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Taking graphics cards beyond gaming

The graphics cards found in powerful gaming computers are now capable of solving computationally intensive mathematical problems common in science and engineering applications, thanks to a new solver developed by researchers ...

dateJan 10, 2017 in Hardware
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K computer takes first place on HPCG benchmark

On November 16, the K computer took first place in the HPCG benchmark, a new index developed to create a more realistic view of supercomputer performance compared to the commonly used LINPACK benchmark. This success, which ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Hardware
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Supercomputers' pit crews

Like the world's best pit crews, groups of highly trained scientists make sure everything works together at the supercomputers available through the Department of Energy's Office of Science. Like their NASCAR counterparts, ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Hardware
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New Hikari supercomputer starts solar HVDC

The roar can be deafening. Cooling fans and power supplies whoosh and whine from rows and rows of supercomputers at the main data center of the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin. The power bill at TACC can reach over ...

dateSep 20, 2016 in Hardware
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Slimming down supercomputers

Supercomputers are hungry for power. Titan—the fastest supercomputer in the country—located in Tennessee consumes about 8 megawatts of electricity each year. In return, it solves quadrillions of calculations a second. ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Hardware
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Researchers unveil experimental 36-core chip

The more cores—or processing units—a computer chip has, the bigger the problem of communication between cores becomes. For years, Li-Shiuan Peh, the Singapore Research Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer ...

Intel takes leap into wearable computing

Computer chip giant Intel unveiled a major new push Monday into wearables and connecting everyday devices as it seeks to leapfrog the competition in mobile computing.

Bluetooth group ushers in updated Bluetooth 4.1

(Phys.org) —The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), the regulatory body responsible for the standard, announced on Wednesday its release of an updated version of the specification, Bluetooth 4.1. This is the first new ...

SD Association adds faster UHS Speed Class

(Phys.org) —The SD Association this week announced a new high-performance option and symbol in support of 4K2K television and video products. A new Ultra High Speed (UHS) Speed Class 3 (U3) symbol will indicate products ...

E-paper display powered by NFC from smartphone (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —Researchers from Intel, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Washington have teamed up to build an e-paper display that can be powered by the Near Field Communication (NFC) signal from a smartphone. ...

ARM chip makers set to reach 3GHz next year

(Phys.org) —ARM chip makers TSMC and GlobalFoundries have revealed that they plan to release ARM processor chips capable of running at 3GHz sometime next year. Such chips will almost certainly be welcomed with open arms ...

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