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The Future of Computing

From Stanford a lightning-Fast, efficient data transmission:

A team at Stanford’s School of Engineering has demonstrated an ultrafast nanoscale light-emitting diode (LED) that is orders of magnitude lower in power consumption than today’s laser-based systems—”Our device is some 2,000 times more energy efficient than best devices in use today,” said Vuckovic.— and is able to transmit data at the very rapid rate of 10 billion bits per second.

Then from Intel, the Knights Corner one teraflops chip:

The Knights Corner chip acts as a co-processor - taking over some of the most complicated tasks from the computer’s central processing unit (CPU). It packs more than 50 cores - or individual processors - onto a single piece of silicon.

And again from Stanford, a new battery electrode:

A team of researchers from Stanford have developed a new battery electrode that can survive 40,000 charge cycles. That’s about a hundred times more than a normal Lithium-Ion battery, and enough to make it usable for somewhere between 10-30 years.

Last, but not least IBM is looking into GPU-accelerated databases.

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