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Resource Database > Computing Power
Computing Power is a category dedicated to enabling technology.

As computers become faster and faster, not just in processing, but overall performance, virtual world influence spreads, and they become more and more realistic.

Here, we chronicle current technological developments, and new technologies, both for the average home computer system, which applies to the mass market, and to the estotics of supercomputer systems.


Grid Computing (1)

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Nanotube Integrated Circuits a Reality
In February 2011, the first true breakthrough in microscopic, flexible substrate transistors was achieved. Professor Esko I. Kauppinen from Aalto University developed a fast and simple method of producing high-performance thin-film transistors on an ultra-thin plastic substrate.

Processing in Vast Worlds (2)

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The March for Processing Power
Power. Everyone is after it in one form or another. Power over others, power for bragging rights, authority and control. There is also another form of power, the power to create, to computate. This too is a source of bragging, or lording it up over others, demonstrating algorithms, and creating ever more complex simulation.

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The March for Processing Power: Left Behind
There is another side to this march, which shows itself in sharp contrast to this growth in internet-enabled social virtual worlds. It manifests most frequently in those who stand to gain from a secondary, virtual existence the most. It manifests in those left behind.

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Storing whole Worlds (1)

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The Drive for Storage Space and Speed
More music; more films; more photography; more, more, more. More of everything seems drive this fetish for storage space and power. Yet is it just more, more, more, or can more actually equal better in VR?

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Power (1)

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Wireless energy promise powers up
June 2007, and US researchers have successfully tested an experimental system to deliver power to devices without the need for wires.