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DOE Gets New Powerful Computer System Dedicated To Energy Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced today that it has selected its next high-performance computing (HPC) system, which will be used to advance early-stage R&D on energy technologies spanning multiple DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) programs. The new system, named Eagle, will be […]

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Launch at Gamescom 2018 Live Stream – How to Watch and What to Expect

It’s been two years since Nvidia has released new GPUs and the drought seems to be ending soon with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti expected to be launched by the company at an event at Gamescom 2018. With the previous 10-series GPUs holding up exceptionally well in most games, it’s no surprise […]

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Intel Discloses New ‘Foreshadow’ Chip Security Flaw

Researchers have discovered a new security flaw that could let hackers pry information from supposedly secure virtual vaults in Intel chips, the company warned on Tuesday. Intel said software updates are already available and it did not appear anyone had taken advantage of the “Foreshadow” vulnerability, which has been likened to troubling “Meltdown” and “Spectre” flaws exposed […]

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Global PC Market Grows for First Time in 6 Years: Gartner

The global personal computer market grew for the first time in six years in the second quarter of 2018, driven by upgrades in the business segment, a market tracker said Thursday. The research firm Gartner reported that worldwide PC shipments rose 1.4 percent in the past quarter to 62.1 million units, but said it remains unclear if […]

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Fallout 4’s free high-resolution texture pack will make even the brawniest gaming PCs sweat

Fallout 4 might look a smidge better (and more colorful!) than its last-gen predecessors, but it could always look better, right? As “a love letter to our amazing PC fans,” Bethesda announced on Monday that a high-res texture pack is coming to The Commonwealth sometime next week, for free. This is the GeForce GTX 1080 […]

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Hands-on: HP’s Lap Dock helps your Windows Phone feel more like a real PC

HP’s Lap Dock represents a future where a smartphone is powerful enough to replace your computer. Arguably, the future may already be here: HP’s Elite x3 stands as the best Windows phone on the market, integrating a Continuum dock with cloud-based legacy Win32 apps for a PC-like work environment. The Lap Dock is the other […]

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LG’s 5K monitor doesn’t work near Wi-Fi routers

If you’re eyeing LG’s 27-inch UltraFine 5K display for Mac—the monitor that Apple recommends for Mac users and sells in its online store—you’ll want to be aware of an irritating flaw in its design. The Thunderbolt 3-capable display apparently suffers from signal interference, rendering the monitor unusable when it’s within 6.5 feet or so of […]

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An open source toolbox for pure mathematics

The field of pure mathematics has always depended on computers to make tables, prove theorems and explore new theories. Today, computer aided experiments and the use of databases relying on computer calculations are part of the pure mathematician’s standard toolbox. In fact, these tools have become so important that some areas of mathematics are now […]

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Using cellphone data to study the spread of cholera

While cholera has hardly changed over the past centuries, the tools used to study it have not ceased to evolve. Using mobile phone records of 150,000 users, an EPFL-led study has shown to what extent human mobility patterns contributed to the spread of a cholera epidemic in Senegal in 2005. The researchers’ findings, published in […]

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LTU computer scientist to present groundbreaking research

Dr. Ben Choi, associate professor of computer science at Louisiana Tech University, will present his research on a groundbreaking new technology that has the potential to revolutionize the computing industry during a keynote speech next month at the International Conference on Measurement Instrumentation and Electronics. Choi will present on a foundational architecture for designing and […]