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Simplifying Complexity

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | Articles | Comments

Algorithmic contributions of Richard M. Karp Bill Weaver During an April award ceremony in Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute awarded the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive science to Richard M. Karp for

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Statistical Analysis for Spreadsheets: A review of StatTools statistical toolbox add-on for Excel

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

According to a press release from the company, Palisade "is committed to developing the world's most robust, innovative, and comprehensive risk and decision analysis software solutions and training services." Although they have a ways to go with their StatTools statistical toolbox add-on to Excel, the analyst will find much to appreciate.

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Swimming Offshore

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

The shrimp dance lightly Randy C. Hice I like to jolt people awake during my speaking engagements. My favorite device for doing this is card scaling. If that term is unfamiliar, it is magician-speak for throwing playing cards. When people start to doze

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Windows Utilities Revisited: A look at screen capture and clipboard expansion utilities

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

With the continuing evolution of Microsoft Windows and the functionality that it contains, I felt it was time to revisit some of the system utilities that are currently available. With all of the hype coming out of Redmond, one might think that there was no longer a need for utility programs but, for a lot of users, this conclusion would be wrong.

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3-D Display Brings 3,000 Year Old Mummy to Life

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The British Museum has installed a new state-of-the-art 3-D immersive virtual reality theater provided by Fakespace Systems Inc. The stereoscopic visualization system is the centerpiece for a new exhibition titled, "Mummy: The Inside Story," that takes visitors through an extraordinary virtual reality presentation where they will be able to experience the "virtual unwrapping" and exploration of the 3,000 year old untouched body of Nesperennub, a priest from the temple of Khons who lived in.

Cornell University Uses The MathWorks Software To Develop Robotics for 2004 Robocup Competition

June 30, 2004 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The MathWorks' continued support of the Cornell University RoboCup team, in the 2004 RoboCup competition, took place June 27-July 5, in Lisbon, Portugal. Four-time winners of the competition, the Cornell University team has used MATLAB, the Company's industry leading technical computing software, to address

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Cray X1

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Cray Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Cray X1 system is available with up to 52.4 trillion calculations per second (teraflops) of peak computing power and 65.5 terabytes of memory. The new product features ultra-fast (12.

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NEC Express5800-320lb-R

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Nec Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The NEC Express5800/320Lb-R. The 320Lb server, also available in a tower model, utilizes redundant blade-like modules (1U) to provide continuous availability and data integrity in the smallest footprint ever released for Fault Tolerant technology.

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XD1 High Performance Computing System

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

XD1 High Performance Computing System combines interconnect, management, and reconfigurable computing technologies with AMD Opteron processors for performance, reliability, and usability.

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Evolocity II

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Linux Networx | Product Releases | Comments

Evolocity II is a next generation cluster design with 0.8U nodes, which allows 100 CPUs to fit into a standard 42U rack — a 20 percent density improvement over 1U nodes. Its vertical design allows for more airflow and improved heat dissipation within each node.

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xw4100

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The xw4100 uses the Intel 875P high-performance chipset and it includes Intel Performance Acceleration Technology for enhanced system performance due to reduced memory access latencies.

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S32-RH PXI Chassis

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Tracewell Systems | Product Releases | Comments

The S32-RH features plug-in power and cooling modules and RS-485 monitoring, making it suitable for the latest generation of high performance PXI instrumentation. The S32-RH was designed for test systems requiring low weight, high strength, and high power

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Desktop Computer

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The IntelliStation Z Pro 6221 — in a compact minitower — is optimized for multitasking and multithreaded applications with available dual Intel Xeon processors up to 2.8GHZ and up to 8.0GB DDR memory.

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MilPAC

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MilPAC is a sealed and ruggedized, dust and dirt proof, indoor/outdoor portable computer. For field ruggedness, the computer's case is formed from corrosion-protected aluminum, designed to shield the internal components from up to 40Gs of shock.

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16-bit DaqBoards

May 31, 2004 8:00 pm | Iotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new 16-bit DaqBoard/1000 series has features including synchronous analog, digital, and frequency I/O, extensive software support including Linux drivers and DMA bus mastering. All software drivers are included with each DaqBoard. Complete software support

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