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Primeur weekly 2015-02-02

The Cloud

Shinra Technologies partners with NTT and Techorus and announces launch date of Japanese technical beta ...

UTSA and Indiana University partner on $6.6 million NSF Cloud-based advanced computing systems grant ...

Independent research firm ranks HP private Cloud a leader in China ...

Desktop Grids

Grant for Nerdalize for heating houses with computing power ...

EuroFlash

Business Secretary Cable announces partners in the Alan Turing Institute in the UK ...

Schools in Wales challenged to break the world land speed record of 1,000mph ...

PUZZLECLUSTER: The first reuse application of the PUZZLEPHONE ...

Chemists control structure to unlock magnetization and polarization simultaneously ...

MEP Awards 2015 - Shortlisted nominees for ICT announced ...

DIADEMS - finding the sensor behind the sparkle ...

Entanglement on a chip: Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computers ...

USFlash

NERSC seeks industry partners for collaborative research ...

Exascale Hearing Testimony in Congress highlights CS research accomplishments ...

D-Wave Systems raises an additional $29 million, closing 2014 financing at $62 million ...

MAGMA MIC 1.3.1 for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors released ...

Dot Hill announces general availability of the Ultra56 AssuredSAN Hybrid storage array ...

New climate change projections for Australia ...

SGI reports financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ...

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing ...

Supercomputing the evolution of a model flower ...

Obsidian unveils plans for 400G-capable enhanced InfiniBand services platform at EmTech Singapore 2015 ...

New supercomputer allows for massive data analysis in less time ...

IBM Research to lead company's advanced computer chip R&D at SUNY Polytechnic Institute ...

Building trustworthy Big Data algorithms ...

Parallelizing common algorithms ...

New pathway to valleytronics ...

Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories ...

PUZZLECLUSTER: The first reuse application of the PUZZLEPHONE


24 Jan 2015 Espoo - There is life even afterlife. At Circular Devices the team believes that a product's life cycle can be extended beyond its initial planned usage, thereby delaying its obsolescence. With electronic waste becoming an increasing threat for our planet, the company took it upon itself to find an alternative to the inevitable disposal of your device.

Even if your smartphone can no longer deliver the performance you seek, it still contains a fully working computer, and there is no reason it should be discarded straight away. Circular Devices' unique technology enables your device to be easily upgraded by replacing the PUZZLEPHONE's Brain CPU module. The PUZZLEPHONE Brain is a self-contained computer in a convenient modular enclosure that is easily connectable. However, the company is developing a state-of-the-art technology that will enable your old Brain modules to live on after you decide to upgrade.

Enter PUZZLECLUSTER, the first scalable computer cluster platform based on recycled modular mobile technology.

The PUZZLECLUSTER will allow PUZZLEPHONE Brain modules to be reused and connected to form a fully integrated computer cluster. The goal is to deliver a scalable product that can meet the needs of home users and small and medium enterprises, but also public institutions and data centres. Its applications can range from research and data analysis, to rendering farms and in-house cloud services, as well as any other case that requires parallel computing.

Initially, the PUZZLECLUSTER will include a power supply, internal connectivity for the PUZZLEPHONE Brain modules and supporting peripherals and external connectivity. It will also provide slots for PUZZLEPHONE Battery modules, which will be used for built-in UPS functionalities.

Thanks to this, all the computing power of the PUZZLEPHONE can live beyond its lifecycle in the device, and continue to live for a very long time as part of the PUZZLECLUSTER.

“When developing the PUZZLEPHONE, we always think about the whole cycle, from sourcing components to manufacturing, the device use itself and what to do when the time to upgrade comes", stated Alejandro Santacreu, Circular Devices CEO. "The PUZZLEPHONE Brain is a fully functional low power computer ready to be integrated in the PUZZLECLUSTER. It makes no sense to discard a perfectly working computer just because you have upgraded your smartphone. The PUZZLECLUSTER will extend the usable life of the PUZZLEPHONE Brain modules way beyond any other smartphone processor."

At Circular Devices, the priority is to deliver state-of-the-art technology while minimizing the environmental footprint. The company achieves this by thinking about the whole product life cycle before and after its planned use and exploring innovative and disruptive concepts like the PUZZLEPHONE and the PUZZLECLUSTER.
Source: Circular Devices

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Primeur weekly 2015-02-02

The Cloud

Shinra Technologies partners with NTT and Techorus and announces launch date of Japanese technical beta ...

UTSA and Indiana University partner on $6.6 million NSF Cloud-based advanced computing systems grant ...

Independent research firm ranks HP private Cloud a leader in China ...

Desktop Grids

Grant for Nerdalize for heating houses with computing power ...

EuroFlash

Business Secretary Cable announces partners in the Alan Turing Institute in the UK ...

Schools in Wales challenged to break the world land speed record of 1,000mph ...

PUZZLECLUSTER: The first reuse application of the PUZZLEPHONE ...

Chemists control structure to unlock magnetization and polarization simultaneously ...

MEP Awards 2015 - Shortlisted nominees for ICT announced ...

DIADEMS - finding the sensor behind the sparkle ...

Entanglement on a chip: Breakthrough promises secure communications and faster computers ...

USFlash

NERSC seeks industry partners for collaborative research ...

Exascale Hearing Testimony in Congress highlights CS research accomplishments ...

D-Wave Systems raises an additional $29 million, closing 2014 financing at $62 million ...

MAGMA MIC 1.3.1 for Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors released ...

Dot Hill announces general availability of the Ultra56 AssuredSAN Hybrid storage array ...

New climate change projections for Australia ...

SGI reports financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 ...

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing ...

Supercomputing the evolution of a model flower ...

Obsidian unveils plans for 400G-capable enhanced InfiniBand services platform at EmTech Singapore 2015 ...

New supercomputer allows for massive data analysis in less time ...

IBM Research to lead company's advanced computer chip R&D at SUNY Polytechnic Institute ...

Building trustworthy Big Data algorithms ...

Parallelizing common algorithms ...

New pathway to valleytronics ...

Nanoscale mirrored cavities amplify, connect quantum memories ...