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IBM Watson's A.I. gets smarter

IBM is adding new smarts to its Watson artificial intelligence system, including the ability to scour photos on social networks to see what people have been up to.

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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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Real-time computing: Gateway to the Internet of Things?

Real-time computing may have reached the point that PCs reached in the early 1980s: Poised to revolutionize the way things are done.

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Tianjin explosion shuts down Chinese supercomputer

The deadly explosion that rocked the Chinese city of Tianjin has caused the country to shut down a nearby supercomputer, also one of the fastest in the world.

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I love open-source OpenStack. Here’s why you may not.

5 key KPIs decision makers should consider before adopting the popular open source OpenStack platform

China clamps down on exports of drones and supercomputers

The export controls will take effect on Aug. 15.

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IBM aims Watson's cognitive computer power at CVS customers

IBM announced a partnership with drugstore chain CVS that will have the super computer compiling pharmacy customer data with the latest research in order to detect the potential onset of chronic illness early on.

Obama rolls out plan to boost U.S. supercomputer prowess

The President wants the country to develop a computer that operates at 1,000 petaflops.

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Intel & Micron 3D XPoint memory -- is it just CBRAM hyped up?

Intel and Micron announce 3D XPoint. Pronounced 'crosspoint,' it's a new form of solid-state, non-volatile memory, we're told. We're also told it's faster and more durable than NAND flash. But we're not told much else, except it's not...

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The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago

The Top500 list from June 1995 shows just how far the possibilities of silicon have come in the past 20 years. Performance figures are listed in gigaflops, rather than the teraflops of today, meaning that, for example, the tenth-place...

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IBM and Nvidia rev their HPC engines for next-gen supercomputer push

IBM and Nvidia on Monday announced they have joined to launch two new supercomputer centers of excellence to develop the next generation of contenders.

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HP and Intel push HPC into new markets

HP will use Intel's Xeon Phi and Omni-Path technologies to build new HPC systems.

China retains supercomputing crown in latest Top 500 ranking

The U.S. is close to an all-time low number of machines in the list.

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AMD developing mega-chip that combines CPUs and GPUs

AMD's yet unnamed high-performance chip will be designed for high-end graphics, supercomputing and data modeling.

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IBM advances bring quantum computing closer to reality

IBM scientists say they have made two critical advances in an industrywide effort to build a practical quantum computer, shaving years off the time expected to have a working system.

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U.S. chip block may delay China's 100 petaflop supercomputer

The U.S.'s recent denial of Intel chips for China's fastest supercomputer could derail an upgrade to double the machine's processing power.

U.S. issues bogus, unenforceable ban of supercomputer chips for China

U.S. Department of Commerce uses bogus excuse to ban sale of Xeons for Tianhe-2 supercomputer, impacting nothing except Intel's sales.

U.S. stops Intel from selling Xeon chips to Chinese supercomputer projects

U.S. government agencies have stopped Intel from selling microprocessors for China's supercomputers, reflecting concern about their use in nuclear tests.

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