Tag: nist

Greening the World’s Most Ubiquitous Building Material

Jan 23, 2015 |

Concrete is one of the oldest building materials with a history dating back to ancient Egypt. Today, concrete – comprised primarily of water, aggregate and cement – is the most widely used material in the world. Despite being a fairly low-impact material environmentally speaking, creating concrete still takes energy; thus the wide deployment of the Read more…

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NIST’s Security Reference Architecture for the Cloud-First Initiative

Jun 28, 2013 |

The United States is implementing a new “Cloud-First” computing strategy, in which they will start transferring applications from private datacenters to hybrid and public infrastructures. In the effort to reduce spending across the board, the government is taking steps to cut computing costs by moving as many computations and applications to the cloud as possible.

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Exascale Blood Dries on U.S. Axe

Apr 11, 2013 |

The federal R&D budget figures for 2014 have been released and as many suspected following last year’s pushback on the exascale timeline, there was no room left in the government wallet for one quintillion FLOPS. According to Dr. John Holdren, who remarked on the federal research and development…

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Can Service Providers Curb Privacy Concerns?

Aug 1, 2012 |

Is there any way to guarantee the security of cloud-based data? A security provider attempts to reduce vulnerabilities and increase confidence with auditing and compliance services.

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NIST Guide Helps Dispel Cloud Mysteries

May 31, 2012 |

Cloud services have increased accessibility to high power resources that were typically available only to large enterprises and government facilities. While the financial and technological advantages may be obvious, underlying structures that form cloud services can be mystifying to the end user. The confusion has prompted the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to publish a synopsis defining cloud technologies, including recommendations.

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NSF Report Details National Cloud Agenda

Feb 13, 2012 |

The National Science Foundation (NSF) describes its support for cloud computing research in a 21-page report, submitted to Congress last week.

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Cloud Less Cloudy with Formal NIST Definition

Oct 28, 2011 |

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes its formal definition for cloud computing.

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NIST Draws Federal Roadmap

Sep 15, 2011 |

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has provided the federal government with new standards guidelines.

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US Boffins Fashion Quantum-Computing Bit Out of SQUID

Apr 29, 2010 |

NIST team fabricates a qubit.

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