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Over at the Altair Blog, CEO James Scapa writes that the company is offering free training tools and software licensing in response to COVID-19. “Altair can provide temporary software licenses for clients working from home without access to their enterprise Altair software solutions with no additional fees or charges. If […]

Over at the Altair Blog, CEO James Scapa writes that the company is offering free training tools and software licensing in response to COVID-19. “Altair can provide temporary software licenses for clients working from home without access to their enterprise Altair software solutions with no additional fees or charges. If customers wish to move their HyperWorks Units from on-premises to Altair hosted servers or require temporary software licenses, they should contact their account representative.”

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BAnQ in Quebec is the newest member to join the iRODS Consortium. BAnQ is at once a national library and a national archives, the largest public library in the French-speaking world and a virtual library that is accessible worldwide. “Having iRODS in our preservation system allows us to manage replicas, retrieve data through metadata, increase security and check and repair data, along with other features that are important to support our staff and the functioning of our applications.”

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 2, 2020 — GRC (Green Revolution Cooling) has appointed Dave Johnson, former Executive Vice President of the Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric, to its board of directors. “We welcome Dave Johnson to the GRC Board of Directors with excitement,” said Peter Poulin, CEO of GRC. “We believe Dave’s extensive experience within […]

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April 2, 2020 — Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, has been named Acting Director of the National Science Foundation effective March 31, 2020. Droegemeier has previously served two six-year terms on the National Science Board, the governing body of NSF. He currently serves as the President’s Science Advisor […]

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Since 1965, the computer industry has relied on Moore’s Law to accelerate innovation, pushing more transistors into integrated circuits to improve computation performance. …

Disrupt The Datacenter With Orchestration was written by Guy Harpak at The Next Platform.

The Great Infection is unique among recessions in that it is essentially a self-imposed economic downturn, not the result of over-exuberance or excess optimism or greed, but by a spikey ball of fat that is not alive but is more like a self-replicating biological machine that only knows how to do one thing: Copy itself if it reaches the right sticky environment in time before it dries out and falls apart. …

IT Spending Prognostication During The Great Infection was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

The best thing most of us can do to fight COVID-19 is stay home, to curb the respiratory disease’s spread. But anyone with a computer can pitch in more actively too: by helping scientists design drugs to combat the virus now responsible for hundreds of thousands of infections worldwide..

A quantum internet could be used to send unhackable messages, improve the accuracy of GPS, and enable Cloud-based quantum computing. For more than twenty years, dreams of creating such a quantum network have remained out of reach in large part because of the difficulty to send quantum signals across large distances without loss..

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Does Technology Affect Happiness? - The New York Times

As young people spend more time on computers, smartphones and other devices, researchers are asking how all that screen time and multitasking affects children’s and teenagers’ ability to focus and learn — even drive cars. A study from Stanford University, published Wednesday, wrestles with a new question: How is technology […]