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Future of Computing

Articles on the future of computing; a glimpse at our future computing technologies and how we will be effected by them.

Aug 04 2020

Large Hydron Collider LIVE

Today is the day of much controversy, the day when the Large Hydron Collider (LHC) is switched on, you can watch it all LIVE.

Aug 01 2020

The Working Balance - Casual Office Space

With the advent of the smart phone, faster laptops, faster connections and wireless hotspots ever increasing, the ability to work anywhere is becoming much more the ‘norm’ compared to a few years ago. In fact, for the most part, it’s becoming much less important for certain types of SME’s to have an inner-city based office; with rental costs at an all time high, customers can get significantly better rates elsewhere, customers know this and have a lot of choice available.

Aug 01 2020

Petaflop achieved by PS3 based chip

The Roadrunner, the IBM supercomputer at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, shattered all speed records recently. Comprised of AMD opteron and Sony/IBM Cell based processors (ala PS3) achieved performance of 1.026 petaflop/s—becoming the first supercomputer ever to reach this milestone.

Putting it in the Worlds Top 5 most powerful supercomputers

Although, as we understood it the Blue Gene P cracked the Petaflop barrier some time ago (Summer 2007), and greater expectations were deemed for the more powerful (on paper at least) roadrunner beasty.

Jul 31 2020

Google Street View for the UK

Google’s street view technology has been available for sometime in the US, but the nanny state could once again stop a useful technology hitting the web for the UK.

Jul 29 2020

CERN booked and ready to go

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With over 36,000 overall page views from the most complex scientific experiment ever built to be switched on post, we thought it about time we took the journey to Switzerland to see for ourselves; before we are all swallowed up into the 25 year old Black Hole maker.

Jul 28 2020

Bill Gates playing down Yahoo bid

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates today played down the chances of a fresh takeover bid for Yahoo, saying the US software giant would focus on an independent strategy.

Jul 25 2020

CERN opens its doors to the world

Today, 6 April 2008, CERN opens its doors to the public, offering a unique chance to visit its newest and largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), before it goes into operation later this year.

This scientific instrument, the largest and most complex in the world, is installed in a 27 km tunnel, 100 metres underground in the Swiss canton of Geneva and neighbouring France. CERN will open all access points around the ring for visits underground, to the tunnel and the experiment caverns.