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.