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Information Battery: Scheduling Computations to More Efficiently Utilize Renewable Energy

By Dick Weisinger

Renewable energies are limited by the constraints of their availability. No solar energy is collected at night and the amount of solar energy that can be collected is reduced by clouds and other weather phenomenon. Wind power is also dependent

Semiconductors: Chip Cycle Boom and Bust Timings Accelerate

By Dick Weisinger

For the last year and one half, we’ve heard about the computer chip shortage and how it is affecting the manufacture of everything from automobiles to appliances. A move towards embedding chips into a huge variety of consumer and industrial

Security: Constant Software Patches Don’t Work — Can Secure Hardware Defeat Hackers?

By Dick Weisinger

The second Tuesday of each month is Windows patch release day. When shutting your computer off that day, Microsoft will download new software that fixes bugs and, more often than not, attempts to plug holes in the software that could

Algorithm Performance: Chip Metrics can be Deceptive

By Dick Weisinger

Benchmarks are key for doing side-by-side comparisons of hardware. But benchmark results aren’t always what they might seem to be and often need to be viewed in context with other factors. Consider the TOPS metrics. TOPS is Tera (Trillions) Operations

Fair Use of APIs: A Victory for Software Developers

By Dick Weisinger

Earlier this year the Supreme Court ruled on a case brought by Oracle against Google on the use of APIs of the Java language. Code used by Google followed the standard signatures of common Java API methods. The case questioned