experiment in "idea markets" highlighted by Harvard Business School
Idea markets can can improve forecasting, knowledge management and decision
making, Harvard newsletter says. HP Labs and Caltech resesarchers established
a market for sales projections.
In an invited talk at the Hitachi Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory,
researcher Chandrakant Patel describes his vision for reducing energy use in
everything from chips to data centers.
» HP Labs joins global
grid computing challenge
HP Labs is taking part in a global Grid computing challenge set by the organisers
of the SuperComputing 2003 conference by dedicating a 40-processor cluster
to the venture.
memory device could offer smaller, simpler way to archive data
Researchers at HP Labs and Princeton University have developed a combination
of materials that could lead to cheap and super-compact electronic memory devices
for archiving digital images or other data. A paper on the underlying science
of the technology, entitled "A polymer/semiconductor write-once read-many-times
memory," has been published in the British science journal Nature.
Social and Trustworthy?
Howard Rheingold, a leading authority on the social implications of technology,
writes about HP Labs' work in ad hoc social networks in the latest "TheFeature," an
online magazine for the mobile community published by Nokia.
economy of IT
The concept of adaptive, pay-as-you-go utility computing
has generated tremendous enthusiam among businesses, but
hurdles remain. These include determining how to measure
usage and how to charge for it. A team at HP Labs are working
toward an answer.
A new tool allows documents to be designed once and
automatically formatted to publish on the Web, email, PDAs
or the printed page.
Supports "Individualized Medicine" Initiative at Partners HealthCare
HP will participate in a collaborative life science initiative with Partners
HealthCare to accelerate genomics in research and clinical medicine. The multi-year,
multi-million dollar sponsorship includes a research collaboration with Partners
and HP's Cambridge Research Lab.
Helps U.S. Clamp Down on Counterfeiting
Counterfeiting used to be the domain of skilled criminals with expensive engraving
and printing equipment. Not so today, thanks to technology advances that have
dramatically reduced the cost and difficulty of reproducing realistic-looking
fakes. That's why HP printing and imaging experts got together at officials'
request to help clamp down on counterfeiting.
Painter" is a brush with the future
An animated film produced for HP Labs Bristol could be the first of many to
use utility computing technologies, and Bristol, UK, could become a leading
center for highly advanced digital media production.
book shows how to build better software systems faster
A new book co-authored by HP Labs Researcher Sherif Yacoub aims to make it
easier for anyone from developers to managers to build better software systems
Named One of World's Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT's Technology Review
John Apostolopoulos, a senior research scientist in HP Labs' Streaming Media
Systems project, has been named one of the world's top young innovators for
his work to improve the fidelity and security of streaming video.
Books on Cryptography, Java Development
Two HP Labs researchers have published new technical books, the first exploring
the most widely used build tool for Java projects and the second, a guide to
implementing strong security in real-world applications.
Labs Technologies Showcased in MIT Technology Review
The September issue of MIT's Technology Review features two HP Labs technologies: "Reinventing
the Transistor" highlights work in molecular electronics and "WhereWare," an
article on location-aware devices, discusses HP Labs' "Websign" technology.
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Preserving digital data for the ages
Scholars poring over medieval manuscripts or ancient stone tablets can
still read what scribes set down hundreds or even thousands of years ago. But
today, we're generating billions of bits of digital data that could become
obsolete and indecipherable within just a few years. A team at HP Labs is trying
to put an end to "bit rot."
Awarded Key Patent for Smart Cooling of Data Centers
HP has been awarded a patent on the design for an "intelligent," energy-efficient
data center that dynamically allocates cooling resources where and when they're
» Framing "The
Researchers teamed with an award-winning animation company to produce a film
using HP's Utility Data Center and a prototype rendering service developed
by HP Labs.
Kay Among the World's Great Inventors, Book Says
HP Senior Fellow Alan Kay is among a handful of computer scientists included
in a new book highlighting the world's most significant inventions and inventors.
