China has the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2015, but in 10 years it might not be able to say the same. On July 29, President Obama signed an executive order calling for the U.S. to build the world’s fastest computer by the year 2025. The supercomputer would be 20 times quicker than the current leading machine, which is the Tianhe-2 in China’s National Computer Center located in Guangzhou.
This new supercomputer would be capable of making one quintillion (a billion billion) calculations per second, also known as one exaflop. The National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) is a collaborative strategy to research and build the computer.
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been known around the tech community as being ahead of the curve, but what it has achieved in partnership with Samsung may be the beginning of a revolution. MIT and Samsung recently announced they have found a way to make batteries with an “indefinite” lifespan by replacing an existing liquid electrolyte substance with solid electrolyte material.
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The Technology Showcase Tour, hosted by Information Technology Services and sponsored by BP Marketing Group, is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to see the latest in classroom and conference room technologies.
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The IDT Roundtable series is kicking off this semester with an exciting line of topics. All events will be held from 11a.m.-12:30p.m. at the K-State Union, Room 227 (formerly known as 212). The following is the lineup:
- Thursday, September 27 – E-textbooks and Beyond – Interested in creating your own e-textbook for your online or face-to-face class or use a publisher’s e-textbook or simply learn about Open Educational Resources available? This session will be presented by Andrew Bennett, David Fallin, and Brian Lindshield, joined by Steve Levin and Jayme Carpenter from Varneys bookstore. Come join the discussion and share your thoughts.
- Tuesday, October 23 – Teaching with the iPad – Thinking about buying an iPad or own one already, want to learn about specific apps to use in your classroom or daily life? Join Dennis Devenney, Mary Hammel, Mattew Heinrich and Rusty Earl from the College of Education’s Catalyst Center for a closer look at some of these apps. Continue reading “Instructional Design & Technology Roundtable [IDTR] Fall Series”