Sandia releases interface to help standardize supercomputer power and energy systems
To help moderate the energy needs of increasingly power-hungry supercomputers, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have released an application programming interface (API) with the goal of standardizing ...
Successful read/write of digital data in fused silica glass with high recording density
Hitachi today announced that, in collaboration with Professor MIURA Kiyotaka of the School of Engineering, Kyoto University, it has successfully achieved read/write of digital data in 100 layers of fused ...
First-of-a-kind supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore available for collaborative research
Catalyst, a first-of-a-kind supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is available to industry collaborators to test big data technologies, architectures and applications.
Samsung's new flash chips for mobile devices
Intel says its processors are now 'conflict-free'
Intel Corp., the world's largest maker of computer processors, says its processors are now free of minerals from mines held by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
TrueNorth: a 'brain-like' chip to turn computing on its head
Computers and brains work in virtually opposite ways. Computers are laboriously programmed for specific tasks. Brains learn from experience and can perform a wide variety of complicated tasks that are currently ...
Intel Launches Three New Quad-core Processors
Chinese supercomputer named world's fastest
China overtook the United States at the head of the world of supercomputing on Sunday when a survey ranked one of its machines the fastest on the planet.
Edison supercomputer electrifies scientific computing
The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted "Edison," a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity. Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva ...
So supercomputers are mega-powerful, but what can they actually do?
A new supercomputer, called ARCHER, has recently been launched. ARCHER is a Cray XC30, funded by EPSRC and NERC. It is more than three times more powerful than its predecessor, HECToR, and is hosted by the University of Edi ...
Toshiba Launches Industry's First 512 GB SSD
Canon develops world's largest CMOS image sensor, with ultra-high sensitivity
Canon Inc. announced today that it has developed the world's largest CMOS image sensor, with a chip size measuring 202 x 205 mm. Because its expanded size enables greater light-gathering capability, the sensor ...
Canon develops 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor for video capture
Canon announced today that the company has successfully developed a high-sensitivity 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor exclusively for video recording. Delivering high-sensitivity, low-noise imaging performance, ...
Getting files from a failed hard drive
A friend whose iMac's hard drive had apparently died called recently, wondering how she might access the files on the failed drive.