News tagged with computer processing

The origins of a torus in a galactic nucleus

(PhysOrg.com) -- Quasars are among the most energetic objects in the universe, with some of them as luminous as ten thousand Milky Way galaxies. Quasars are thought to have massive black holes at their cores, ...

Mar 13, 2012
4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Writing graphics software gets much easier

(Phys.org) -- Image-processing software is a hot commodity: Just look at Instagram, a company built around image processing that Facebook is trying to buy for a billion dollars. Image processing is also going ...

Aug 01, 2012
5 / 5 (6) 1 | with audio podcast

Chips as mini Internets

Computer chips have stopped getting faster. In order to keep increasing chips’ computational power at the rate to which we’ve grown accustomed, chipmakers are instead giving them additional “cores,” or ...

Apr 10, 2012
4.7 / 5 (15) 16 | with audio podcast

New 'metamaterial' practical for optical advances

(Phys.org) -- Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar ...

May 15, 2012
3.9 / 5 (7) 5 | with audio podcast

Fujitsu develops world's fastest processor

(AP) -- Japanese computer maker Fujitsu Ltd. said Wednesday that it has successfully developed the world's fastest supercomputer processing unit with more than twice the speed of the current leader.

May 15, 2009
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