Information Technology


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.

Ballmer on the Way Out

Whether inspired by pressure from the board, feeling the noise from sizable shareholders like ValueAct, or experiencing a loss of appetite for fighting market forces, not quite a month after going public with a major company reorganization, Steve Ballmer has announced that he'll be leaving Microsoft within the next year.

AccessToGo 2.0 RDP Client Optimized for Mobile Devices

Ericom Software has released Ericom AccessToGo 2.0, a remote desktop protocol (RDP) client that provides secure access Windows applications, desktops, virtual desktops (VDI), and Windows terminal servers from a mobile device.

Nutanix OS 3.5 Gains Elastic Deduplication Engine

Nutanix has released version 3.5 of its Nutanix OS (NOS), the software behind the company's virtual datacenter infrastructure solutions. The update provides enhancements to application performance and storage optimization and includes a new UI designed to provide a "consumer-like" management experience.

B&K Rolls Out Dual-Channel Arbitrary Waveform Generators

B&K Precision this month launched a new line of dual-channel arbitrary waveform generators capable of generating waveforms up to 50 MHz.