Archive for May, 2009

How long will PCs and Servers use the same CPU?

A couple of weeks ago I attended a meeting at MIT on Cloud Computing. One of the questions from the audience was how cloud computing impacts high performance computing. The response was that in a cloud of inexpensive commodity servers, scientific applications must learn to spread applications across large numbers of parallel compute nodes. This [...]

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The Downsides of Limited Intellectual Property in Psychiatric Care

As a software entrepreneur, intellectual property is a fact of life for me, like death and taxes. Between patents and DMCA protection, free software and licensing, it often feels like software is handicapped by the amount of intellectual property protection available and the ways it is applied. Innovation spreads naturally in software, and patents hinder [...]

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