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Graphics Ability Is the New Goal For Chip Makers

Computer chip makers will highlight the improved visual performance of their technology at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. 

The Surprising ­sefulness of Sloppy Arithmetic
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The Surprising ­sefulness of Sloppy Arithmetic

A computer chip that performs imprecise calculations could process some types of data thousands of times more efficiently than existing chips.

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Graphics Ability Is the New Goal For Chip Makers

In the good old days, it was all about speed.

'nanoscoops' Could Spark New Generation of Electric Automobile Batteries
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'nanoscoops' Could Spark New Generation of Electric Automobile Batteries

New nanoengineered batteries developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute exhibit remarkable power density, charging more than 40 times faster than today's lithium...

1,760 Playstation 3s Form New Supercomputer
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1,760 Playstation 3s Form New Supercomputer

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base recently unveiled a supercomputer, named the Condor Cluster, consisting of 1,760 Sony...

Intel: Why a 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible
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Intel: Why a 1,000-Core Chip Is Feasible

Chipmaker Intel has been investigating the issue of scaling the number of cores in chips through its Terascale Computing Research Program, which has so far yielded...

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White House Says Supercomputing 'arms Race' Could Prove Costly

Looks for better ways to make sure supercomputers "address our current national priorities."

AI Makes Progress, but Robots Still Can't Match Humans
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AI Makes Progress, but Robots Still Can't Match Humans

Despite advances in artificial intelligence research, a robot that can pass the Turing test has yet to be developed. The development of human-like intelligence...

EMET Prize and Other Awards
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EMET Prize and Other Awards

Edward Felten, David Harel, Sarit Kraus and others are honored for their contributions to computer science, technology, and electronic freedom and innovation.

India's Elephantine Effort
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India's Elephantine Effort

An ambitious biometric ID project in the world's second most populous nation aims to relieve poverty, but faces many hurdles.

The Touchy Subject of Haptics
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The Touchy Subject of Haptics

After more than 20 years of research and development, are haptic interfaces finally getting ready to enter the computing mainstream?

Nonlinear Systems Made Easy
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Nonlinear Systems Made Easy

Pablo Parrilo has discovered a new approach to convex optimization that creates order out of chaos in complex nonlinear systems.

The Top 11 Technologies of the Decade
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The Top 11 Technologies of the Decade

The January 2011 issue of IEEE Spectrum reviews the most important innovations that came of age in the past 10 years, based on their influence, usefulness, and...

Maths Research to Improve Internet Reliability
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Maths Research to Improve Internet Reliability

The Internet Traffic-Matrix Synthesis project will help make Internet services more reliable and efficient by synthesizing Internet traffic matrices and enabling...

Ibm Xeon-Based Supercomputer to Hit Three Petaflops
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Ibm Xeon-Based Supercomputer to Hit Three Petaflops

IBM plans to build an Intel Xeon-based supercomputer that will reach a peak speed of three petaflops and use a hot water-cooling system, which will result in 40...

Elusive Spintronics Success Could Lead to Single Chip For Processing and Memory
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Elusive Spintronics Success Could Lead to Single Chip For Processing and Memory

The proactive control of magnetically polarized current has been demonstrated for the first time, raising the possibility of combining computer memory and processing...

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Alto Protocol Could Improve Peer-to-Peer Networks

The Internet Engineering Task Force is developing Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO), a peer-to-peer system designed to improve the performance of client...

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Light Speed Now a Bottleneck in Fastest Networks

High-frequency trading firms should consider where they locate their data centers, according to researchers studying light propagation delays in fiber-optic based...

Preventing Gridlock: Developing Next Generation Internet Infrastructure
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Preventing Gridlock: Developing Next Generation Internet Infrastructure

The MODE-GAP project is working to boost capacity of broadband networks 100 times by developing data-transmission technologies based on special long-haul transmission...

World's Fastest Computer Brings Incalculable Benefits
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World's Fastest Computer Brings Incalculable Benefits

Using the fastest supercomputer in the world, researchers in China can significantly shortened the amount of time it takes to process data and analyze solutions...
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