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IBM teams with Xilinx to take on Intel with Power chips

IBM has partnered with chip maker Xilinx to expand the use of IBM Power processors in servers, taking on Intel for a bigger slice of the data center market.

Japan chases title of world's fastest computer with new system

Japan is developing a new supercomputer that could be among the world's fastest when released in 2020.

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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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Intel plugs 72-core supercomputing chip into workstation

Intel tries to bring more computing muscle to desks

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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.

Newer supercomputers favor energy efficiency over raw speed

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 a rival, has died

Gene M. Amdahl, the chief architect of IBM's System/360 mainframe and later the creator of the IBM plug-compatible mainframe vendor that bore his name, died at 92.

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Can Alan Alda and President Obama make supercomputing cool again?

Heading into next week’s Supercomputing 2015 conference in Austin, the topic on the tip of every attendee’s tongue is simply, "supercomputing." What once was an American stranglehold -- the illustrious title of the country owning the...

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U.S. 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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Google reports strong Q3 profit, says it's 'rethinking everything' about 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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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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