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Six-Core Opteron HE Processor

August 28, 2009 6:53 am | Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Available for 2-, 4- and 8-P systems, the 55W ACP six-core Opteron HE Processor offers up to 18 percent lower platform-level power consumption over the standard wattage version


Wedding Cake Images Display Exotic Quantum State Transitions

August 28, 2009 6:13 am | News | Comments

Scientists have created the first direct images of the transition between phases of ultracold cesium gas, as it changes from normal to superfluid to Mott insulator, making it possible to "see" this phenomenon as it happens


Cancer Biomarker ID Software caBIG Certified

August 28, 2009 6:05 am | News | Comments

Two new software programs that help improve the process of identifying cancer biomarkers from gene expression data have earned compatibility certification from the National Cancer Institute’s cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid


Microchip Technology Performs 1,000 Chemical Reactions at Once

August 28, 2009 5:42 am | News | Comments

Researchers have developed technology to perform more than a thousand chemical reactions at once on a stamp-size, PC-controlled microchip


GridEcon Creates Commodity Market Platform

August 28, 2009 5:36 am | News | Comments

Researchers have created a platform for trading computing resources that allows the selling and buying of standardized resources


Revealing the Secrets of Scorpion Venom

August 28, 2009 5:26 am | News | Comments

Researchers have carried out the first ever venom analysis in the Scorpiops jendeki scorpion and discovered nine novel poison molecules, never before seen in any scorpion species


Diagnosing Datacenter Network Delays

August 27, 2009 12:03 pm | News | Comments

Computer scientists have developed an inexpensive solution for diagnosing networking delays in datacenter networks as short as tens of millionths of seconds


Cystorm Unleashes 28.16 Trillion Calculations per Second

August 27, 2009 11:58 am | News | Comments

Cystorm boasts a peak performance of 28.16 trillion calculations per second. The supercomputer is targeted for work in materials science, power systems and systems biology


NASA Takes Dramatic Step Forward in Climate Simulation

August 27, 2009 11:25 am | News | Comments

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center made available to scientists in August the first unit of an expanded high-end computing system that will serve as the centerpiece of a new climate simulation capability


CyberCars2: Unmanned Cooperative Cars Coordinate Movement

August 27, 2009 11:16 am | News | Comments

European researchers have developed new control systems that let driverless vehicles communicate and cooperate with each other. Could fleets of high throughput rapid transit systems soon be cruising our cities?


Seeing the Tree from the Forest

August 27, 2009 11:04 am | News | Comments

Algorithm explores future changes in plant populations A recent paper presents an algorithm that may be used to predict the future dynamics of plant communities, an increasingly interesting area of study as significant environmental changes are affecting current plant communities


Smashing the Trillion Zone Barrier

August 27, 2009 5:44 am | by Hank Childs | Articles | Comments

web exclusive Hank Childs Visualization application successfully analyzes massive datasets The ever-growing size of scientific datasets presents a significant challenge to modern scientific visualization tools, and there is a great deal of motivation to explore use of large, parallel resources. A team of DOE researchers recently demonstrated one tool is up to the challenge


Electronic Submissions: Time = Money

August 25, 2009 7:22 am | by Sandy Weinberg, Ph.D. and Ronald Fuqua, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

web exclusive Sandy Weinberg, Ph.D. and Ronald Fuqua, Ph.D. A more computerized, modernized and automated FDA could result in significant reduction of time lost, as well as cost containment opportunities Any tool or technique that can shorten review time represents significant cost containment. To date, the most effective way of speeding the preparation, review, modification and eventual approval of a new drug or biologic product is use of...


Things are Different, Yet Nothing has Changed

August 25, 2009 7:12 am | by Gloria Metrick | Articles | Comments

web exclusive Gloria Metrick A few observations on professional online social networking groups If you look at any online social networking tool out there, they aren’t entirely different from the discussion groups we used to and still use. In fact, many of them include tools for discussions


Scientists Unwrap Mysteries of Ancient Mummy

August 25, 2009 6:56 am | by Brooke Donald, Associated Press | News | Comments

Brooke Donald, Associated Press   Scientists trying to unwrap the mysteries of a more than 2,500-year-old mummy conducted computer scans to help determine how the man died, what was buried with him and what he looked like


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