Computer scientist and compiler expert Alfred V. Aho is a man at the forefront of computer science research. He has been involved in the development of programming languages from his days working as the vice president of the Computing Sciences Research Center at Bell Labs to his current position as Lawrence Gussman Professor in the Computer Science Department at Columbia University.
Stories by Naomi Hamilton
Intel is embracing the trend to virtualize across a broad range of business facets, from security to multiple core CPU's. The company currently has teams working on hardware features to assist with virtualized environments, and is embracing an open approach to the technology by partnering with major ISV's such as VMWare and Microsoft, as well as open source communities.
Macmahon Holdings, an Australian company operating in the mining and civil construction sector, has recently completed the rebuild of its entire data centre. By virtualizing the user desktop, the company has created a data network infrastructure which allows users to access the system securely from anywhere, at any time, and from any hardware device.
The Open Source Industry of Australia (OSIA) has formally contacted Standards Australia, requesting that Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) format not be endorsed by the body as an ISO standard.
A 21-year-old Australian is playing a key part in developing the charger unit for the XO-1 -- the laptop which is the center of the One Laptop Per Child project.
Australia's leading broadband providers Telstra, Optus and iiNet all deny limiting P2P traffic within their networks in order to increase network speeds and save costs. This comes despite a recent admission from Westnet, along with several other ISPs, that it has been using traffic controls to limit P2P traffic for the past year and will continue to do so.
Australian company Pipe Networks claims to have set a new data centre benchmark by creating a data centre in 60 days, albeit with a few extra days of clean up, all while documenting the project online through a live blog and webcam.
Mary Gardiner, the Australia-based coordinator of international group LinuxChix, has resigned due to a major mismatch in goals.
Not even the virtual world is safe anymore. Researchers from the University of Nottingham have discovered in a recent study on cyber-bullying that griefing may have negative consequences for users in both Second Life and the real world.