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Wave Computing Launches the MIPS Open Initiative Wave Computing® has announced that it will open source its MIPS instruction set architecture (ISA) to accelerate the ability for semiconductor companies, developers and universities. The idea is to adopt and innovate using MIPS for next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Under the MIPS Open program, participants will have full access to the most recent versions

To Crack the Toughest Optimization Problems, Just Add Lasers – IEEE Spectrum Optimization is very important but is usually computationally very hard. Optimization encompasses far more than the traveling salesman problem. Scheduling is another difficult optimization challenge. Given the fact that the era of steady, large improvements in computer-processor performance appears to be coming to a close, researchers have begun to explore machines specially designed for

The computer virus is born, November 10, 1983 | EDN–November-10–1983 On this day in technology history, a graduate student’s self-replicating code that could gain control of a system inspired the term “computer virus”. In his 1983 paper “Computer Viruses – Theory and Experiments,” Cohen defined a computer virus as “a program that can infect other programs by modifying them to include a possibly evolved

Is Kubernetes The New Application Server?

You might have noticed that many widely used languages are interpreted and use “runtimes” to execute your source code. In theory, most Node.js, Python, Ruby and Java. Theoretically code can be easily moved from one platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) but usually there are problematic issues caused by factors external to your application. Why Kubernetes is

The largest software acquisition ever: IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B

This is a big deal for Linux business: IBM announced today it would pay a record $34 billion in cash and debt to acquire enterprise open source provider Red Hat. This is the biggest software acquisition in history. It seems that IBM is buying Red Hat to become a hybrid cloud company. Prior