Tag: smartphones

A New Purpose for Old Smartphones: Cluster Computing

Jan 27, 2015 |

There are now more mobile devices than people in the world, and the average person upgrades their phone every 18 months. This raises the question of what happens to all the old models. Some of the materials used in these ubiquitous devices do get recycled, but all too often, the phones, tablets and other outdated Read more…

Stanford Links Smartphones for Distributed, Disease-fighting Simulations

Jan 20, 2015 |

The smartphone has already usurped the role of the computer in a number of ways, whether you use it for navigation, to check the weather, or take and share photos of a night out with friends. Now, thanks to a new app developed by Stanford University scientists and Sony, the smartphone is taking over yet another domain to Read more…

Smartphones and Supercomputers: The Emerging Mobile Trend

Dec 15, 2010 |

Cloud computing has opened doors to accessing high-end resources that many organizations were once barred from due to cost. With the convergence of mobile applications that provide interfaces to sophisticated resources, we are on the verge of yet another shift in high-performance computing in the next few years.