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QLogic Sees Supercomputers In The Cloud

6/17/2011
The real growth market for high-performance computing is the cloud, not enterprise data centers, according to QLogic, which introduced software to make HPC clusters faster, more scalable, and more reliable.

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Does Desktop Virtualization Need Desktop SOA?

3/19/2008
Part of the rationale for Web services has always been that they can tunnel through firewalls, linking networks that are otherwise securely separated. Virtualization puts up similar barriers between applications within a single machine, so will crossing them require similar technology?


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The Business Case For An Internet Refrigerator

10/1/2007
Internet refrigerators were a joke a few years ago, but RFID startup Blue Vector Systems says that it's finding real customers for them. The concept is similar to the vision of household appliances that automatically reorder groceries, only aimed at enterprise supply chains instead of home kitchens.

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Will A Hundred Users Share One PC?

9/17/2007
A new desktop PC today is about ten times more powerful than one from about three years ago, but most of us don't use our PCs any differently. According to startup NComputing, that means we should only need to buy a tenth as many.

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Is The Network A Pipe Or A Platform?

7/25/2007
Web 2.0 has brought Sun's old slogan that The Network Is The Computer back into fashion, but few take it quite as literally as Cisco Systems. If Cisco gets its way, components like memory and processors will be linked by IP networks, not circuit boards.

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Origami, Or Microsoft Bob 2006

3/9/2006
The most interesting thing about Origami is how Microsoft manipulated bloggers and journalists into hyping it. Far from the Transformer gadget hinted at (Eight toys in one! Changes from iPod to camcorder to computer and back!), the device is just a small Tablet PC. And Microsoft's only actual new product is a software suite intended to further dumb down Windows XP's user interface.


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Google Porn Search On Cell Phones

2/28/2006
Google gave two computer scientists access to more than a million of its mobile search records in research aimed at understanding the unique needs of wireless Web surfers. Judging by the results, what users really need is a porn portal, as more searches were for smut than anything else.


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