Rau Dies: Pioneer in Field of VLIW Computing
December 17, 2002
Bob Rau, an HP Fellow, died recently at his home in Los Altos, Calif., after
a year-long struggle with cancer. Rau, 51, was widely recognized as an expert
in the field of VLIW (Very Long Instruction Word) computing, which is the basis
of today's Itanium processor family. Itanium was a joint development effort by
HP and Intel.
John Wilkes - Inventing the Storage Utility
Pilot, potter and gothic architecture enthusiast, this HP Fellow is working
to make data more accessible and reliable.
Pioneer Alan Kay Joins HP
November 26, 2002
Alan Kay, one of the founders of Xerox PARC and a computer industry pioneer,
has joined HP as a Senior Fellow in HP Labs, researching and developing new
software platforms for devices and distributed applications, based on open
Electronics Team a Scientific Melting Pot
One scientist was an organizer of the pro-democracy movement in China. Another,
a refugee from Communist Vietnam. The group's chemist once worked in the Alaskan
oil fields. The team is one of HP Labs' most diverse -- and also one of its
most successful. Researchers recently distinguished themselves by creating
the highest-density electronically addressable memory known to date, a 64-bit
memory that uses molecules as switches.
» HP Recognized
by Industry Week Magazine for Molecular Electronics
November 13, 2002
HP was named a winner in IndustryWeek's 10th annual Technology and Innovation
Awards program. The magazine selected HP Labs' achievements in molecular electronics
as one of the seven Technologies of the Year for 2002.
» HP Receives
Another Key Molecular Electronics Patent
November 12, 2002
Continuing its groundbreaking efforts in the emerging field of nanotechnology,
HP today announced it has received a key U.S. patent that helps consolidate
and strengthen its growing portfolio of inventions in molecular electronics.
Molecular Electronics Researchers Honored by Scientific American
November 11, 2002
A team of molecular electronics researchers at HP has been named by Scientific
American magazine as one of the Scientific American 50 -- the noted magazine's
first list recognizing scientific and technological contributions from the
past year that provide a vision of a better future.
John Wilkes Named ACM Fellow
Less than two months after being honored as an HP Fellow, storage systems expert
John Wilkes has received the additional distinction of Fellow from the ACM.
Explores Latest Trends in Integrated Circuit Technology
In the third edition of their essential text, Device Electronics for Integrated
Circuits, Ted Kamins of HP Labs and his co-authors explore recent developments
in Integrated Circuit technology and the underlying physics of modern electronic
Systems Expert is Newest HP Fellow
John Wilkes, a researcher known for his contributions to the understanding
of computer storage systems, has been named an HP Fellow, the ninth HP Labs
scientist to earn this honor.
» HP Labs
Researchers Collaborate with NTT DoCoMo to Develop Mobile Streaming Media
Content Delivery Technologies
September 23, 2002
HP has developed key technologies that could make it possible to distribute
rich multimedia content -- including movies and live video -- to millions of
mobile users over advanced delivery networks in the future. Researchers from
HP Labs did the work in collaboration with NTT DoCoMo.
: The Combined Strengths of HP Labs
and Compaq Research
Long before HP merged with Compaq, their research labs were well acquainted
-- as rivals. Researchers in the two companies had blazed technology trails
in enabling faster, more economical computers via RISC architecture and developing
advanced handheld and wireless devices, and they'd raced to reach such milestones
as connecting to the ARPAnet, the precursor to the Internet.
Announces Breakthroughs in Molecular Electronics
September 9, 2002
HP Labs scientists have created the highest density electronically addressable
memory reported to date. Stan Williams, HP Fellow and Director of Quantum Science
Research at HP Labs, disclosed this and other research findings at a symposium
celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden.
trust into the system
Researchers publish the first book about the importance of trusted computers
and how they will help to protect the privacy of anyone who uses the World
Cooling Technologies to Address Data Center Energy Costs
August 6, 2002
HP is working on technologies to address
the growing problem of heat generation and energy use in increasingly powerful
microprocessors and data centers. Proposed solutions include HP Labs
projects to reinvent HP's classic inkjet
technology for cooling semiconductors and to create heat-sensing robots that
patrol data centers.
Simske: just what the doctor ordered
Detecting breast cancer, building a better hip implant and putting mice into
space -- it's all in a day's work for this researcher.
» HP Sponsors
IEEE Bioinformatics Conference
More than 103 papers from around the globe have been submitted to the IEEE
Computer Society Bioinformatics Conference, set for August 14-16 at Stanford
University in Palo Alto, California.
The Genes: Family Hobby Bears Scientific Fruit
When University of Chicago biologist Michele Markstein was looking for a computer
scientist to help with her PhD, she didn't have to search far. Both her father,
a researcher at HP Labs, and her mother,
a computer consultant, fit the bill nicely. In the end, the family wound up
developing software that could dramatically speed bioinformatics research.
