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Is photonics on course to replace electronics in computing?

A major milestone in the development of photonic technology for computing has been achieved by researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, MIT and the University of California,...

Why transparency matters for low power software design

“It is tempting to suppose that only hardware dissipates power, not software. However, that would be analogous to postulating that only automobiles burn gasoline, not people. In...

The US startup collaborating to put a supercomputer in every mobile phone

Last week US startup Adapteva announced that it had raised $3.6m for its energy efficient parallel computing chips, The company’s new backers are  Carmel Ventures and telecommunications...

Review of the Software Tools Workshop

We held the first EEC SIG Software Tools Workshop at the University of Bristol yesterday, Thursday, January 16 th , 2014. It was attended by about 25 people, there were some...

Data centre cooling system nets UK’s Iceotope £6m funding deal

UK start-up Iceotope has raised international investment of more than £6m for its liquid-based method to cool computer servers, featured by the Energy Efficient Computing Special Interest...

Is 'approximate computing' good enough?

"Approximate computing," performing calculations good enough for certain tasks that don't require perfect accuracy, is being developed by researchers in a bid to double efficiency and reduce...

Energy Efficient Software Tools Workshop

Date: Thursday, 16th January  2014, 09:00-17:00 Location: Room MVB G0.01, Merchant Venturer's Building, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UB . Join the...

Cambridge University's Wilkes supercomputer is the most energy efficient in the world

A supercomputer that is the "greenest of its kind" has been built at Cambridge University. The new computer is named after computing pioneer Maurice Wilkes (pictured, left)  and will...

A green bonus for data centres in UK 's Autumn Statement

The data centre industry is set to get green tax relief after UK Chancellor George Osborne announced concessions for the industry in his Autumn Statement.   It means that the...

Competition: Whole system design for energy efficient HPC

The availability and cost -- both economically and ecologically -- of the energy required to power and cool new high performance supercomputers is seen as the main constraint in upgrading...

Gangnam Style downloads would power Burundi for a year

Love it or loathe it, Psy’s Gangnam Style has made history. Not only is it one of the most downloaded videos of all time, but the energy consumed in 1.7 billion people downloading it over a...

US Gov awards AMD $3.1m for HPC research

Leading digital solutions provider AMD has been awarded $3.1m by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for an Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Program, known as...

ARM’s energy efficient chip creators “changed the world”

The British creators of ARM’s energy efficient chips for mobile phones have come top in the computing and telecommunications category in The Economist’s Innovation awards this week, and were...

Last chance to register for Energy-Efficient Systems and Software event on 18th November

NMI and ESP KTN are running an event of Energy-Efficient Systems and Software at Harwell on the 18th November. Energy efficient systems can only be enabled when both hardware and software...

IBM looks to the brain for energy efficient computing

A prototype of a new brain-inspired computer powered by so-called "electronic blood" was unveiled by IBM last month. The company believes that computers fuelled and cooled by a liquid, just...

Could graphene make data centres and supercomputers more efficient?

The race is on to develop computer chips that use light, instead of electrons to move data. Energy efficiency will be vital to the future of the industry and the consensus is that electrons...

Photonics breakthrough could allow faster, more efficient computing

A new technique that allows microprocessors to use light, instead of electrical wires, to communicate with transistors on a single chip, could lead to extremely energy-efficient computing and...

Energy-Efficient parallelism: the goal of ADEPT

An EU funded programme which seeks to address one of the most talked about issues in the High Performance Computing (HPC) community kicked off earlier this month. ADEPT stands for ADdressing...

Wearable computing gets a boost with low-power transistors

Battery storage for small, portable devices, such as Google Glass and Samsung’s smart watch, is set to increase with the design of a transistor that can cut a chip’s power consumption in half. ...

Move over silicon, method of growing carbon nanotubes may usher in a new era in ultra-efficient computing

Researchers at the University of Southern California  (USC) have solved a long-standing challenge with carbon nanotubes: how to actually build them with specific, predictable atomic...
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Energy-Efficient parallelism: the goal of ADEPT

An EU funded programme which seeks to address one of the most talked about issues in the High...

Photonics breakthrough could allow faster, more efficient computing

A new technique that allows microprocessors to use light, instead of electrical wires, to...

Energy Efficient Software Tools Workshop

Date: Thursday, 16th January  2014, 09:00-17:00 Location: Room MVB G0.01,...