Following on the heels of what it calls a major increase in supercomputer customers (88 in one recent ranking), Sun Microsystems is forming a new business unit to concentrate specifically on high-performance and technical computing.
Shahin Khan will head the new unit. He says products will include: Sun Blade workstations for 64-bit desktop computing; Sun Fire servers; HPC ClusterTools; and ONE Grid Engine software.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
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