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  • Kno E-Reader Tablets To Start at $599

    Kno Inc. said Monday night that it is now accepting preorders for its first generation single- and dual-screen electronic textbook readers. The tablets will initially run $599 for the single-screen model and $899 for the dual-screen model and are expected to be delivered, at least to some customers, by the end of the year.

  • IT Managers Renew Focus on Energy Efficiency, but Budget Barriers Still Loom

    According to new research, energy efficiency is more important to college and university IT managers than ever. About three-quarters of all campuses have a program in place or in development to reduce energy consumption in IT, and most of those have already begun seeing cost savings from their efforts. But barriers to more widespread energy efficiency initiatives remain.

  • Stanford Dedicates Green Engineering School Home with Major Solar Installation

    Engineering students at Stanford have a new home. The university recently dedicated the Huang Engineering Center, which will house 270 faculty, staff, and students from the Management Science and Engineering, the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.

  • Platform Computing HPC Management Software Enhances App Support and Job Scheduling

    A company that specializes in applications for managing high performance computing (HPC) clusters has upgraded its HPC management application. Platform Computing's latest version of Platform HPC sports enhanced support for applications and job scheduling, as well as a more user-friendly Web interface.