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Researchers Help Ensure Security of Military Logistics
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Researchers Help Ensure Security of Military Logistics

University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) professor Bhavani Thuraisingham, director of UTD's CyberSecurity Research Center, believes it is possible to establish data...

Acm, Ieee-CS Honor Pioneer of Grid Computing
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Acm, Ieee-CS Honor Pioneer of Grid Computing

ACM and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have named Francine Berman the winner of the inaugural Ken Kennedy Award. Established this year, the award, named for...

Exploring New Frontiers
From Communications of the ACM

Exploring New Frontiers

The Expeditions in Computing program provides scientists with the funding to work on ambitious, often multidisciplinary research.

From ACM News

Georgia Tech Wins Nsf Award For Next-Gen Supercomputing

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced its receipt of a five-year, $12 million award from the U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of Cyberinfrastructure...

From ACM News

New Software Could Smooth Supercomputing Speed Bumps

Supercomputers have long been an indispensable, albeit expensive, tool for researchers who need to make sense of vast amounts of data. One way that researchers...

IT Jobs Will Expand Globally by Nearly 6 Million in 4 Years
From ACM TechNews

IT Jobs Will Expand Globally by Nearly 6 Million in 4 Years

IDC predicts that by 2013, jobs in information technology (IT) will expand by 5.8 million worldwide, and that 75,000 new businesses will be created during that...

From ACM TechNews

Conference Focuses on Preventing High-Capacity Computer Data Theft

At the recent International Conference on Applied Modeling and Information Security Systems, high-performance computing researchers cautioned that worldwide computer...

Researchers Save Electricity With Low-Power Processors and Flash Memory
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Researchers Save Electricity With Low-Power Processors and Flash Memory

During ACM's recent Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Labs Pittsburgh won the best paper award for...

From ACM TechNews

What Kind of Cloud Computing Project Would You Build With $32m?

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to build a large cloud computing test bed in an effort to determine whether cloud computing can help meet scientists'...

Kraken Becomes First Academic Machine to Achieve Petaflop
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Kraken Becomes First Academic Machine to Achieve Petaflop

The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), a joint project between the University of Tennessee (UT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has upgraded...

Csi in a Virtual World: Grant Furthers Nc State's Work in Forensic Science
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Csi in a Virtual World: Grant Furthers Nc State's Work in Forensic Science

North Carolina State University (NCSU) researchers are using a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to adapt the process used in building video games to help...

From ACM TechNews

Machine Learning by Watching and Listening

A team led by University of Pennsylvania professor Ben Taskar has demonstrated that computers can be educated to associate the content of video clips with existing...

Computing Project Combats Card Counting
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Computing Project Combats Card Counting

A cost-effective computer system for identifying card counters and detecting dealer errors has been developed by a recent graduate of the University of Dundee....

Rewiring Cities For a More Convenient Future
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Rewiring Cities For a More Convenient Future

Over the next few years, several Chinese cities aim to add broadband and other services that establish them as "e-cities" or "digital cities." The cities will use...

Robotic Assistant Lessens Pain of Surgery for Spina Bifida Patients
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Robotic Assistant Lessens Pain of Surgery for Spina Bifida Patients

For the first time, a surgical robot has been used to perform minimally invasive reconstructive surgery on five children whose bladder was dysfunctional because...

Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data
From ACM News

Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data

It is a rare criticism of elite American university students that they do not think big enough. But that is exactly the complaint from some of the largest technology...

­CLA Center Gets $4.5 Million For Role in National Earthquake Simulation Network
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­CLA Center Gets $4.5 Million For Role in National Earthquake Simulation Network

UCLA's earthquake center will receive $4.5 million of a $105 million grant given by the U.S. National Science Foundation to Purdue University to spearhead a national...

From ACM TechNews

Prototype Security Software Blocks Ddos Attacks

Auburn University researchers have developed a software filter that protects computers against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks without bogging down...

Expeditions in Computing Continue to Break New Ground
From ACM TechNews

Expeditions in Computing Continue to Break New Ground

The U.S. National Science Foundation's directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering recently created three new Expeditions in Computing. Each...

­.s. Begins Antitrust Inquiry of I.b.m.
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­.s. Begins Antitrust Inquiry of I.b.m.

The Justice Department has started a preliminary investigation into whether I.B.M. has abused its monopoly position in the market for mainframe computers, which...
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