A small UK company has launched a set of free open source computation utilities for college students.
A new international competition challenges college students--and particularly women--to come up with creative ways to save energy in five different sectors of city environments.
Now that Watson has had its latest resurgence of fame and appeared as a top trending topic on both Google and Twitter, IBM is about to show college students how to use the underlying technologies of the supercomputer.
Purdue University has received a grant that will help it fund scholarships for master students in information security. The million-dollar, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation could be renewed for an additional two years.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the UC San Diego has installed a 10,368-core AMD-based cluster that uses flash storage in place of traditional disk drives. Named Trestles, the new system is expected to serve members of TeraGrid, a distributed "cyberinfrastructure" for open scientific research, through 2013.
Tapping the talents of a globally based team of programmers promises the alluring image of efficient, around-the-clock application development. But as these students learned, time conflicts, power outages, and over-commitment can get in the way of a good idea.
A Brazilian university is accelerating astronomy research with the help of a 2,304-core system built around AMD Opteron 6172 processors and with 4.6 TB of main memory.
Students from the University of California, San Diego, Virginia Tech, the University of Arkansas, and 16 other institutions have won prizes in an annual contest that encourages engineering students to learn how to do specialized searches.
Chip maker Intel is stepping up its R&D funding to American universities by up to five times what it currently invests. The company announced plans to pour $100 million directly into university research in the United States over the next five years.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has put forth a new model for research that applies the technical tools of engineering, along with its disciplined design approach, to life science research. The model, known as "convergence," calls for a rethinking of how scientific research is conducted and promotes an integrated approach for achieving innovation.