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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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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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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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NSA, DOE say China's supercomputing advances put U.S. at risk

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 is: what do we do with them?

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IBM's new program includes a 50-qubit quantum computer

A new services program called Q at IBM in a few years 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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Trump announces budget cuts that may give China tech leadership

One analyst says he expects cuts of 10% in most non-defense-related agencies.

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Researchers’ quantum hacking machine may help protect against quantum computing hacks

Researchers built the first quantum cloning machine that can intercept a secure message; they believe it may help protect quantum computing networks from being hacked.

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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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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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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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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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New supercomputer will unite x86, Power9 and ARM chips

For once, there will be a cease-fire in the war between major chip architectures x86, ARM and Power9, all of which will be in a supercomputer being built in Barcelona.

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Japan aims for 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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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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