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D-Wave's $15 million quantum computer runs a staggering 2,000 qubits

For D-Wave, the path to quantum computer being widely accepted is much like that of today's computers. The first chips came more than 30 years ago, and the software started maturing with Microsoft's Basic.

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Trump likely to see the birth of an exascale system

An exascale supercomputer will likely be delivered somewhere in the world before Trump's first term ends. This may be a Sputnik moment for the new administration.

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China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race

China said it plans to develop a prototype of an exascale supercomputer by the end of this year, tweaking an exascale delivery date that's already well ahead of the U.S.

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Best of Digital Storm's big, bad builds at CES 2017

Up close and personal with Digital Storm's Aventum 3, Bolt X, and Project Modena.

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Man vs. A.I. machine in Texas Hold'em matchup

Four of the world's best professional poker players are about to take on an artificial intelligence system in what's being called an "epic rematch" to find out if machines can outplay humans.

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Snapshot: NASA’s “Human Computers” and the Hidden Figures movie story

The film Hidden Figures details an inspiring story about three particular African-American women mathematicians who were highly indispensable to the achievement of early spaceflight. The movie also involves some cool old mainframes...

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ARM tackles server compatibility issues with Allinea acquisition

ARM has a big problem -- it rules in smartphones and tablets but hasn't broken into servers and supercomputers. ARM servers are devalued partly because many applications don't run work with the chips.

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NASA embraces IBM’s Watson for future space, aerospace technology development

IBM and NASA have had one of the longest, most successful relationships in the high-tech world and it looks like the future holds much the same.

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Rick Perry, climate change skeptic, soon to oversee U.S. supercomputing

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for energy secretary does not believe in climate change and has called for the abolishing the department he will run.

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Japan plans superefficient supercomputer by 2017

Japan plans to build a super-efficient computer that could vault it to the top of the world's supercomputer rankings by the end of next year.

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U.S. sets plan to build two exascale supercomputers

The U.S expects to be ready to seek vendor proposals to build two exascale supercomputers by 2019.

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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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