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IBM ‘Cat Brain’ Project

Scientists from IBM and five university partners will head a US government-funded collaboration to create electronic circuits that mimic brains. Their ultimate goal will be to understand the complex wiring system of the brain and to build a computer that ...

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World’s Tiniest Nanophotonic Switch

World’s Tiniest Nanophotonic Switch

Scientists at IBM, Yorktown Heights, N.Y., have taken another major step towards sending information inside a computer chip by using light pulses. Rather than using conventional electrons, the team has built the world’s tiniest nanophotonic switch. Its’ footprint is approximately ...

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Don’t Burn the Cat

Don’t Burn the Cat

Imagine asking a computer program for advice on how to get rid of the cat’s fleas. The software loads all the information it has about fleas, and tells you that there’s a guaranteed and cheap way: burn them. Actually, given ...

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Frances Allen Receives the Turing Award

Frances Allen Receives the Turing Award

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), has named Frances E. Allen the recipient of the 2006 A.M. Turing Award for contributions that fundamentally improved the performance of computer programs in solving problems, and accelerated the use of high performance computing. ...

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500 GHz Transistor

In June 2006, the first silicon-germanium (SiGe) transistor able to operate at frequencies above 500 GHz was demonstrated by a research team from IBM and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). This high speed world record was achieved at ...

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