HP, Intel, Yahoo partner in cloud computing
News & Analysis 7/29/2008 Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo have partnered with three research groups to create an open source test bed for research in cloud-computing, the concept of using globally distributed computers as a platform for delivering services.
SBC features advanced Freescale processors
Product News 7/21/2008 Post a comment
Featuring advanced Freescale MPC8640 and MPC 8640D processors, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms' VG6 is available as a dual node/single node, dual node/single node single board computer designed for high performance in harsh environments such as military/aerospace and industrial automation.
Startup brings virtualization to automotive software
News & Analysis 7/21/2008 Post a comment
In today's automotive landscape, there is a fundamental gap between highly safety and security relevant internal subsystems such as x-by-wire systems or engine control systems at one side and telematics and infotainment systems at the other one. A Berlin-based startup company plans to bridge this gap by means of a technique already commonplace in commercial IT: Virtualization.
Debugging multiprocessor code
Design How-To 7/18/2008 Post a comment
Debugging code running on multiprocessor computing systems--and, in particular, parallel code on multicore devices--is an old problem that has achieved new prominence because of the profound transformation of hardware from single-processor to multiprocessor and multicore solutions.
Is the end of competition in industrial computing arising?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 7/11/2008 1 comment
In the industrial computing industry there is a tendency to mergers and standardised hardware and software products. Does this evolution of the market mean we will end up with one single "Wintel"-like company without any further competition?
AI beats human poker champions
News & Analysis 7/7/2008 Post a comment
Humanity was dealt a decisive blow by a poker-playing artificial intelligence program called Polaris during the Man-Machine Poker Competition in Las Vegas.