such as health-care monitoring, is under...

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Ibm, Ntu Announce Collaborative Effort to Converge Hpc and Cloud Computing

IBM and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) announced a joint effort to research and develop a platform for the convergence of cloud computing and...

Stimulus Funds Bring Supercomputer to Pittsburgh Area
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Stimulus Funds Bring Supercomputer to Pittsburgh Area

D.E. Shaw Research will house Anton, its new 512-node supercomputer, at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center beginning next fall. 

Rensselaer, Army Research Targets Terror Nets
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Rensselaer, Army Research Targets Terror Nets

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center is enlisting engineers and scientists to uncover the signatures of global...

Frontier Guides Computing Through the Collision Landscape
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Frontier Guides Computing Through the Collision Landscape

Researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) working on the CMS and ATLAS particle detector experiments are using a software system that...

'smart Dust' Aims to Monitor Everything
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'smart Dust' Aims to Monitor Everything

In the 1990s, a researcher named Kris Pister dreamed up a wild future in which people would sprinkle the Earth with countless tiny sensors, no larger than grains...

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One Billion Euros to ­nleash the Power of Information

A diverse group of European scientists are planning the FuturIcT knowledge accelerator, an effort to assemble expertise in all areas of science to develop supercomputing...

Nist 'dimmer Switch' Set For Superconducting Quantum Computing
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Nist 'dimmer Switch' Set For Superconducting Quantum Computing

NIST has developed the first "dimmer switch" for a superconducting circuit linking a quantum bit and a quantum bus. The switch could speed up development of a practical...

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Dynamic Nimbus Cloud Deployment Wins Grid5000 Challenge Award

The Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago's Nimbus toolkit, a set of software tools for cloud computing, implemented a distributed virtual cluster...

Computing, Sudoku-Style
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Computing, Sudoku-Style

Though still in its infancy, the work of Alexey Radul as a postdoc at MIT could someday have consequences for artificial-intelligence research, parallel computing...

National Tech Transfer Awards Recognize Sandia's Work with Cray, Stirling Energy
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National Tech Transfer Awards Recognize Sandia's Work with Cray, Stirling Energy

Sandia National Laboratories has won two national Federal Laboratory Consortium awards for its efforts to transfer technology to supercomputer manufacturer Cray...

Researchers at Iowa State, Ames Lab Prepare For Blue Waters Supercomputer
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Researchers at Iowa State, Ames Lab Prepare For Blue Waters Supercomputer

They can't wait to do computational chemistry at a quadrillion calculations per second. Petascale computing will give three researchers at Iowa State University...

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India It Spending to Rise 14 Percent in 2010, Gartner Says

Information technology spending in India will grow by 14 percent in 2010 to $67 billion on higher investments by retail and utility firms and government departments...
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