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International workshop on reversible computing
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11/29/2004   Post a comment
Plans for the first international workshop on reversible computing continue to develop. I just got a confirmation from Charles Bennett of IBM, who was the original founder of the field. Charlie is the biggest "rock star" in reversible computing; he's greatly admired and respected by all of us.
A crown of teraflops and ampere/hours
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11/19/2004   Post a comment
IBM has wrested the crown for fastest computer, again, from Japan's NEC Earth Simulator. But there's more to the story than raw computing power.
The Reversible Computing Challenge
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11/11/2004   Post a comment
What are the limits to power efficiency? Good power management strategies are important, but ultimately, they are limited by the energy dissipated by individual operations. Read what an expert, Dr Michael Frank, thinks about this critically important issue in his first blog for Power Management DesignLine.
Portable power: where does it fit in your design?
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11/9/2004   Post a comment
Most design attention is devoted to the system's processor architecture, I/O, and all the functional blocks that make up a portable system. But the consequences of a poorly performing power system can be devastating. Read the thoughts from TI's Dave Heacock about this important issue.
Low-Power is king of the portable world
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11/2/2004   Post a comment
Where mobile devices are concerned, low power is king of the world. Here is a group of targeted articles for your low-power designs. The authors look at schemes for handhelds and more. They examine power consumption issues from four perspectives: software, processors, boards and end devices.


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