High Impact Technology Update

Convergence08 was this past weekend, Nov 15-16, 2008. There were many talks and discussions. I gave an update on high impact technology. I did not have the proper connection for a Macbook and an older projector, so gave this talk with the slides as mainly my own notes. A preamble was added. During the initial …

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DC-based futurists and analysts pick top 12 areas for innovation by 2025

DC-based research and consulting firm Social Technologies released a series of 12 briefs on their top 12 areas for high impact technology innovation through 2025. 1. Personalized medicine [I agree and have covered personal genomics ]2. Distributed energy (DE) [Here I think nuclear energy has more potential]3. Pervasive computing [Fully realizing smart phone and wireless …

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IBM, SUN announcing new petaflop supercomputers

IBM, Sun announcing petaflop class supercomputers IBM and Sun Microsystems are providing details of their separate supercomputer offerings at the 2007 International Supercomputer Conference in Dresden. Sun microsystems petaflop machine will be called “the Constellation” From development information in 2005, the new Sun architecture system uses Sun Fire x86, 64-bit (now called x64 within the …

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Nvidia Tesla supercomputer for $1500 to $60000 for 2 to 12 teraflops

Here is a pdf of the announcement of Nvidia 2 to 8 teraflop Tesla desktop supercomputer UPDATE: New desktop supercomputers are now available from Nvidia partners and there will be AMD Firestream competition. Four Tesla boards in one desktop machine for 4 teraflops of single precision power for less than $10,000 and 400 gigaflops of …

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