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GPUs in the news: medical imaging

Next time you feel like bemoaning the state of today’s big thumbed, small minded, video-game generation, think about the social benefit all those gaming man-hours are contributing to medical research. A team from UC San Diego created an algorithm for CT scan image...

The challenge of programming for multicore processors

Multicore microprocessors, which emerged after CPU manufacturers hit the power wall and could not sufficiently cool the ever-shrinking transistors on single-core processors, hold a lot of promise for the future of computing. But one major obstacle prevents them from...

Server rooms get hotter in Zurich

IBM’s new data center offers bold new ideas about how to cool servers. It has long been taken for granted that the best way to control the temperature in a server room was to keep it as cool as possible by blowing out the heat generated by processors inside the...