Did your boss laugh at you when you asked for the new 64-bit Alpha technology? I know how you can convince him.
Compaq offers a free trial service called Test Drive. Speed on over to www.testdrive.compaq.com and you'll be treated to a sampling of the latest and hottest technology available. After registration, you'll have access to both Alpha and x86 processors; clusters like Beowulf and OpenVMS Galaxy; operating systems such as FreeBSD, Linux, and Windows 2000; and the latest in eBusiness software—all yours for the testing! See how well they run. Show your boss. And get upgraded!
According to Dan Sparks, Director of Business Development for Compaq Solutions Alliance, the site is popular with product developers. "Test Drive is great for testing scalability on a product. And the high performance hardware is really a big draw, because it's hard to get your hands on. Now everyone has access." The program is offered to anyone who signs up, so Compaq makes no promises for security. However, unique access behind a firewall is available to users who join Compaq Solutions Alliance. Just make sure your boss knows he'll eventually need to purchase his own equipment.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.