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Microsoft puts quantum computing higher on its hardware priority list

Microsoft is accelerating its efforts to make a quantum computer as it looks to a future of computing beyond today's PCs and servers.

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Will Trump let China beat the U.S. in supercomputing?

China and the U.S. are in a race to build bigger and faster supercomputers. Will the Trump Administration let the Chinese win?

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Google levels up its cloud machine learning with new services

Google fired its latest salvo in the cloud machine learning wars on Tuesday when it announced a set of enhancements to its existing suite of cloud machine learning capabilities. Here's the rundown.

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Microsoft, Nvidia work to speed up AI platform powering Cortana

Thanks to artificial intelligence, we have autonomous cars, chat bots and speech recognition. Microsoft's CNTK (Cognitive Toolkit) is one among many platforms that trains computers to learn, and it's getting an upgrade.

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As AMD mulls GPU for 32-core Zen chip, it develops software tools

AMD has a clear-cut business plan: Its upcoming 32-core Zen chip will bring it back into high performance servers, and the company has expressed a desire to make high-performing GPUs for such systems.

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Cray aims for the 500-petaflop mark with XC50 supercomputer

The fastest computer in the world today can deliver about 125 petaflops of performance, but that could quadruple in the coming years.

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The 10 fastest supercomputers in the world

The twice-annual Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers in the world (adjudged by their performance on the Linpack benchmark) is out this morning, and there are a pair of newcomers on the list.

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China still has the two most powerful supercomputers in the world

China’s Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe-2 have maintained their lead in supercomputers, according to the Top500 supercomputer rankings.

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InfiniBand will reach 200-gigabit speed next year

InfiniBand is set to hit 200Gbps (bits per second) in products that announced Wednesday, potentially accelerating machine-learning platforms as well as HPC (high-performance computing) systems.

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IBM’s Watson to use genomic data to defeat drug-resistant cancers

IBM’s Watson will study genomic data related to thousands of drug-resistant tumors to help develop new treatments that the diseases can’t circumvent through mutations.

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Diamonds could be building blocks for quantum computers

Diamonds are among the most expensive gems in the world, but they could also serve as a building block for quantum computers.

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Robotic process automation is killer app for cognitive computing

Cognitive capabilities could supercharge RPA efforts automating tasks that once required the judgment and perception of humans. But implementing these systems is not as simple as it sounds.

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6 machine learning misunderstandings

As with any technology, machine learning could wreak havoc on a network if improperly implemented. Before embracing this technology, enterprises should be aware of the ways machine learning can fall flat to avoid setting back their...

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China’s policing robot: Cattle prod meets supercomputer

The robot is linked to China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer, where it has access to cloud services for facial recognition and other tasks.

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Masterpass using IBM Watson coming to GM vehicles in 2017

Masterpass digital payment technology will run on many General Motors vehicles starting in 2017 with an assist from IBM's Watson.

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IBM looks into the future of A.I. at World of Watson

IBM executives touted the many uses and possibilities of its artificial-intelligence system at the opening of its World of Watson conference in Las Vegas.

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With IBM's Watson, GlaxoSmithKline tackles sniffle and cough questions

GlaxoSmithKline plans to team up with IBM's artificial intelligence-fueled Watson to reach customers.

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The march toward exascale computers

Petaflop supercomputers have become standard. But be prepared to pay: These machines can be as expensive to operate as they are to purchase.

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