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How to Survive the Quest for a Useful Multicore Benchmark

December 15, 2009 4:31 am | by Shay Gal-On, Markus Levy, and Steve Leibson | Articles | Comments

Selecting an optimal multicore chip or SoC architecture is considerably more complex than picking a lone processor chip or core. As with processor selection, benchmarks can help. A good multicore benchmark will identify bottlenecks in the multicore system design including memory and I/O bottlenecks, computational bottlenecks, and real-time bottlenecks.

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Solar Power Hope

December 15, 2009 4:30 am | Videos | Comments

Can solar power hope beat out the engineering reality for Dave's latest project? Was Doc Brown right?

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Best Buy 3Q profit rises; predicts slimmer margins

December 15, 2009 4:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Best Buy Co. said Tuesday its third-quarter profit more than quadrupled. But shares fell 4 percent in premarket trading as it said its gross profit rate will be lower than expected in the fourth quarter and international revenue fell.The nation's largest electronics retailer raised its earnings...

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Efforts under way to make Web more accessible

December 15, 2009 1:00 am | by BROOKE DONALD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Imagine not being able to use a mouse to open a Web browser or a keyboard to type an e-mail. What if you couldn't distinguish colors on a computer screen or type the distorted letters in order to buy concert tickets or enroll in a class?Despite technological advances aimed at making the...

Samsung Electronics shuffles management team

December 14, 2009 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has named digital media chief Choi Gee-sung as CEO in a reorganization designed to shake up the South Korean technology giant's way of doing business, streamlining decision-making in an effort to get products to market faster.Lee Yoon-woo, who has served as CEO since...

22 million missing Bush White House e-mails found

December 14, 2009 4:00 pm | by PETE YOST - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Computer technicians have found 22 million missing White House e-mails from the administration of President George W. Bush and the Obama administration is searching for dozens more days' worth of potentially lost e-mail from the Bush years, according to two groups that filed suit over the...

Matrikon wins US$15.7M contract for project for Middle East oil company

December 14, 2009 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) said Monday that it has won a US$15.7-million contract to build a remote oil field monitoring project for a Middle East oil company.The company said the contract was though a jointly owned subsidiary established to drum up business in the region.The project covers 78...

Tracking new cancer-killing particles with MRI

December 14, 2009 1:57 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Rice University) Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have created a single nanoparticle that can be tracked in real time with MRI as it homes in on cancer cells, tags them with a fluorescent dye and kills them with heat. The all-in-one particle is one of the...

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General Dynamics unit gets $110M contract

December 14, 2009 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of military contractor General Dynamics Corp. has been awarded a three-year contract with a potential value of $110 million to produce integrated circuits for the U.S. Navy's Trident II (D5) submarine-launched ballistic missile program.General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems'...

Air Force grant to tighten online encryption

December 14, 2009 12:53 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Computer scientist Rafael Pass is seeking new approaches to cryptographic security with a $600,000, five-year grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

SWUGN Year in Review - February 2009

December 14, 2009 12:53 pm | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

Top StorySolidWorks World 2009 attracts over 4,500 attendees in what many would consider a down year economically. The attendance figure surprises everyone, including the event caterer, and the Monday breakfast falls a little short food-wise. Richard Branson is interviewed by Jeff Ray at...

Copernic Inc.: Previously Announced Private Placement Delayed

December 14, 2009 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Copernic Inc., (the "Company"), (NASDAQ: CNIC) today announced that the parties have mutually agreed to a short delay in the closing of the previously announced private placement of 500,000 common shares to 2208270 Ontario Limited. Closing has been rescheduled to January 29, 2010. Other than the...

Rain or Shine? Computer Models How Brain Cells Reach a Decision

December 14, 2009 11:55 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale University researchers have devised a computer model to explain how the brain makes decisions based on statistical probabilities-as, for instance, when a doctor makes a diagnosis based on several conflicting test results.

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Experienced Executive Brings Strong Growth Track Record and Public Company Credentials to Lead Rapidly Growing Technology Vendor

December 14, 2009 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.datarobotics.com () —Data Robotics, Inc., makers of the award-winning Drobo storage arrays, today announced that Tom Buiocchi has been appointed the new president and chief executive officer. Buiocchi succeeds founder Geoff Barrall, who has served as CEO since 2005."Geoff has done a...

SWUGN Year in Review - January 2009

December 14, 2009 10:52 am | by Richard Doyle's Community Blog | Blogs | Comments

The Top StoryWith a single blog post, Ricky Jordan's wife Christy becomes the most famous SolidWorks Community member in Alabama. Christy follows up her hilarious shot at engineers by providing tubs of homemade goodies for Ricky to bring to SolidWorks World 2009 in Orlando (I got some -...

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