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Nvidia's Quadro P6000 GPU blasts out 12 teraflops of performance

Nvidia keeps upping the performance with each new GPU based on the Pascal architecture. Its latest, the Quadro P6000, can deliver 12 teraflops of single-precision performance, a teraflop more than the Titan X unveiled just last week.

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Why qudits 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.

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AMD mulls a CPU+GPU super chip in a server reboot

AMD is rebooting its server business around chips with the Zen CPU, which will also be used in PCs.

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Intel ships Kaby Lake chips, pointing to PC availability in a few months

Tablets and laptops with Intel's new 7th Generation Core chips code-named Kaby Lake should become available by holiday season.

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Intel profit slides on costs of recent layoffs

Intel's profit dropped sharply last quarter due to heavy costs from a restructuring announced in April, though sales were up thanks to the company's powerful data center group.

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Nvidia to detail its next-gen Tegra mobile chip in August

From smartphones to self-driving, Nvidia's Tegra chips have been used in many ways. And the next-generation Tegra is just around the corner.

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How ARM set itself up for a $32B acquisition

The TV you watch may have an ARM processor chip in it. So does the Amazon Echo that helps switch on the light and air conditioner through voice commands.

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3 things to know about Softbank's plan to acquire ARM

Since the release of the iPhone, ARM's chip designs have driven a mobile revolution. The small chip company has kept giants like Intel on their knees, and now it's on the verge of being acquired by Softbank for a stunning $32 billion....

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SoftBank will acquire ARM for $32 billion

Japan’s SoftBank is to acquire UK chip design company, ARM Holdings, to cash in on growing demand for processors and other technologies for the internet of things market.

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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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China loads up on chip technology with new ARM license

China already has the world's fastest computer with its homegrown chip, but the country hasn't stopped loading up on technology to make more of its own chips.

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This mobile chip is faster than the one in Samsung's Galaxy S7

A mobile chip faster than the one in flagship smartphones like Samsung's Galaxy S7 and LG's G5 will start appearing in handsets this quarter.

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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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This new model for quantum circuits is like a 5-decker sandwich

One of the challenges to realizing the benefits of quantum computing is finding a way to compactly assemble and then precisely control enough quantum bits, or "qubits," to deliver on the technology's enormous processing potential....

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Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

Oracle launched a new family of servers and a new Sparc chip, both aimed at customers considering x86 servers for a scale-out cloud infrastructure.

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Battle lines are drawn: IBM prepares Power9 to take on Intel and ARM

IBM has many goals with its upcoming Power9 chip, and one is to challenge the dominance of Intel's x86 chips in the data center.

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IBM wants to sell Power servers based on OpenCompute designs

IBM is warming up to the idea of adding servers using its Power processors and the OpenCompute open design to its product portfolio.

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EU court has Intel inside, appealing $1.4 billion antitrust fine

Intel is still contesting a €1.06 billion (then $1.4 billion) antitrust fine from the European Commission, which in May 2009 found it had abused its dominant position in the market for x86 processors.

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