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Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Industrial PCs November 18, 2019

Awards given for high-performance computing programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces a $3.6 million investment in high-performance computing to help address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing, material, and mobility development.

By Department of Energy
For controls technology innovators, IT/OT convergence was happening for decades before the IIoT and Industry 4.0 conversations that often draw attention to the concept today. Courtesy: Beckhoff Automation
Industrial PCs November 12, 2019

IT/OT convergence provides a path forward

Long before Industry 4.0 and cloud-connected architectures became possible, innovators championed PC-based technologies for industrial automation.

By Daymon Thompson
Industrial PCs November 3, 2019

Poised to go all-in on edge

Edge computing is a mesh network of micro-data centers that process or store critical data locally while also working in concert with a central data center or cloud-storage repository.

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Industrial PCs October 26, 2019

Framework developed to make AI more transparent without sacrificing performance

North Carolina State University researchers are proposing a framework that would allow users to understand the rationale behind artificial intelligence (AI) decisions, which would improve transparency and move away from black box systems.

By Matt Shipman
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Industrial PCs October 20, 2019

Quantum technology seeks to control light with precision

Stanford University researchers have has built an integrated circuit to control the flow of light through a diamond chip, which could help create quantum processors that are faster than the fastest electronic computers today.

By Tom Abate
A University of Michigan aerospace engineer is working on high-fidelity simulations for an experimental propulsion system called a rotating detonation engine using the Summit supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Courtesy: Oak Ridge National Laboratory/University of Michigan
Industrial PCs October 20, 2019

Teaching supercomputers to work smarter, not harder

A University of Michigan aerospace engineer is working on high-fidelity simulations for an experimental propulsion system called a rotating detonation engine, which could help supercomputers better simulate complex physics as well as create more efficient aircraft engines.

By Gabe Cherry
Courtesy: CFE Media, Stratus Technologies
Industrial PCs October 3, 2019

Survey respondents show edge computing optimism

End users are optimistic about edge computing’s ability to transform industrial automation processes, according to research by Stratus Technologies and CFE Media.

By CFE Media
Graphene nanoribbons on silicon wafers could help lead the way toward super fast computer chips. Courtesy: Mike Arnold, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Industrial PCs September 27, 2019

Graphene nanoribbons developed to increase computing power

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised a method to grow graphene nanoribbons directly on top of silicon wafers for more powerful and energy-efficient computers.

By Sam Million-Weaver
MIT researchers have fabricated a diamond-based quantum sensor on a silicon chip using traditional fabrication techniques (pictured), which could enable low-cost quantum hardware. Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Industrial PCs September 26, 2019

Diamond-based quantum sensor fabricated on a silicon chip

MIT researchers have fabricated a diamond-based quantum sensor on a silicon chip. The advance, called a nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center, could pave the way toward low-cost, scalable hardware for quantum computing, sensing, and communication.

By Rob Matheson
MIT engineers have built a modern microprocessor from carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (pictured), which are seen as faster and greener than silicon transistors. The new approach uses the same fabrication processes used for silicon chips. Courtesy: Felice Frankel, MIT
Industrial PCs August 30, 2019

Advanced microprocessor built out of carbon nanotubes

MIT researchers have developed an approach that harnesses the same fabrication processes used for silicon chips, offers key advance toward next-generation computers.

By Rob Matheson