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IBM readies open standard for high performance interconnect

A consortium headed by IBM has inaugurated a new, faster standard for system interconnect, which will bring the next wave of system performance improvement. OpenCAPI, as the standard is called, will offer enterprise datacenter...

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IBM invests $200 million in Watson IoT AI business

Citing escalating demand from customers looking to transform their operations with Internet of Things and artificial intelligence technologies, IBM makes a $200 million investment in the IBM Watson IoT global headquarters in Munich.

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Splunk puts machine learning at center of operational intelligence portfolio

Splunk is making machine learning capabilities a core capability of its real-time operational intelligence platforms to help companies use predictive analytics to optimize IT, security and business operations.

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Microsoft's FPGA-powered supercomputers can translate Wikipedia faster than you can blink

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft demonstrated its new server technology that uses field-programmable logic chips as the foundation for a new "A.I. supercomputer."

Today's supercomputers will get blown away by these systems

The Department of Energy says the the $40 million it is investing in nearly two dozen projects will result in exascale computing systems that perform calculations on data 50 to 100 times faster than today's most powerful...

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Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today's cybersecurity technologies useless.


Quantum encryption gets off the ground with China’s Micius satellite

Researchers are pushing ahead with the development of powerful quantum computing technology.

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Open source 25-core chip can be stringed into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers want to give a 25-core open-source processor called Piton some serious bite.

Fujitsu's Post K supercomputer with have PrimeHPC FX10 servers

ARM has a new weapon in race to build world's fastest computers

ARM conquered the mobile market the day it went into Apple's first iPhone, and now it is designing high-performance chips for supercomputers.

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See the powerful megachips that will clash at Hot Chips

Raw horsepower is the name of the game at next week's Hot Chips show, where chip geeks will get their fill on the latest processors.

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Intel's Knights Mill mega-chip to take on GPUs in AI

Intel has secretly developed a mega-chip called Knights Mill with the hope to advance artificial intelligence.

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HPE aims for a big-data boost with $275 million SGI buy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is buying SGI in a $275 million deal it hopes will give it a major boost in big-data analytics and high-performance computing.


A supercomputer is taking on humans in a hacking contest at DEF CON

For the first time, a fully automated supercomputer is trying to compete with humans in an annual hacking contest – and the machine seems to be holding its own.

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Why 'qudits' (not qubits) may be the key to quantum computing

Quantum computers may promise a giant leap forward in performance and efficiency, but none of that can happen until we figure out a practical way to build them. Russian scientists just announced what they say is a major advance.

Room-temperature qubit breakthrough as quantum computer race heats up

We are one step closer to a true quantum computer following a breakthrough which researchers say will allow qubits to be used at room-temperature.


After conquering the iPhone, chip designer ARM chases supercomputers

ARM -- the company whose CPU design is in Apple's iPhone -- dominates mobile devices, and it's now going after the fastest computers in the world.

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What Silicon Valley doesn’t say in its Trump attack

Though Silicon Valley leaders say Donald Trump would be bad for innovation, the disaster they fear is already ongoing in America.

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Intel tunes its mega-chip for machine learning

Intel wants to take on Google's Tensor Processing Unit and Nvidia's GPUs in machine learning computing with improvements to its Xeon Phi mega-chips.

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