New software design technique allows programs to run faster
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach to software development that will allow common computer programs to run up to 20 percent faster and possibly incorporate new security ...
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Conquering the chaos in modern, multiprocessor computers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computers should not play dice. That, to paraphrase Einstein, is the feeling of a University of Washington computer scientist with a simple manifesto: If you enter the same computer command, you should get ...
Videogame makers racing to develop iPad games
As an electronic reader, Apple's iPad has been touted as a possible "Kindle killer" but what has videogame makers buzzing is the potential of the touchscreen tablet computer as a gaming platform.
Google awards $1 million for research effort to slash energy consumption in Internet data centers
Google Inc. has awarded a two-year, $1 million research grant aimed at slashing energy usage in large Internet data centers to a team of computer scientists at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Rutgers ...
Parallel course: Researchers help ease transition to parallel programming
(PhysOrg.com) -- In 1995, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about 100 megahertz. Seven years later, in 2002, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about three gigahertz -- a 30-fold increase. And ...
SKoreans demonstrate spin-injected field effect transistor
South Korean scientists said Friday they had demonstrated a spin-injected field effect transistor in a high-mobility InAs heterostructure.
Researchers using parallel processing computing could save thousands by using an Xbox
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by a University of Warwick researcher has demonstrated that researchers trying to model a range of processes could use the power and capabilities of a particular XBox chip as a ...
Graphics chips speed up medical imaging
Beyond just jazzing up video games, one of the growing array of applications being found for the powerful graphics-oriented chips that Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices sell is in speeding up medical imaging, which can be ...
Programming tools facilitate use of video game processors for defense needs
Video gaming computers and video game consoles available today typically contain a graphics processing unit (GPU), which is very efficient at manipulating and displaying computer graphics. However, the unit's ...
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.
Japan's NEC to exit supercomputer project
Japan's ailing IT giant NEC Corp. said Thursday that it would withdraw from a government-backed supercomputer project as part of its efforts to cut costs during the economic slump.
Leading-edge data analytics and visualization enable breakthrough science
(PhysOrg.com) -- Most science research programs that run on high-performance computers like the IBM Blue Gene/P Intrepid at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) generate enormous quantities of ...
NVIDIA files counter-suit in legal row with Intel
A legal battle between Intel and NVIDIA heated up on Thursday with the graphics computing specialty firm accusing the world's largest chip maker of breaching a contract.