Australia's new supercomputer a boon for climate scientists
Australia's most powerful computer was unveiled Wednesday, in a boost for climate scientists who need to crunch vast amounts of data to make forecasts and pinpoint extreme weather, officials said.
Iowa State To Have The Most Realistic Virtual Reality Room in the World
More than $4 million in equipment upgrades will shine 100 million pixels on Iowa State University’s six-sided virtual reality room. That’s twice the number of pixels lighting up any virtual reality room ...
Apple sways potential users with Boot Camp
Offer a choice and they will come. This appears to be the situation with Apple Computer's Intel-based computer line, released this year as part of the company's conversion to Intel logic boards and processors.
New Internet ID Card Prevents Online Fraud
Times are getting hard for anyone trying to get away with online fraud. That’s because Siemens, in cooperation with a partner company, has developed an Internet ID card the size of an ATM card that enables ...
Intel Ships First-Ever Extreme Edition Mobile Processor; Adds New Desktop Chip
Intel today introduced its first Core2 Extreme mobile dual-core processor -- the world's highest-performing mobile processor -- adopting the brand from the company's flagship desktop offerings. The company ...
IBM Hot Water-Cooled Supercomputer Goes Live at ETH Zurich
(PhysOrg.com) -- IBM has delivered a first-of-a-kind hot water-cooled supercomputer to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), marking a new era in energy-aware computing. The innovative system, dubbed ...
China supercomputer world's fastest: report
A Chinese supercomputer is the fastest in the world, according to survey results announced Monday, comfortably overtaking a US machine which now ranks second.
The case for heating up a chip race
The United States needs to bolster its capacity to manufacturer and develop cutting-edge semiconductors not just for economic reasons, but for national-security purposes as well, or so industry analysts argue.
Motion Detector That Also Has 'Eyes'
A new motion detector from Siemens can not only sense the body heat of suspicious individuals — it can also see them.
NVIDIA Answers Gamers' Demands With GeForce 8800 GT
The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, the latest in the standard-setting GeForce 8 Series of graphics processing units (GPUs), is hitting store shelves today.
Fujitsu Introduces World's First 2.5'' 7,200 RPM 3.0 Gb/s SATA HDD
Fujitsu today announced the development of the new MHW2 BJ series of world's first 7,200 rpm 2.5" hard disk drives (HDDs) with a serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface.
World's fastest supercomputer paves path to efficient, affordable exascale computing
Titan, the world's fastest open-science supercomputer, was completed this month at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, opening new windows of opportunity into the exploration of some of the world's ...
New computer does Windows 3,000 times faster
The most powerful Windows-based computer in Europe is being installed in Sweden's Umeå University. Nicknamed "Akka", the supercomputer incorporates IBM Power microprocessors, Cell Broadband Engines and Intel processors and ...
Panasonic Develops a Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Transistor with Ultra High Breakdown Voltage over 10000V
Panasonic today announced the development of a Gallium Nitride (GaN) power transistor with the ultra high breakdown voltage over 10000V. This breakdown voltage is more than 5 times higher than previously reported ...