Developing New Ways to Predict System Reliability
Researchers are designing tools to better predict the reliability of supercomputers
-- work that could eventually benefit HPs enterprise customers running
on Using Inkjet Technology to Cool Chips Named Best at InterPACK '03
A paper by HP Labs researchers on their groundbreaking microprocessor-cooling
technique has been named "best paper" at the InterPACK '03, the world's premier
conference on packaging microelectronics, photonics, and microwave and microelectromechanical
Pioneer David Reed Joins HP Labs
David Reed, who contributed significantly to the TCP/IP technology that underlies today's Internet
and World Wide Web, will research network adaptivity and scalability at HP
A Search Engine for Sound
To call Pedro Moreno and his HP Labs colleagues ambitious is putting it
mildly. In 1999, they invented Speechbot, the first Web search engine that
finds and indexes spoken audio rather than text. By early this month, they'd
catalogued more than 17,000 hours of multimedia content -- making SpeechBot
the largest multimedia archive in the world.
Joins PlanetLab as Major Research and Technology Backer
HP has joined PlanetLab, a worldwide research consortium working on building
an open, scalable, global network test-bed for pioneering next-generation Internet
applications and services.
Pioneer Wins Computer Architecture's Most Prestigious Award
Josh Fisher, a Senior HP Fellow, will receive the prestigious Eckert-Mauchly
Award his contributions to instruction-level processors (ILP) and compilers
that use a style of architecture called VLIW (Very Long Instruction Word).
HP Labs is helping develop standards for using multimedia resources across
a wide range of networks and devices. Researchers' work on MPEG 21 will allow
people to communicate and collaborate online with devices of very different
bandwidths and other characteristics.
Using Its Own Data Center Technology for Cutting-Edge Research
An adaptive IT infrastructure that dynamically allocates computing resources
to meet changing needs. Now the lab is putting the data center to work as one
of the most sophisticated research facilities around, a testbed for future
utility computing work and other compute-intensive projects such as bioinformatics
and quantum physics.
Molecular-Switch Devices Fabricated by Imprint Lithography
Molecular electronics offers the tantalizing prospect of eventually building
circuits with critical dimensions of a few nanometers. Some basic devices utilizing
molecules have been demonstrated, but major challenges remain.
Labs Revives Out-of-print Titles for MIT Press' Print-on-demand Program
Technology developed by HP Labs is enabling MIT Press to restore 1,750 out-of-print
titles for inclusion in the Press' new print-on-demand program, called the
MIT Classics Series.
Labs Announces Research Collaboration with Top Telecommunications Institute
HP Labs will pursue new wireless technologies as part of a research partnership
with the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology
(Cal-IT²), one of the world's most prominent centers for wireless technology
Recognized by IEEE
Researcher Abigail Sellen and her co-author have won the IEEE Award for Distinguished
Literary Contributions Furthering Engineering Professionalism for their book
exploring why the paperless office has never come to be.
» Paper Named Best
at FAST '03 Conference
A paper by HP Labs researchers that discusses a new storage technology based
on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) has been selected as "best paper" at
the 2nd USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '03).
Some folks rely on interoffice mail. Some hand-deliver documents. Not HP Labs
Researcher Josh Tyler. He uses a blimp.
Logs as Tell-all?
E-mail exchanges within organizations can reveal patterns of collaboration
and leadership that aren't part of any formal organizational structure, according
to recent research at HP Labs.
Nanoscience Institute Could Lead Innovation
The California NanoSystems Institute should play the leading role in advancing
nanoscale science and engineering, HP Fellow Stan Williams said at the institute's
Jouppi: Face-to-face While Far Away
Norm Jouppi, an HP Fellow, is developing technology that lets you "be" in
two places at the same time. Imagine being in a meeting, seeing and hearing
everyone there clearly and life-sized -- and yet being a thousand miles away
in your office.
System for Computers Throttles Viruses
Researchers who developed a benign response to attacks that radically slows
down the spread of malicious viruses tested it against the SQL worm that wreaked
havoc on the Internet. The result: it reduced the bugs spread to a crawl
in just two-tenths of a second.
Pictures at a Virtual Coffee Table
Researchers from have developed an experimental application called PicShare,
which recreates the experience of sharing pictures, photograph albums and conversation
at a distance.
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