Stories by Salvatore Salamone

  • Microsoft reaffirms HPC efforts

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will officially enter the high-performance computing (HPC) arena next year with a version of Windows Server 2003 for the life sciences and parallel computing.

  • The 64-bit question

    Back in the day when dinosaur micro­computers roamed the Earth, their brains could handle only 8 bits of data at a time, and their memory capacity was a paltry 64 kilobytes. Then Intel came along with a chip, the 8086, that doubled the amount of instructions a computer could chew on at once, and expanded the amount of memory a program could access to a whopping 1 megabyte. Deciding to upgrade was a no-brainer.