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Predicting Success With Niwa Supercomputer
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Predicting Success With Niwa Supercomputer

New Zealand's National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research has launched the most powerful computer in the southern hemisphere. The new supercomputer can...

Neurons to Power Future Computers
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Neurons to Power Future Computers

Researchers are developing novel computers by mimicking the way that neurons are built and how they talk to each other.

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IBM ­nveils a New Generation of Mainframes

The mainframe business is to IBM what manufacturing is to the American economy, a shrinking but strategically vital part of the franchise. With the introduction...

Spending Soars on Internet's Plumbing
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Spending Soars on Internet's Plumbing

Behind the recovery in business spending is a surge in purchases of the computers that form the backbone of the Internet, as companies scramble to meet growing...

Passwords that Are Simple
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Passwords that Are Simple

Researchers at Microsoft have come up with a way to create easy-to-remember passwords without making a system more vulnerable to hackers.

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New Research Can Spot Cloud Computing Problems Before They Start

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a system that will enable large-scale, computer-hosting infrastructure providers to more accurately predict...

At Irobot, Moving Way Beyond the Roomba
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At Irobot, Moving Way Beyond the Roomba

I have seen the future of military robotics, and it is autonomy.

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Feds Publish Final Ehealth 'meaningful Use' Rules

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued the final guidelines that will determine how doctors, hospitals and other medical care facilities...

Japanese Supercomputer Ranked 1st in Little Green500 List
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Japanese Supercomputer Ranked 1st in Little Green500 List

Japan's Grape-DR supercomputer tops the June 2010 edition of Green500.org's Little Green500 list, which ranks the performance per unit power consumption of smaller...

­U.S. Plans Cyber Shield For U­tilities, Companies
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­U.S. Plans Cyber Shield For U­tilities, Companies

The U.S. government is launching a program dubbed "Perfect Citizen" to detect cyber assaults on private companies and government agencies running critical infrastructure...

To Stop Cheats, Colleges Learn Their Trickery
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To Stop Cheats, Colleges Learn Their Trickery

The frontier in the battle to defeat student cheating may be here at the testing center of the University of Central Florida.

Haptics Brings a Personal Touch to Technology
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Haptics Brings a Personal Touch to Technology

Of all the senses, touch as been somewhat neglected as a human means of interacting with machines. Labs around the world are now racing to close the gap while...

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Taiwanese Companies Join on Cloud Computing For Asia

Taiwan's biggest telecommunications company, Chunghwa Telecom, has signed an agreement with Quanta Computer, the world's largest contract laptop maker, to jointly...

Roll-­p Computers and Their Kin
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Roll-­p Computers and Their Kin

Digital reading technology has evolved from the original Amazon Kindle, which cost $400 and displayed four shades of gray, to devices that are much less expensive...

Synthetic Dna Could Revolutionize Information Processing
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Synthetic Dna Could Revolutionize Information Processing

A synthetic form of DNA developed by University of Reading chemists has the potential to revolutionize the way digital information is processed and stored. 

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Flash! Supercomputing Goes Solid-State

A prototype system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Hyperion Data Intensive Testbed uses more than 100 terabytes of flash memory to demonstrate how flash...

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Beyond the Petaflop: DARPA Wants Quintillion-Speed Computers

DARPA announced an initiative to realize a quintillion calculations/second computer to "meet the relentlessly increasing demands for greater performance, higher...

Japan to Build 2.4 Petaflop Supercomputer
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Japan to Build 2.4 Petaflop Supercomputer

The Tokyo Institute of Technology will build Japan's first 2.4-petaflop supercomputer, the TSUBAME 2.0, a world-class research tool for users in both the industrial...

In Faulty-Computer Suit, Window to Dell Decline
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In Faulty-Computer Suit, Window to Dell Decline

After the math department at the University of Texas noticed some of its Dell computers failing, Dell examined the machines. The company came up with an unusual...

Researchers Collaborate on Project to Integrate 'Cloud Computing' With 'Grid' Technologies
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Researchers Collaborate on Project to Integrate 'Cloud Computing' With 'Grid' Technologies

European researchers working on the StratusLab project are developing software designed to improve distributed computing infrastructures in an effort to enable...
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