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UF, Nine Other Universities Complete Ultrahigh-speed Data Network

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Whether mapping genes, probing elemental particles or monitoring global warming, more and more scientists rely on massive data vaults located at universities and institutions around the world

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Energy Department Seeks Proposals to Use Scientific Computing Resources at Lawrence Berkeley, Oak Ridge National Laboratories

June 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman announced that DOE’s Office of Science is seeking proposals to support computational science projects to enable high-impact advances through the use of some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers…

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Nanotechnology Transmits Information in Cell Phones and Computers at Record Speed

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

UC Irvine scientists at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering have demonstrated for the first time that carbon nanotubes can route electrical signals on a chip faster than traditional copper or aluminum wires, at speeds of up to 10 GHz…

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Software Advance Helps Computers Act Logically

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Computers just respond to commands, never “thinking” about the consequences. A new software language, however, promises to enable computers to reason much more precisely and thus better reflect subtleties intended by commands of human operators.

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MIT Team Designs Tsunami-resistant Houses

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Using high-tech engineering principles, an MIT/Harvard team has developed a low-tech solution to the problem of how to build homes in tsunami-prone areas. The team recently produced an architectural model for a Sri Lankan house that essentially would allow a powerful ocean wave…

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Green Diesel: New Process Makes Liquid Transportation Fuel From Plants

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering researchers have discovered a new way to make a diesel-like liquid fuel from carbohydrates commonly found in plants. Chemical and Biological Engineering graduate students detail a four-phase catalytic reactor in which corn and other biomass-derived carbohydrates…

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Nanotube Water Doesn't Freeze & #151 Even at Hundreds of Degrees Below Zero

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A new form of water has been discovered by physicists in Argonne's Intense Pulsed Neutron Source (IPNS) Division. Called nanotube water, these molecules contain two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom but do not turn into ice — even at temperatures near absolute zero…

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NASA Plans Mission to Jupiter

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

NASA has announced that a mission to fly to Jupiter will proceed to a preliminary design phase. The mission is called Juno, and it is the second in NASA's New Frontiers Program. The mission will conduct an in-depth study of the giant planet

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Hubble Captures Outburst From Comet Targeted by Deep Impact

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

In a dress rehearsal for the rendezvous between NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft and comet 9P/Tempel 1, the Hubble Space Telescope captured dramatic images of a new jet of dust streaming from the icy comet.

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Tech Watch: Curious about Your Vital Signs? Check Your Laptop

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The cameras and MP3 players are fun, but the next wave of add-ons for cell phones and laptops may help users keep track of their health. A University of Florida engineer has built a working prototype for a small, portable system that can monitor a person’s breathing and heart rate…

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SX-8

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The SX-8 is a vector supercomputer with a peak processing performance of 65 TFLOPS. The single-node model (includes up to eight CPUs) achieves a peak vector performance of 128 GFLOPS, while the multi-node model reaches a peak performance of 65 TFLOPS

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ProLiant Servers

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Powered by x86 dual-core processors, the ProLiant BL45p server for the BladeSystem, and ProLiant DL585 increase performance of applications such as database, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management

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iGrid 2005

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | Scientific Computing | Product Releases | Comments

iGrid 2005 is a coordinated effort to accelerate the use of existing multi-10 Gbps international and national networks, to advance scientific research, and to educate decision makers, academicians and industry researchers on the benefits of these hybrid networks.

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WCAC’05: The 2005 World Congress in Applied Computing

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | Scientific Computing | Product Releases | Comments

The World Congress in Applied Computing is an annual research gathering. The main goal of this event is to provide a forum for exchange of ideas in a number of fields that interact.

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7th International VECPAR’06

May 31, 2005 8:00 pm | Scientific Computing | Product Releases | Comments

VECPAR'06 is a multidisciplinary meeting on High Performance Computing for Computational Science. The conference is the opportunity for gathering of an enlarged scientific community made up of mathematicians, physicists, engineers, i.e.

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