GPGPUs, Molecular Robots, and UAVs! Oh MY!

Pushing the Limit in Graphics Processing and Nanoscale Robotics

by Amelia Dalton

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! This week’s episode of Fish Fry has absolutely nothing to do with Ireland or St. Patrick, but has everything to do with molecular robots programmed with DNA, general purpose computing on GPUs, and featherweight systems for unmanned aerial vehicles. We start things off with a closer look at the creation of a new amoeba-like molecular robot by a team of researchers in Japan. This robot that can continuously change its shape, propel itself with cell-like motion, and can be controlled by DNA signals that respond to light. Also this week, we delve into the world of GPGPUs with Doug Patterson from AITech. Doug and I discuss the challenges GPGPUs were created to solve and where general purpose computing on GPUs is headed from here. We also dig into the details of a new featherweight system created by AITech and ADLINK developed for unmanned aerial vehicles.  Read More


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Ongoing Sensor Work

Posted on 03/23/17 at 12:13 PM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think about the improvements being made to these sensors?

Is Exactly-Once Delivery Possible with MQTT?

Posted on 03/20/17 at 11:42 AM by dborisov

Thank you for great article! It really helps to understand QoS levels nuances!

Could you please describe does MQTT somehow specify what should happen if PUBCOMP missed in case of QoS 2?

I mean if receiver has sent PUBCOMP but ACK tcp packet missed a…

An Old Cantilever Is New Again

Posted on 03/20/17 at 11:09 AM by bmoyer

bmoyer
What do you think of Menlo Micro's approach to RF and power (and other) switches?

Radio FPGA!

Posted on 03/20/17 at 4:01 AM by steverino

I would be curious as to whether Xilinx has made arrangements with third party vendors to have chip antennas ready to go with these parts.

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Posted on 03/14/17 at 9:06 PM by kevin

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@Bryon - Wait, somebody is offering to replace you for FREE?!?! Why didn't I hear about this? (just kidding)

In our particular area of journalism, talent and expertise like Bryon's are rare and hard to come by at any price. We are lucky and thrilled t…

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