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Here's the multi-core man coding robots, 3-D worlds and Wall Street 2008/07/18, 05:38
Here's the multi-core man coding robots, 3-D worlds and Wall Street

Kunle Olukotun gets pervasive - "You have to do some really good work and become famous."

IBM and Dell lick their lips as Microsoft and Google buy billions in gear 2008/05/22, 20:54
IBM and Dell lick their lips as Microsoft and Google buy billions in gear

The death of the white box makers - Voracious buyers such as Yahoo!, Microsoft and Amazon represent a niche in the server market - a very lucrative niche. So, we've seen companies such as IBM and Dell come out recently with gear aimed right at the service provider set.

Part II: How a pair of American spies created the Soviet Silicon Valley 2008/05/10, 02:07
Part II: How a pair of American spies created the Soviet Silicon Valley

Affairs, social security checks and the mini-fab - Based on the rather insane number of messages I've received over the last couple of weeks, you guys really, really wanted part two of our interview with Steve Usdin, author of Engineering Communism. Well, here it is.

How a pair of American spies created the Soviet Silicon Valley 2008/04/15, 16:54
How a pair of American spies created the Soviet Silicon Valley

Espionage, affairs and PCs: Ahh, Zelenograd - Few stories in computing history come close to matching the tale of Zelenograd – the Soviet Union's attempt at creating something along the lines of Silicon Valley.

A Shaolin monk, Warren Buffett and a Russian mobster walk into a bar… 2008/03/10, 03:51
A Shaolin monk, Warren Buffett and a Russian mobster walk into a bar…

A day in the life of Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne - Death threats from the Russian mob, a war on Wall Street, Wikipedia puke, Warren Buffett. Where to begin?

Prince Opteron unloads on AMD, Intel and the future of memory 2008/02/09, 01:06
Prince Opteron unloads on AMD, Intel and the future of memory

Fred Weber removes stealth shield - Fred Weber had the look of a mad man.

From water wheels to the Google brain 2008/01/18, 22:02
From water wheels to the Google brain

Nick Carr's scary take on the future of computing - Semi-Coherent Computing listeners who have yet to read Nick Carr's new book The Big Switch will almost certainly want to pick up a copy.

Remembering the browser wars with Netscape's ex-CEO 2007/12/19, 20:15
Remembering the browser wars with Netscape's ex-CEO

Barksdale: The Microsoft splitter - Jim Barksdale refuses most interviews these days. He's no longer serving as, say, CIO of FedEx or CEO of Netscape and has little use for hacks. Still - via a bit of string pulling - we were able to secure the business and technology legend on Semi Coherent Computing.

Is the world ready for a 1TB iPod? 2007/11/13, 19:06
Is the world ready for a 1TB iPod?

How to deal with storage overload - We're barreling toward a world where 1TB files fly make their way across the internet, while devices like the iPod prepare to handle your favorite 267,000 songs and movies. And, according to industry experts, the storage vendors are not quite ready to deal with all of these massive files or to construct the types of systems that could power a local/network/mobile version of, say, Google Docs well.

Are PCs doomed to banality? Let's ask legend Dave Patterson 2007/10/20, 01:46
Are PCs doomed to banality? Let's ask legend Dave Patterson

Microsoft RAMPs up, while Google flies - Talk to a computing legend like Dave Patterson, and you're bound to happen on some unexpected discoveries.