IT Trends :: Thursday, August 3, 2006

New Technology

Carnegie Mellon's Storage Guru

The Carnegie Mellon Data Center Observatory is run by the Parallel Data Laboratory but the lab's director, Greg Ganger, is calling the shots when it comes to self-managing storage systems. He's already convinced many university programs to use the Data Center. In three years he could be supporting over a petabyte of information…

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Q&A: Seth Lloyd

Seth Lloyd, a mechanical engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), proposed the idea of the universe as a quantum computer in his new book, Programming the Universe. In this interesting interview, Lloyd says, "I know it sounds crazy. I feel apologetic when I say it." But he also says that factually, it is the case…

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Managing Your Net for Next to Nothing

A freeware success story is always nice. This time, the IT Services-Medical Campus (ITS-Med) at Yale University's School of Medicine uses a free network-throughput tester to solve computer problems. "In a bigger use case, I may look for a commercial product, but I just searched online, found this and was able to fix the problem," says the manager of systems and network engineering for ITS-Med…

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The Grande Dame of Dorms

After $18 million and two years of work, the overhaul of Florida State University's Landis Hall student residence is complete. It now has wireless access in its public spaces, a rarity among other newly renovated FSU dormitories…

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