Tag Archives: Computer Science

Tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft in patent spat

A Native American tribe and a small computer company have reportedly sued Amazon and Microsoft, claiming that they’re infringing on patents relating to supercomputer technology. The lawsuits are the latest twists in a relatively new strategy under which companies assign patents to … Continue reading

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Supercomputer takes a giant leap in space

The most powerful computer ever sent into space proved its mettle this month by registering a processing speed in excess of a trillion floating-point calculations per second, a measure that’s known as a teraflop. “HPE’s Spaceborne Computer is the first … Continue reading

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SpaceX sends supercomputer to space station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has sent a robotic Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station with three tons of supplies and scientific experiments, including a supercomputer that could help blaze the trail to Mars. The Spaceborne Computer project, pioneered … Continue reading

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2-D magnet points the way to new devices

For the first time, researchers have discovered magnetism in the two-dimensional realm of monolayers, or materials that consist of a single atomic layer. The material, known as chromium triiodide or CrI3, could play a role in new types of memory … Continue reading

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HP Enterprise unveils computer made for Mars

What does a prototype computer with 160 terabytes of memory have to do with missions to Mars? The way Kirk Bresniker sees it, a giant leap in computing is required for the giant leap to the Red Planet. “That’s actually … Continue reading

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$50 million gift boosts UW computer science

There’s no question that an extra $50 million will raise the University of Washington’s profile in computer science and engineering – but how high can it rise? How worried should MIT and Carnegie Mellon University be? Here’s the message from Ed … Continue reading

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Microsoft bets big on quantum computers

Microsoft says it’s moving ahead from just talking about quantum computing to building an actual quantum computer, based on the physics that won a Nobel Prize this year. The project will be headed by longtime Microsoft executive Todd Holmdahl, who … Continue reading

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