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2009-06-26 08:48:39

For those who are caring for elderly parents, peace of mind is hard to come by. And, for their parents, dignity is hard to retain. But a team of University of Houston researchers hopes to ease worries and frustrations by designing an affordable in-home health-monitoring system that will notify caregivers, via smartphones or PDAs, if their loved ones need attention."Our system will allow for such things as vital sign monitoring and location tracking using low-cost technologies and offering...

2009-06-23 15:51:00

Direct reuse of waste heat. Aims to cut energy consumption by 40% and carbon-dioxide emissions by up to 85% ZURICH, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an effort to achieve energy-aware computing, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to build a first-of-a-kind water-cooled supercomputer that will directly repurpose excess heat for the university buildings. The innovative system, dubbed Aquasar, is expected to decrease the carbon...

2009-06-18 08:26:44

Canada's fastest supercomputer was powered up and put online Wednesday north of Toronto to conduct research in planetary physics, aerospace and medicine. The University of Toronto's IBM System x iDataPlex can perform more than 300 trillion calculations a second on 30,240 processors and is among the 15 fastest computers in the world, and the fastest outside the United States, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday. The $50 million system's internal data transfer rate is roughly equivalent to two...

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2009-05-27 09:44:05

UC San Diego computer scientists are one step closer to building low cost networks of underwater sensors for real time underwater environmental monitoring. At the IEEE Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop in Rome, Italy, on May 25, computer scientists from the Jacobs School of Engineering presented a paper highlighting the energy conservation benefits of using reconfigurable hardware rather than competing hardware platforms for their experimental underwater sensor nets. While the Navy has...

2009-05-18 13:00:00

Quality, Scalable Components to be Offered and Supported by Trusted Vendors in Public and Private Clouds LAS VEGAS, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOp 2009 -- 3Tera(R), Inc., the leading innovator of cloud computing technology and utility computing services, announce the introduction of the 3Tera AppStore - the first marketplace for cloud components where enterprise users, software vendors and datacenter experts can exchange production-ready, scalable and highly available cloud components on a...

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2009-05-06 09:29:45

A report by the World Technology Evaluation Center shows U.S. competitiveness in a number of computer simulation-driven fields is being eroded. Science and engineering are advancing rapidly worldwide, due in part to increasingly more powerful computer simulations. But the report says most advanced supercomputers require programming skills that too few U.S. researchers possess. The startling news was how quickly our assumptions have to change, said Phillip Westmoreland, program director for...

2009-04-28 11:06:00

More than 150 Business Partners In Process of Gaining IBM Dynamic Infrastructure Specialty Accreditation ARMONK, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IBM today announced that 25 Business Partners have gained certification for the IBM Dynamic Infrastructure Specialty Program, enabling them to help clients build a new, more dynamic infrastructure that will bring greater intelligence, automation, integration, and efficiencies to the digital and physical worlds. (Logo:...

2009-04-28 06:00:00

New Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processors Power up HPC Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry MILPITAS, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announced the award of a mid-sized Appro HyperGreen(TM) Intel(R) Cluster Ready certified solution for Rice University's Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology in Houston. Located in the world's energy capital, Rice is a leader in the application of...

2009-04-27 13:59:00

Hosting Veteran to Enable On-demand Scaling of Internet Applications with Just a Browser SAN DIEGO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- CariNet, a regional datacenter operator and global provider of Internet-based hosting services, announces the immediate availability of their new "Virtual Private Datacenter," or "VPD," line of services, powered by the award-winning 3Tera(R) AppLogic(TM) cloud computing platform. Leveraging the power of grid technology, CariNet is adding new levels of scalability,...

2009-04-23 17:43:00

CluE Awards Promote Academic Use of Cluster Computing Resources on IBM/Google cloud ARLINGTON, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, the National Science Foundation announced it has awarded nearly five million dollars in grants to fourteen universities through its Cluster Exploratory (CluE) program to participate in the IBM/Google Cloud Computing University Initiative. The initiative will provide the computing infrastructure for leading-edge research projects that could help us...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.