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How to Harness Petaflop Performance
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How to Harness Petaflop Performance

Several petascale computers are up and running, and others are sure to follow. All of them face many unique challenges in trying to harness a petaflop.

Computer Game U­tilizes Human Intuition to Solve Complex Problems
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Computer Game U­tilizes Human Intuition to Solve Complex Problems

A new computer game prototype combines work and play to help solve a fundamental problem underlying many computer hardware design tasks. The online logic puzzle...

Chicago Program Targets 12th Grade Science and Math For College Success
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Chicago Program Targets 12th Grade Science and Math For College Success

A $5 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to five Chicago area universities and the Chicago Public Schools will train high school teacher leaders on...

The Led's Dark Secret
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The Led's Dark Secret

Solid-state lighting won't supplant the lightbulb until it can overcome the mysterious malady known as "droop."

45-Nanometer Chips Promise ­ltra-Fast Wifi
From ICT Results

45-Nanometer Chips Promise ­ltra-Fast Wifi

Powerful new radio technologies that promise blisteringly fast WiFi have been given a boost by a team of European researchers’ cutting-edge work on miniscule microchips...

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Ntu ­nveils Green and Fastest Supercomputer in Asean

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has partnered with Jardine OneSolution, IBM, and Red Hat to install a green supercomputer at its new High Performance Computing...

Engineering Labs Going Online as Part of Remote Controlled Learning Program
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Engineering Labs Going Online as Part of Remote Controlled Learning Program

Montana State University (MSU) computer engineering students will soon be able to control laboratory equipment through their home computers. A two-year, $148,000...

Space Probe to Sport 'transforming' Hardware
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Space Probe to Sport 'transforming' Hardware

A new satellite, planned for launch in 2012, will contain a flight computer built with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) that can be completely reconfigured...

Program Helps Faculty Members Develop Improved Security Assurance Programs
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Program Helps Faculty Members Develop Improved Security Assurance Programs

Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and Information Networking Institute (INI) are hosting several faculty members for the annual Information Assurance Capacity...

From ACM TechNews

Dns Remains Vulnerable One Year After Kaminsky Bug

In the year since security researcher Dan Kaminsky discovered a vulnerability in the domain name system (DNS), which could allow hackers to redirect traffic from...

Taking the Hard Work Out of Software
From ICT Results

Taking the Hard Work Out of Software

Software development is a complex and sophisticated process that can take entire teams years to develop a program. Building, testing and releasing software consumes...

Molecules Mean More Moore
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Molecules Mean More Moore

Researchers from Rice University and North Carolina State University say that Moore's Law could be prolonged by attaching molecules to the surface of silicon....

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Iphone App Predicts Ipv4 Doomsday

Several companies and researchers have offered predictions for when the supply of IPv4 addresses will be exhausted. Hurricane Electric, for example, recently introduced...

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How Networking Is Transforming Healthcare

High-speed computer networks have the potential to transform the healthcare industry, according to Mike McGill, program director for Internet2's Health Sciences...

Mentornet Provides Success and Service
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Mentornet Provides Success and Service

Michigan Technological University's (MTU's) MentorNet program matches students and new educators with mentors in either educational or professional positions to...

From ACM TechNews

Dac Preview: Power Again Takes Center Stage

Low-power design will be a key theme of the 46th Design Automation Conference (DAC), with Synopsys' Cary Chin agreeing that "low power is one of the biggest challenges...

Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man
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Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have spurred a group of computer scientists to consider whether research that might lead to a loss of human control over...

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Skilled Immigrants on Why They're Leaving the ­.s.

A number of highly skilled immigrants are preparing to leave the U.S. as the nation's economy slows. With the U.S. unemployment rate approaching double digits,...

Top Designers in Your Own Home?
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Top Designers in Your Own Home?

A Web tool that gives homeowners a virtual representation of how new products  look in their home promises to help textile producers boost product development.AsIsKnown...

A Contest to Train Cyber Combatants
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A Contest to Train Cyber Combatants

A consortium that includes the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the SANS Institute, and the U.S. Department of Defense aims to cultivate a new generation...
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