Supercomputer vet joins Microsoft Research News & Analysis 11/9/2007 Post a comment Veteran supercomputer researcher Dan Reed will join Microsoft Research as its new director of scalable and multicore computing, bringing a long background in parallel computing and activism in technology policy matters, as the group gears up to tackle problems that have puzzled scientists for twenty years.
Cray stretches Linux in supercomputer News & Analysis 11/6/2007 Post a comment The day after Google announced a new initiative to pack Linux into mobile handsets, supercomputer designer Cray is announcing its Xt5 systems that it claims will be its biggest computers to use the open source operating system.
Phoenix rolls environment for PC apps News & Analysis 11/5/2007 Post a comment Phoenix Technologies Ltd. is using virtualization technology to carve out a new market in PC software beyond its traditional BIOS code with HyperSpace, a basic application environment for mobile systems intended to be a kind of complement to Windows.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.