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+ - Space station computers partially restored->

Submitted by Raver32
Raver32 (978821) writes "Computers that control navigation and key life-support systems on the International Space Station were partially restored on Thursday after failing the day before. Flight controllers were able to re-establish some communication with the computers overnight, with Russian engineers working Thursday to restore the rest of the system, NASA space station flight director Holly Ridings said. Astronaut Sunita Williams uses a computer in the Unity node of the space station while Atlantis was docked on Tuesday. The crew of the shuttle and station are working to restore computers that failed earlier this week.Astronaut Sunita Williams uses a computer in the Unity node of the space station while Atlantis was docked on Tuesday. The crew of the shuttle and station are working to restore computers that failed earlier this week. "They've made a lot of progress," she said. "There are some cleanup steps to do still and some investigation.""
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Intel

+ - Intel's future processors

Submitted by madison
madison (666) writes "Researchers at Intel are working on ways to mask the intricate functionality of massive multicore chips to make it easier for computer makers and software developers to adapt to them, said Jerry Bautista, co-director of Intel's Tera-scale Computing Research Program. These multicore chips, he added, will also likely contain both x86 processing cores, as well as other types of cores. A 64-core chip, for instance, might contain 42 x86 cores, 18 accelerators and four embedded graphics cores.

In another development Intel has updated its Itanium roadmap to include a new chip dubbed "Kittson" which will follow the release of Poulson- which will be based on a new microarchitecture that provides higher levels of parallelism. "There will be four or more cores, multithreading enhancements, and we'll also introduce more instructions to take advantage of parallelism, especially in virtualization." said William Wu, regional marketing manager for server platforms at Intel Asia-Pacific."
Security

+ - Data Seepage: Attackers Get Inside Your Network->

Submitted by AF
AF (666) writes "This video discusses how the days of widespread internet attacks are long gone. What's more popular now are more directed or targeted attacks using a variety of different methods. This is where data seepage comes in. Unbeknownst to a lot of mobile professional's laptops, PDAs, even cell phones can be literally bleeding information about a company's internal network. All this information can be used by an attacker to make attacks more accurate with a higher likelihood of success."
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