Primeur magazine

Edition: weekly - Issue: 2014-01-06

EuroFlash

Our information highways are becoming increasingly busy places: according to the German Federal Network Agency, in 2012 Germans sent 4.3 billion gigabytes of data through the virtual transport network via broadband. In addition, around 140 million gigabytes were transmitted over cellular networks. At the same time, the requirements for transmission quality and speed have been growing. Read further...
DNA carries out its activities "diluted" in the cell nucleus. In this state it synthesises proteins and, even though it looks like a messy tangle of thread, in actual fact its structure is governed by precise rules that are important for it to carry out its functions. Biologists have studied DNA by observing it experimentally with a variety of techniques, which have only recently been supplemented by research in silico, that is to say, the study of DNA by means of computer simulations. This is a recent area of study, but it has already given a major contribution to knowledge in this field. Read further...
Manufacturers of increasingly minute computer chips, transistors and other products will have to take special note of research findings at the University of Huddersfield. The implications are that a key process used to transform the properties of nanoscale materials can cause much greater damage than previously realised. Read further...

USFlash

NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 mobile processor will help self-driving cars advance from the realm of research into the mass market with its automotive-grade version of the same GPU that powers the world's 10 most energy-efficient supercomputers. Read further...
NVIDIA has unveiled the revolutionary Tegra K1 mobile processor, a 192-core super chip featuring the same NVIDIA Kepler architecture that powers the fastest GPU on the planet, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti. For the first time, next-generation PC gaming will now be available on mobile platforms. Read further...
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded more than $12.5 million in grants to 17 research groups spanning 15 states, each targeting important societal challenges that can be addressed through computing and communication technologies. The two- to four-year grants will allow researchers to plan, prototype, test and build capacity for new models, technologies and tools to increase sustainability. Read further...
The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) has achieved a significant milestone with the PARAM Yuva II supercomputer being ranked 1st in India, 9th in the Asia Pacific Region and 44th in the world among the most power efficient computer systems as the Green500 List showed at the Supercomputing Conference (SC'2013) in Denver, Colorado, USA. Read further...
A team of researchers from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed a new Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) technology that will boost information storage in electronic systems. The innovative technology will drastically increase storage space and enhance memory which will ensure that fresh data stays intact, even in the case of a power failure. The team has already filed a US provisional patent for their technology. Read further...
At present, the ASC14 Students Supercomputer Challenge registration has been finished. There are in total 78 universities from five continents: Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa are going to participate this global supercomputer event. It is reported that the preliminary contest of the Challenge will start from January 2, 2014 and the final will be held in Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China on April 2014. Read further...
Addressing the needs of the financial markets traders from around the world, EZ Trading Computers unveils the world's fastest personal supercomputer for trading. This new model, dubbed "The Ultimate X", is specifically configured to benefit day trading, high frequency trading, algorithmic trading, back testing and forward testing. The biggest beneficiary of this type of machine is the advanced professional trader who is looking for the fastest and most advanced piece of trading technology available. Read further...
The formation of the Illinois Manufacturing Lab (IML) was announced by Governor Pat Quinn in February 2013. With a mission to address broad-based manufacturing challenges in Illinois, IML brings together technical resources and commercialized expertise to increase the competitiveness, productivity and profitability of Illinois manufacturers. The IML is supported by matching $5 million contributions from the State of Illinois and the University of Illinois leveraging the UI Labs platform. Read further...
In the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer, more expensive counterparts, researchers are abandoning hunches and intuition for theoretical models and pure computing power. In a new study, researchers from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering used computational methods to identify dozens of platinum-group alloys that were previously unknown to science but could prove beneficial in a wide range of applications. Read further...