High-Performance Computing (HPC)

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China adds a quantum computer to high-performance computing arsenal

China already has the world's fastest supercomputer and has now built a crude quantum computer that could outpace today's PCs and servers.

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Congress includes funds for faster computers

The advanced-computing line item, a subset of the overall science budget, increased by 4.2 percent.

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IBM service will use Watson to unlock data insights from video

A new IBM Cloud service, slated for release later this year, will use the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to generate metadata from video and help media and entertainment companies deliver customized content to...

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The goal of a new machine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is exhibiting a key element of The Machine, its testbed for making computing memory-centric, at the Cebit trade show.

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The 15 highest-performing PC components you can buy today

Looking to build the ultimate PC? If price is no object, this is the hardware you want, from the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to the Intel Core i7-6950X.

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Machine learning proves its worth to business

AI on the verge: Early adopters reap business benefits, as machine learning nears the mainstream

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Watson could keep business and world leaders from looking like idiots

Columnist Rob Enderle writes that an AI system like IBM’s Watson could help assure that U.S. Presidents and CEOs apply the hard-learned lessons of their predecessors to cut down on failures and repeat successes.

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Trump budget would fund border wall, but slash science and research

President Donald Trump's federal budget outline represents a major shift in U.S. priorities by boosting defense spending while cutting science and research.

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Spy agency, DOE, see China nearing supercomputing leadership

China's computing efforts are a threat to U.S. national security and may undermine profitable parts of the U.S. economy, a new report warns.

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With quantum computers here, developers seek uses

After decades of research, the first quantum computers are now up and running. The question now is: what do we do with them?

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IBM's new Q program to include a 50-qubit quantum computer

A new services program called Q at IBM will be remarkable: in a few years it will have a quantum computer with more than 50 qubits, which should push conventional computers one step closer to the trash heap.

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IBM’s Watson teams up with its SIEM platform for smarter, faster event detection

IBM’s Watson supercomputer can now consult with the company’s security information and event management (SIEM) platform to deliver well researched responses to security events and do so much faster than a person.

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D-Wave doubles down on its qubits

The new 2,000-qubit system has twice the number of qubits as D-Wave's previous system.

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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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