How to make the business case for blockchain

You would be forgiven if you thought the first blockchain to ever be developed was the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. While Bitcoin is the highest profile use case of blockchain—a transparent, immutable ledger platform—it is far from the first. “Blockchain is just a shared database with time stamping,” says Stuart Haber, the man behind Surety, the first blockchain,Continue reading “How to make the business case for blockchain”

An oral history of The Machine

The Machine is a computing architecture so radically different than any which has come before that it will affect everything we do in the future. Hewlett Packard Labs has spent the last five years developing the memory-driven computing, photonics, and fabric that has gone into The Machine and which have made the impossible inevitable. We spokeContinue reading “An oral history of The Machine”

Systems medicine: The cure for Alzheimer’s may come from a leap forward in high-performance computing

It would be an overstatement to say the days of bubbling beakers and test tubes in medical research labs are gone. But today, you’re as likely to see a supercomputer in the laboratory as you are racks of tissue samples. Advanced modern medical research has become computational. Nowhere can you see this better than inContinue reading “Systems medicine: The cure for Alzheimer’s may come from a leap forward in high-performance computing”

Moore’s Law is ending. Now what?

In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits would double every other year for the foreseeable future. His prediction, now known as Moore’s Law, has proved remarkably durable but is nearing the end of its useful life. As a result, the world will need new technologies toContinue reading “Moore’s Law is ending. Now what?”