New system makes hardware models of multicore chips more efficient, easier to design, more reliable
Most computer chips today have anywhere from four to 10 separate cores, or processing units, which can work in parallel, increasing the chips efficiency. But the chips of the future are likely to have ...
Chips as mini Internets
Computer chips have stopped getting faster. In order to keep increasing chips computational power at the rate to which weve grown accustomed, chipmakers are instead giving them additional cores, or ...
Power without the cord
Cell phones and flashlights operate by battery without trouble. Yet because of the limited lifespan, battery power is not a feasible option for many applications in the fi elds of medicine or test engineering, ...
Researcher tests performance of diverse HPC architectures
Surveying the wide range of parallel system architectures offered in the supercomputer market, an Ohio State University researcher recently sought to establish some side-by-side performance comparisons.
New software-simulation system promises much more accurate evaluation of multicore-chip designs
For the last decade or so, computer chip manufacturers have been increasing the speed of their chips by giving them extra processing units, or cores. Most major manufacturers now offer chips with ...
ORNL completes first phase of Titan supercomputer transition
Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Jaguar supercomputer has completed the first phase of an upgrade that will keep it among the most powerful scientific computing systems in the world.
Video games lead to new paths to treat cancer, other diseases
The cure for cancer comes down to this: video games.
Computer scientists collect computing tools for next-generation machines
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers using the OLCF's resources can foresee substantial changes in their scientific application code development in the near future.
Engineers boost computer processor performance by over 20 percent
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows graphics processing units (GPUs) and central processing units (CPUs) on a single chip to collaborate boosting processor performance ...
Speed limit on the quantum highway
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have measured the propagation velocity of quantum signals in a many-body system.
Leafy social network: Scientists study how stomata communicate
(PhysOrg.com) -- To survive, leafy plants need to take in as much carbon dioxide as possible through pores in their leaves without losing water. Known as stomata, these pores somehow work together, processing ...
NC State team to develop energy efficient 3-D CPU
Researchers from North Carolina State University are developing a three-dimensional (3D) central processing unit (CPU) the brains of the computer with the goal of boosting energy efficiency by 15 to 25 percent. ...
Cray replaces IBM on U. of Illinois supercomputer
The University of Illinois says Seattle-based Cray Inc. will take over construction of the stalled $300 million Blue Waters supercomputer project, three months after IBM pulled out citing cost and technical concerns.
Japan computer smashes speed record
A Japanese supercomputer has broken its own record as the world's fastest machine by performing 10 quadrillion calculations per second, its developers announced.