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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.