HPC for cancer analysis; body power: game on for animation; DDR challenges; aviation fascination; packaging checks; Arrow explains USB3.1; IDF meets IoT
It would take 5.6Exabytes to synchronize the data of the 14million cancer patients worldwide, just once, points out Kristina Kermanshahche, Intel. She explains how Intel’s HPC is a helping scientist access and share data, with relationships such as Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes, and at the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
Distasteful things like a body’s sweat could charge phones, speculates Catherine Blogar, Dassault Sytemes. She speaks to some experts in wearable and implantable engineering for some futuristic power advice.
Some helpful tips on creating animation is offered by Laura Mengot, ARM, in her blog. Although the software used is Autodesk Maya and Unity, Mengot says that the detailed, illustrated theories are applicable to any 3D engine and game engine.
Ely Tsern, Rambus, identifies five trends in server memory and speculates on DDR4 capability in particular, and even beyond to DDR5.
Welcoming the RTCA/DO-254 (Design Assurance Guidance For Airborne Electronic Hardware) standard, Graham Bell, Real Intent, delves into what it means for verification tools.
Reminiscing about a European design classic, Nazita Save, Mentor Graphics, remembers Concorde. Pre-CAD modification and with no CFD software, how did they do it?
While end users may love smaller package sizes, they are a headache for manufacturers. IC Packaging Pros, Cadence, discuss layout tools for validating and verifying, with some easy-to-follow advice.
Four bloggers contribute to the latest update to USB3.0. Anand Shirahatti, Thejus Shanbhogue, Kanak Singh, Deepak Nagaria, Arrow, discuss the implementation and verification challenges – with a link to a USB3.0 vs USB3.1 USB cheat sheet thrown in.
Richard Solomon appears confused as to what day it is, but makes up for it with a round up of what’s what at this year’s IDF, from characters encountered, travel tips to his own takeaways from this month’s event in San Francisco.