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The 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer

Alternative processors tapped to fulfill supercomputing's need for speed

The world's fastest supercomputers are getting coprocessors to boost performance, and the number of such systems will continue to grow.

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How AI will take over health IT

Artificial intelligence is after our jobs. And those in health IT will be the first to go.

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Intel's fastest chip ever will appear in supercomputers next year

There's been a slight delay, but the latest version of Intel's fastest processor will finally reach supercomputers early next year.

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Intel plugs 72-core supercomputing chip into workstation

Intel tries to bring more computing muscle to desks

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The 10 mightiest supercomputers in the world

The year’s last Top500 supercomputer rankings are out, and two newcomers have become members of the top 10.

Newer supercomputers favor energy efficiency over raw speed, Top500 rankings suggest

Supercomputer spending is increasingly focusing on energy efficiency rather than raw performance, the latest edition of the Top500 list of the world's most powerful computers suggests.

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Gene Amdahl, IBM mainframe architect then IBM competitor, has died

Gene M. Amdahl, chief architect of IBM's System/360 mainframe and later the creator of the IBM plug-compatible mainframe vendor that bore his name, has died aged 92. Amdahl was born in South Dakota, earning a bachelor's degree...

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US government lab dabbles in new computer designs

U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking at quantum computer and brain-inspired chips

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Training AI to be man’s smartest best friend

What if artificially sentient beings were unflinchingly loyal to and loving of humankind?

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Artificial intelligence: Humankind’s best chance for a healthier future

Artificial intelligence inspires fear in some, but it may be the only way we can meet our potential in healthcare.

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Google reports strong profit, says it's 'rethinking everything' around machine learning

Reporting its third-quarter earnings Thursday, Google also talked about how vital machine learning will be to its future.

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Machines will learn just like a child, says IBM CEO

Technology is shifting to intelligent machines with a capability to reason, said IBM Chairman and CEO Virginia Rometty at Gartner's Symposium ITxpo. These machines won't replace humans, but will augment them. It is a technology that...

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Google, NASA using quantum computing to push A.I., machine learning

Google and NASA are continuing to test quantum computers and this week entered into a new agreement to work with a series of updated systems.

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Google, NASA sign 7-year deal to test D-Wave quantum computers as artificial brains

The deal with D-Wave Systems will see a steady stream of D-Wave quantum chips used as the foundation of an artificial intelligence lab.

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Intel promises $50M for quantum computing research

Fully functional quantum computers are still a dozen years off, which is why Intel needs to invest in fundamental research now, according to CEO Brian Krzanich.

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How IBM’s deal to acquire Merge could transform health IT

A bid made early this month by IBM to acquire Merge Healthcare could radically change the practice of medicine. Its effects might take shape through the first practical applications of artificial intelligence -- not in the diagnosis...

Tianjin explosion shuts down Chinese supercomputer

The Tianhe-1A was still running following the explosion

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IBM Watson brings cognitive computing to fantasy football

Edge Up Sports is teaming up with IBM to create a new app powered by Watson that provides a one-stop shop for fantasy football managers to glean insight from NFL players' social media interactions, weather reports, injury histories,...

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