Information Technology


High-Performance Computing Sees Surge, Led by Sub-$500,000 Systems

The lower end of the high-performance computing segment saw a double-digit surge in the second quarter of 2013, helping to propel HPC as a whole to a 34.7 percent increase in systems delivered from the same period a year ago.

Intel Launches Multicore SoCs Supporting Android and Windows 8 Mobile Devices

The Intel Atom Z3000 processor series (Bay Trail-T) is the company's first mobile multicore system on a chip and will be available in tablets and 2-in-1 devices running Android and Windows 8.

U Michigan Students To Apply IT problem Solving Skills in India

A group of University of Michigan School of Information students will travel to India next summer to work on information technology projects as part of the school's Global Information Engagement Project.

Bradford Networks Launches Cloud-Based NAC Service for Schools

Bradford Networks, a provider of secure network access control (NAC) solutions, has launched its new Network Sentry cloud service.

U Houston Joins OpenMP Consortium

The University of Houston has joined the OpenMP Consortium, a group of research organizations and hardware and software vendors working together to create the OpenMP API specification for shared-memory parallel programming.

HP Keeps Lead in Server Market Despite Drop in Shipments

The worldwide server market grew a modest 4 percent in the second quarter of 2013 in terms of unit shipments but declined overall in revenue, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Workstations on the Rise Amid PC Slump

Despite a sluggish overall PC market, high-end workstations are continuing to experience growth in 2013.

Smart Phones To Surpass 1 Billion Units This Year

One out of every seven human beings in the world will get a new smart phone this year. According to a new forecast from market research firm IDC, more than 1 billion new smart phones will make their way into consumers' hands in 2013, the first time it will reach that mark in a single year.

'Almost Everyone' Actively Trying To Avoid Surveillance Online

Based on the findings of a new survey from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, the vast majority of Americans are actively taking steps to avoid online surveillance by the government or other organizations or individuals.

Outlook for Tablets Lowered Even as Education Segment Helps Propel Growth

Tablets are facing strong competition from an unexpected segment of the computing industry: smart phones. Just as tablets have chipped away at PCs in recent years, in coming years larger smart phones will cut into some of the growth previously forecast for the tablet market, according to a new report.