» HP Chief
Science Officer Challenges Scientists to Address Technical Challenges of "Post
In this post 9.11 world, the information technology community is facing a challenge
beyond anything previously envisioned, Stephen L. Squires, vice president and
chief science officer of Hewlett-Packard Co., said in the keynote address at
Global Grid Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland.
for Women and Technology moves to HP Labs
The Institute for Women and Technology, a research, development, advocacy and
action organization, moved into a new home at Hewlett-Packard Labs, leaving
the Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC).
wins imaging society's highest honor
The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) has recognized HP Labs
researcher Rodney Shaw with an Honorary membership for his "fundamental
contributions in pioneering or inventing many of the critical quantitative
avenues within the field of imaging science."
for the People
A new encryption technology developed by HP Labs
provides the kind of Internet security previously reserved for large businesses
to individuals and small businesses. The technology was featured at the prestigious
Royal Society science show in London.
Model Solution: Lab Team's Software Can Prevent Costly IT Project Failures
Researchers are developing methods of modeling IT systems -- before they are
built -- that allow the implications of any changes in the business, the IT
architecture or its management to be explored before disaster strikes.
wins Best Student Paper at USENIX
The Advanced Computing Systems Association (USENIX) selected a paper written
by an HP Labs team as "best student paper" at
its annual technical conference this month. The paper describes a new technique
for measuring performance characteristics of Internet services.
The next version of hpDJ, HP Labs' experimental
dance-mix system, will be able to create new music by 'breeding' new tracks
from successful sound genes.
Find Security Hole in KaZaA Multimedia File-Sharing Service
A flaw in the user interface of KaZaA, the popular Internet multimedia file-sharing
service, poses a serious threat to user privacy, according to a recent study
published by a researcher at HP Labs.
Inkjet Technology to Cool Computer Chips
HP has found a revolutionary new use for
its classic inkjet technology: cooling microprocessors. A team from HP Labs
attacking the growing problem of heat generation in powerful microprocessors
determined that HP's inkjet heads could
be used to target spray cooling for chips.
» HP and MIT to Advance Wireless Networking
HP Labs and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are collaborating to
revolutionize the design of wireless networks and the mobile appliances that
Named One of World's Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT's Technology Review
Susie Wee, research and development manager for HP Labs'
Streaming Media Systems project, has been chosen as one of the world's 100
top young innovators by Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's
Magazine of Innovation.
Honors Designer of Customized Computer Chips
The ACM and the IEEEE Computer Society will jointly present the prestigious
Eckert-Mauchly Award to Dr. B. Ramakrishna (Bob) Rau of HP Labs
for his pioneering contributions to instruction-level parallel processors and
compilers that use the VLIW (Very Long Instruction Word) style of architecture.
Theory to Practice
At HP, the work of information theory
researchers has touched everything from computer memories to tape drives to
printers. HP Labs researchers played a
key role in creating compression standards that allow people to manipulate,
store and transmit images efficiently.
Pocket-sized computer scans, captures and translates text without accessing
named SPIE Fellow for achievements in electronic imaging
Giordano Beretta, an HP Labs researcher
since 1984, has been named a 2002 Fellow of the International Society for Optical
Holland: Picturing the Future
Early work in special effects won Bill Holland a technical Oscar and launched
a career in imaging. He's now working on printer sensing technologies.
talk: New voices in the Global Dialogue
Dr. Per-Kristian Halvorsen, director of the Solutions and Services Research
Center, discussed extending the benefits of the worldwide information revolution
during a talk at CeBIT, the world's largest IT event.
to Chair Leading Materials Science Program
Chuck Morehouse, Director of the Information Access Lab, has become the first
non-European to chair the Industrial Advisory Panel for the Oxford University
Materials Department -- one of the worlds leading materials science programs.
Inaugaurates India Lab
HP launched a research facility in India
with a major technology symposium on what will also be the lab's mission: innovating
for emerging markets.
Ramani: Innovating for India
Interview with Dr. Srinivasan Ramani, director of HP's
new research laboratory in India, who has worked to bring the advantages of
technology to India, including helping to bring the first Internet connection
to India in the 1980s.
forum to highlight HP nanoelectronics
The MIT/Stanford Venture Laboratory, a nonprofit group aimed at fostering entrepreneurial
ventures, will host a forum on nanoelectronics that will feature HP Labs
scientist Stan Williams and his groundbreaking work in this area.
the hood" with Linux for IA-64
A new book by HP Labs researchers David Mosberger and Stéphane Eranian
provides an authoritative guide to IA-64 Linux implementation.
Rewrites DVD Technology
How an HP Labs team invented the first
rewritable DVDs compatible with standard players. The technology lets users
record, erase and re-record video onto disks that can be played on any typical
UCLA receive key molecular electronics patent
HP and UCLA have received a U.S. patent
for technology that could make it possible to build complex logic chips --
simply and inexpensively -- at the molecular scale. The patent was issued to
Philip J. Kuekes and R. Stanley Williams of HP Labs
and James R. Heath of UCLA.
Zap Scan Experience: Changing How People Interact with Technology
Researchers have developed new ways to use familiar technologies as part of
their work to discover what makes technology products popular with consumers.