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New milestone could help magnets end era of computer transistors

New milestone could help magnets end era of computer transistors | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —New work by researchers at UC Berkeley could soon transform the building blocks of modern electronics by making nanomagnetic switches a viable replacement for the conventional transistors found in all computers.
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Nvidia Details Projections and plans for Echelon Exascale Supercomputer for 2018

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Streamlining chip design

Streamlining chip design | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
In the same way that computing power moved from mainframes to the desktop in the 1980s, it’s now moving from the desktop to handheld devices. But that’s putting new demands on chip designers.
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Carbon nanotubes to replace silicon: IBM | KurzweilAI

Carbon nanotubes to replace silicon: IBM | KurzweilAI | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
IBM carbon nanotube: The substrate gets dipped in the carbon nanotube solution and the nanotubes attach via a chemical bond to the coating in the HfO2 trenches
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Single-atom transistor is 'perfect'

Single-atom transistor is 'perfect' | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
In a remarkable feat of micro-engineering, Australian physicists have created a working transistor consisting of a single atom placed precisely in a silicon crystal.
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A Portable, Benchtop Photolithography System Based on a Solid-State Light Source - Huntington - 2011 - Small - Wiley Online Library

A Portable, Benchtop Photolithography System Based on a Solid-State Light Source - Huntington - 2011 - Small - Wiley Online Library | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
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Chemists discover simpler method of making 'wonder material'

Chemists discover simpler method of making 'wonder material' | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Queen's University have discovered a cheaper method for making a substance similar to graphene, a wonder material discovered in 2004.
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IBMs new experimental atomic-scale magnet memory is at least 100 times denser than conventional memory

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IBM Supercomputer in Germany Points the way to Water Cooled 3D chips for Desktop Supercomputers

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Feasibiilty of Ultralow-power all-optical RAM based on nanocavities demonstrated

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New 3-D transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops

New 3-D transistors promising future chips, lighter laptops | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips.
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UV lithography: Taking extreme measures

UV lithography: Taking extreme measures | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- Sometime soon, microchip fabricators will take the next major step in the relentless reduction of feature size, from the current minimum of 22 nm down to 10 nm and perhaps even smaller.
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Optical fiber innovation could make future optical computers a 'SNAP'

Optical fiber innovation could make future optical computers a 'SNAP' | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
Optics and photonics may one day revolutionize computer technology with the promise of light-speed calculations.
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Magnetic breakthrough processes data 100 times faster than current hard-drive technology | KurzweilAI

Magnetic breakthrough processes data 100 times faster than current hard-drive technology | KurzweilAI | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
A revolutionary new magnetic recording technology that will allow information to be processed hundreds of times faster than by current hard drive
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Hafnium oxide with dielectric constant of 30 will enable smaller transistors and better optoelectronics

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MIT Genius Stuffs 100 Processors Into Single Chip | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

MIT Genius Stuffs 100 Processors Into Single Chip | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Faster Computers | Scoop.it
Tilera squeezes cores onto chips -- lots of cores. A core is a processor, the part of a computer chip that runs software and crunches data. Today's high-end computer chips have as many as 16 cores. But Tilera's top-of-the-line chip has 100.
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