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U.S. Simulation Superiority Slips
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U.S. Simulation Superiority Slips

Today's  supercomputers require programming skills that too few U.S. researchers have to produce advanced computer simulations, and affordable computers and committed...

From ICT Results

Tough Times For Complex Systems: A Modernization Story

A European project has just released a prototype of a software engineering platform that could help companies save time, money and energy as they scramble to upgrade...

Swine Flu: Statistical Model Predicts U.S. Cases
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Swine Flu: Statistical Model Predicts U.S. Cases

Indiana University informatics professor Alessandro Vespignani says that two recently developed swine influenza models predict a worst-case scenario of 1,000 cases...

Cornell Maps the World's Photos
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Cornell Maps the World's Photos

Computer science researchers at the Cornell University used a supercomputer to download and analyze almost 35 million photographs, taken by more than 300,000 photographers...

­.n. Launches Library of World's Knowledge
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­.n. Launches Library of World's Knowledge

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has officially launched the World Digital Library, an Internet-based library that...

Cloud Computing: Changing the Way We Work
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Cloud Computing: Changing the Way We Work

Cloud computing has the potential to create irreversible changes in how computers are used around the world, says David Carrera, director of the Cloud Computing...

Bamboo Keyboards Expect to Bring Green Life to Computer ­sers
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Bamboo Keyboards Expect to Bring Green Life to Computer ­sers

A company in China said it has developed a bamboo keyboard that is gaining popularity among eco-friendly consumers in Europe and North America. Jiangqiao Bamboo...

Argonne Works to Reduce Supercomputer's Electricity Requirement
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Argonne Works to Reduce Supercomputer's Electricity Requirement

Cooling a supercomputer consumes more electricity than is required to run the machine, even machines as powerful as the IBM Blue Gene/P — called Intrepid — at the...

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Yahoo! Partners With Top Universities to Advance Cloud Computing Research

Yahoo! has expanded its partnerships with top U.S. universities to advance cloud computing research. The University of California at Berkeley, Cornell University...

World's Most Efficient Supercomputer Gets to Work
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World's Most Efficient Supercomputer Gets to Work

The new Fujitsu FX1 supercomputer in Japan has a peak performance of 110.6 teraflops, making it the most powerful machine in Japan and the most efficient supercomputer...

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Rti Sponsors Hpc Adoption Conference

The 2009 High-Performance Computing Adoption Conference will be held May 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel. The three-day event will define...

Google's Power Play
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Google's Power Play

Google and General Electric (GE) have teamed up on an ambitious project to transform the United States' energy production infrastructure from a model characterized...

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Methodology Lowers Embedded Systems Development Costs

Research institutions in Europe have created a uniform methodology for developing embedded systems that lowers costs and improves quality. The methodology includes...

From ICT Results

Grid Gives Europe a Supercomputing Boost

What’s faster than the speediest supercomputer? How about a high-speed grid linking 12 world-class supercomputers? That’s what a European research consortium has...

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Georgia Tech Program Pairs Computing With Public Service

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has spun off a course on using technology to solve real-world problems into a new program called Computing for...

Cloud Computing Meets Star Production Demands
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Cloud Computing Meets Star Production Demands

The advantages of cloud computing were dramatically illustrated last week by researchers working on the STAR nuclear physics experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory's...

Architects Compose Symphony of Computing Services
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Architects Compose Symphony of Computing Services

Web services are finding homes in a growing number of applications, from e-learning to manufacturing. But the IT industry's rush to meet demand for services has...

Inside Hp Labs: 8 Cool Projects
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Inside Hp Labs: 8 Cool Projects

Hewlett-Packard Labs is hosting a number of research projects, including one on sustainable data centers that aims to determine how future data centers can be self...

Nasa Applies Gis to Its Inner Spaces
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Nasa Applies Gis to Its Inner Spaces

The geographic information systems (GIS) team at NASA's Langley Research Center has developed the Space Allocation Optimization tool, a program that uses geospatial...

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Ieee Highlights Technologies That Will Change the World

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) recently assembled a panel of technology experts to discuss various emerging research technologies,...
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