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Supercomputer Project Moves Forward in Wyoming
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Supercomputer Project Moves Forward in Wyoming

Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal has signed a bill to contribute approximately $40 million to the National Center for Atmospheric Research's new supercomputer project...

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Quantum Computers Will Require Complex Software to Manage Errors

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) theorists have demonstrated that a type of software operation, believed to be a solution to the fundamental...

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Carnegie Mellon to Oversee IBM Smart Grid Model

The Global Intelligent Utility Network Coalition, which is composed of IBM and several utility companies, has passed control of their Smart Grid Maturity Model...

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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...

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Hpc Experts Meet to Discuss Fault Tolerance

At the Fault Tolerance for Extreme Scalability Workshop, co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure's Blue Waters and TeraGrid...

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...

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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...

'parallel Revolution' Speech Offered Via Live Video Feed
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'parallel Revolution' Speech Offered Via Live Video Feed

David A. Patterson, former ACM President and Director of University of California, Berkeley's Parallel Computing Laboratory and the UC Berkeley Reliable Adaptive...

High-Performance System Available For Computationally-Demanding Problems
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High-Performance System Available For Computationally-Demanding Problems

Scientist Dr. Russ Miller (pictured) is leading the rollout of "Magic," one of the most powerful computers in New York State, to qualified users worldwide for solving...

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...

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Eurosys 2009 Explores Future Computer System Designs

The EuroSys 2009 conference, sponsored by the European chapter of ACM's Special Interest Group on Operating Systems, will focus on computer system research that...

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Ietf to Explore New Routing Technique

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is forming a new working group to address scalability issues in the Internet's routing system, which are caused by companies...

A New Step Towards Quantum Computers
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A New Step Towards Quantum Computers

Researchers from Dortmound, St. Petersburg, Washington, and the Rurh-Universitaet-Bochum (RUB) in Germany have succeeded in aligning electron spin. The researchers...

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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,...

Uc San Diego and IBM Launch Center For Next-Generation Digital Media to Power Tomorrow's Virtual Worlds
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Uc San Diego and IBM Launch Center For Next-Generation Digital Media to Power Tomorrow's Virtual Worlds

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has announced the launch of the Center for Next-Generation Digital Media, a new campus center dedicated to inventing...

Rivals Say I.b.m. Stifles Competition to Mainframes
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Rivals Say I.b.m. Stifles Competition to Mainframes

I.B.M. has dominated the mainframe computer business since the category was created four decades ago. And it still gets about one-quarter of its $100 billion in...

Scientists Make Quantum Leap in Developing Faster Computers
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Scientists Make Quantum Leap in Developing Faster Computers

Researchers have developed components that could someday be used to develop quantum computers, say scientists at the University of Manchester and the University...

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Tapia 2009 Celebration Announces Technical Program

The 2009 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computer Conference will feature papers, panels, workshops, poster sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather meetings, a doctoral...

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Acm Awards Recognize Innovators Who Solve Real World Problems

ACM has announced the winners of five prestigious awards honoring innovations in computing technology that benefit society through their profound impact on the...
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