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The quantum computing technology developed by D-Wave gets ongoing scientific debate, but it's also getting money, $28 million last week, bringing its total funding to about $150 million.
China continues to hold the top spot in the Top500 supercomputer list, but the U.S. still dominates, with 90% of the systems on the list made by U.S. vendors.
A computer-powered chatbot that supposedly passed the Turing Test for artificial intelligence may not be all it's cracked up to be.
Computer scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have launched an effort to develop whole new types of computers that will be used 10, 25 or even 50 years from now.
Quantum computing holds huge promise, and scientists say it could eventually surpass classic supercomputers for tackling enormous calculations, like cryptography and finding planets. But there's debate over whether quantum computers truly exist. Google and NASA are testing one.
Faster memory is a focal point in the race to boost application performance, and an industry consortium aims to make computers zippy with a new specification released on Tuesday.
IBM continues to commercialize its Watson-branded cognitive computing technology, setting up a new Watson business unit and unveiling two new Watson-derived services.
The NSA is spending some $80 million in basic research on quantum computing, money that may ultimately help commercialize quantum computing for the private sector.
Controversial quantum device maker D-Wave is hoping to find a home for its cutting-edge technology in the high-performance computing (HPC) market.
Dell's PowerEdge C6220 squeezes four two-socket servers into 2RU, delivering blade server density at a rack-mount price.
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As students study other technologies, vendors try to develop new talent and offer tools to fill the gap for these critical systems
Been around a while? You may well be a "Silver surfer" and that makes you an IT hero!
Mainframes are stable, secure and could be perfect for anchoring a private cloud. But where's the user provisioning?
As companies take steps to develop private clouds, mainframes are looking more and more like good places to house consolidated and virtualized servers. Their biggest drawback? User provisioning is weak.
Feb. 18, 2011: iPhones may get smaller, security firm gets unwelcome caller
The strength of today's communications security is based on the complexity of our encryption algorithms. But the day is coming when cracking those algorithms may be computationally trivial.
Is Congress really ready to make the U.S the world's No. 2 supercomputing power?
Major market shifts in the database world don't happen often. When they do, they're massive, creating an impact that can last 10 to 20 years. When I entered the job market, it was right at the tail end of the last major shift from the mainframe to client/server.
The Department of Energy says China is 12 to 18 months away from building an "entirely indigenous" supercomputer. Should the U.S. be worried?