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Information Storage in Three Dimensions

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 08:36 AM | Wednesday, March 19, 2008 | (url: http://www.physor...)

"For the first time, researchers have successfully turned a glass material into three-dimensional information storage using a light-based technique. This achievement may be a big step forward for the real-life implementation of such materials, which have the potential to store terabits of data (1,000 gigabits, or about 125 gigabytes) in just a single cubic centimeter". -

So basically our next hardrive or RAM could be a small glass cube.

IBM unveils the "Optochip"

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 03:38 PM | Friday, February 29, 2008 | (url: http://www.physor...)

The new technology uses light instead of wires to transmit information. This could allow, for example, the transmission of 8 terabits of data per secondequivalent to about 5,000 high-definition video streamsusing the power of a single 100-Watt lightbulb.

IBM Proposes to Run Entire Internet on One Computer

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 07:23 PM | Friday, February 8, 2008 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)

Dreaming big; IBM looks to host entire internet on a single modified Blue Gene supercomputer.

"While the software details descend quickly into the realm of the cerebral, one number that jumps off the page is the estimate for the number of cores and memory for the finished proposed system -- 67.1 million cores with 32PB of memory".

Light Speed communications for Supercomputers

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 07:49 PM | Monday, December 17, 2007 | (url: http://www.physor...)

As a result of the joint four-year project entitled OSMOSIS (Optical Shared MemOry Supercomputer Interconnect System), IBM and Corning researchers have now demonstrated the most powerful optical packet switch. It combines 64 optical data links, each running at 40 Gigabit per second, which transmit up to 2.5 Terabits per second. For comparison, this corresponds to 20 HD DVD movies in a single second.

IBM Brings Single-Atom Data Storage Closer to Reality

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 08:58 AM | Friday, August 31, 2007 | (url: http://www.physor...)

Such a storage capability would enable nearly 30,000 feature length movies, or the entire contents of YouTube, millions of videos estimated to be more than 1,000 trillion bits of data, to fit in a device the size of an iPod. Perhaps more importantly, the breakthrough could lead to new kinds of structures and devices that are so small they could be applied to entire new fields and disciplines beyond traditional computing.

IBM Unleashes 4.7 GHz POWER6 Microprocessor

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:25 PM | Wednesday, May 23, 2007 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)

IBM just launched the dual-core 64-bit POWER6 processor running at 4.7 GHz, which doubles the speed of the previous generation POWER5 while using nearly the same amount of electricity to run and cool it.

IBM Creates Three-Dimensional Computer Chips

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 10:44 AM | Thursday, April 12, 2007 | (url: http://www.physor...)

IBM today announced a breakthrough chip-stacking technology in a manufacturing environment that paves the way for three-dimensional chips that will extend Moores Law beyond its expected limits. The technology called "through-silicon vias" -- allows different chip components to be packaged much closer together for faster, smaller, and lower-power systems.

IBM Engineers Step-in to Help PS3 Game Developers

Submitted by: Xcursion @ 10:31 AM | Friday, February 23, 2007 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)

The engineers behind the Cell processor lend a hand to the people behind the PS3 games

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