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Sandia Labs’ MegaDroid project simulates 300,000 Android phones to fight wireless catastrophes (video)
Posted On 03 Oct 2012 By Jon Fingas. Under: Uncategorized.
We've seen some large-scale simulations, including some that couldn't get larger. Simulated cellular networks are still a rare breed, however, which makes Sandia National Laboratories' MegaDroid project all the more important. The project's cluster o...
Posted On 04 Aug 2012 By Jon Fingas. Under: Uncategorized.
Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine sounds like it belongs in a James Bond movie more than it does an Alberquerque research facility. Based on what it can do, that's not as far-fetched as it seems. What you see isn't the handiwork of some electri...
Posted On 26 Jun 2012 By John Biggs. Under: Uncategorized.
CPU fans have a certain steampunkian quality to them. They're loud, annoying, and collect all sorts of debris as they run, whirring endlessly and eventually failing. This new heatsink - more like an impeller coupled with a brushless motor - is the latest in heatsink technology and promises quiet and efficient heatsinkery in the future. Built by Sandia, this cooling system could cool CPUs or even lighting. Because it consists of only three pieces - the fins, the base, and a motor - the headsink could offer maintenance free cooling for years. It actually blows dust out of its own crevices as it spins and with the right calculations you could make this bigger or smaller for various implementations.