For Big Data applications I/O needs to be efficient and scalable so that large data sets can be accessed quickly and fed to applications for processing. With this goal in mind, a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has created ADIOS, a software framework designed to handle the I/O requirements of Big Data projects.
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Dell Inc.'s PowerEdge R810 is a scalable 25/45 2U-rack server that provides performance and scalability for workload consolidation or high virtualization machine density.
The VirtuaCore Desktop Virtualization Computer Sharing shares the resources of a single dual- or quad-core CPU between two or four fully functioning workstations. It operates without process slowdowns.
The 2010 Intel Core processor family is based on Intel's 32-nm high-k silicon microarchitecture technology and is paired with a 45-nm graphics processing unit (GPU) to bring faster and more efficient computing to mainstream consumers.
The Maglev 200 Magnetic Levitation Haptic Interface, the first device to be based on magnetic levitation principles rather than electromechanical systems, provides more than an order of magnitude improvement in performance over electromechanical haptic devices.
Quantapoint, Inc. (Pittsburgh, Pa.) has developed Quantapoint QuantaCAD, a software technology that works with Quantapoint 3-D laser scanning to enable 3-D laser models to be accessed within 3-D CAD tools.
High-resolution population distribution data are critical to successfully address important issues ranging from socio-environmental research to public health to homeland security. Commonly available census population data are severely constrained both in space and time and do not capture the population dynamics as functions of space and time. To that end, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) have developed the LandScan 2004 Global Population Database. Land-Scan describes 24-hour average population distributions for every 30 arc second (approximately 1 km x 1 km) grid cell covering the world.
Engineering Matters, Inc., Newton, Mass., developed The EMF Joystick, a force feedback joystick for simulation markets that uses a direct drive system with a 1 kHz bandwidth, allowing the user to experience a much broader range of feedback. In addition to the responsiveness, the fact that there is only one moving part reduces the maintenance and increases the reliability of the device.
Normally, if you stick a supercomputer in a dusty, 85° room, you are asking for trouble. But that is exactly where Green Destiny has been for the past year. A team led by Wu-chun Feng (pictured) at Los Alamos National Laboratory, N.M., has built Green Destiny, a 240-processor cluster that takes up just 0.5 m2 and requires no cooling.