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Atomic-scale manufacturing method could enable ultra-efficient computers

November 28, 2019

As computers continue to infiltrate almost every aspect of modern life, their negative impact on the environment grows.…
Sharing the Load Speeds Machine Learning

October 18, 2019

Balancing workload quickly finds meaning hidden in graph data. In today’s digital age, the rabbit hole of connected…
TACC Ranch Technology Upgrade Improves Valuable Data Storage

May 23, 2019

There’s a joke by comedian Steven Wright that goes, “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”…
Neural networks everywhere

February 14, 2018

Most recent advances in artificial-intelligence systems such as speech- or face-recognition programs have come courtesy of neural networks,…
Researchers model birth of universe in one of largest cosmological simulations ever run

October 30, 2015

Researchers are sifting through an avalanche of data produced by one of the largest cosmological simulations ever performed,…
CCR receives $9 million award to improve tool that maximizes supercomputing performance

May 14, 2015

Walt Disney World and supercomputing facilities have something in common: waiting lines. Like tourists queuing up to ride…
Electronic device performance enhanced with new transistor encasing method

April 22, 2015

A more effective method for closing gaps in atomically small wires has been developed by University of Illinois…
Engineers develop new methods to speed up time-resolved simulations in computational grand challenge

March 27, 2015

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new family of methods to significantly increase…
Petaflops On Desktops: Ideas Wanted For Processing Paradigms That Accelerate Computer Simulations

March 23, 2015

Whether designed to predict the spread of an epidemic, understand the potential impacts of climate change, or model…
Lawrence Livermore tops Graph 500

November 24, 2014

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists’ search for new ways to solve large complex national security problems led to…
Harnessing error-prone chips

October 30, 2014

As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means…
DARPA Circuit Achieves Speeds of 1 Trillion Cycles per Second, Earns Guinness World Record

October 29, 2014

Officials from Guinness World Records today recognized DARPA’s Terahertz Electronics program for creating the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated…
New circuit design could unlock the power of experimental superconducting computer chips

October 17, 2014

Computer chips with superconducting circuits — circuits with zero electrical resistance — would be 50 to 100 times…
Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested

June 30, 2014

For the ever-shrinking transistor, there may be a new game in town. Cornell researchers have demonstrated promising electronic…
High-performance computing programming with ease

June 17, 2014

As high-performance computing (HPC) bends to the needs of “big data” applications, speed remains essential. But it’s not only…
La Cueva High School team takes top award in 24th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge

April 25, 2014

The dynamic duo of Eli Echt-Wilson and Albert Zuo from La Cueva High in Albuquerque, proposed a unique…
Shaving nanoseconds from racing processors

April 18, 2014

The computer is one of the most complex machines ever devised and most of us only ever interact…
UCLA engineering team increases power efficiency for future computer processors

March 7, 2014

Have you ever wondered why your laptop or smartphone feels warm when you’re using it? That heat is…
Software tool to reduce the cost of cloud computing

March 3, 2014

Just as Netflix uses an algorithm to recommend movies we ought to see, a Stanford software system offers…
Smarter caching could improve computer chips’ performance while reducing their energy consumption

February 20, 2014

Computer chips keep getting faster because transistors keep getting smaller. But the chips themselves are as big as…
First 2014 Golden Goose Award to physicist Larry Smarr

February 17, 2014

Larry Smarr, a physicist whose work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on calculating black hole collisions…
In first head-to-head speed test with conventional computing, quantum computer wins

May 9, 2013

A computer science professor at Amherst College who recently devised and conducted experiments to test the speed of…
Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries the most powerful yet

April 17, 2013

Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a…
Meeting the Computing Challenges of Next-Generation Climate Models

April 3, 2013

Remember when a megabyte (10^6 bytes) seemed like a lot of data? Then a gigabyte (10^9) became routine. Now…
Short algorithm, long-range consequences

March 5, 2013

A new technique for solving ‘graph Laplacians’ is drastically simpler than its predecessors, with implications for a huge…
The Army’s Role In The Oldest Open-source Software System

January 3, 2013

Since 1938, the Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. was the center for the United States Army’s…
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