Officials in Japan have announced a plan to build the world’s fastest supercomputer in a bid to reaffirm the country’s place as a leader in technological advancement.
Nvidia has announced its first in-car artificial intelligence supercomputer at CES. It sounds like it should turn any vehicle into a computational powerhouse, capable of performing 24 trillion deep-learning operations every single second.
Yesterday, Intel announced that it’s putting its insane 72-core Knight’s Landing’ supercomputer chip—its fastest ever—into production. But perhaps more exciting is the fact that it has plans to ship desktop workstations that contain the face-melting computational powerhouse.
Rather than relying on carpet-bombing approaches like chemotherapy and radiation treatments, cutting-edge cancer cures are looking more towards a surgical strike, tailored to shutting down the mutations that are driving growth. And the secret weapon in that fight might just be a well-known Jeopardy contestant.
We love it when things are organized neatly. This tidy pile of warm-water cooling components is at the Strategic Computing Center of Los Alamos National Laboratory, where installation of an energy-saving cooling infrastructure to support the Trinity Platform is well underway.
You probably know IBM's Watson platform best from its winning performance on Jeopardy. But the supercomputer is more than just a mechanism for IBM to publicly shame smart people. It's arguably the most powerful natural-language supercomputer in the world, and thanks to a new public beta, its number-crunching abilities…
We already knew Ken Jennings thought IBM's Jeopardy-winning supercomputer was a dick, but he's not alone. Developers at IBM were forced to wipe part of Watson's memory once they realized their hyperintelligent computer had turned into a bit of a smartass.
The composition being performed in this video is entitled "Nasciturus", and it's one of the many pieces of contemporary classical music created by Iamus — who just so happens to be a computer cluster housed in Spain's University of Málaga.
When you were at high school, math was probably an uninspiring string of algebra you had to crunch through. Get to the cutting edge of computational fluid dynamics, though, and it all starts to look a hell of a lot more pretty.
Cluster computing—the concept of stringing together devices to act as a single processing unit—isn't a new idea. But soon your phone could be acting as a node in just such a device, helping to crack tough computational problems.
A computer built for the National Nuclear Security Administration by IBM has just been crowned the world's fastest supercomputer, according to the Top 500 Supercomputer list—stealing the lead back from Japan's Fujitsu-designed K computer.
When it's built, the Square Kilometer Array will be the world's largest radio telescope. Then, when it goes online, it will spit out 1,000,000 terabytes of data each day—and IBM is trying to make a computer which can handle it.
Astrophysicists have been trying for nearly two decades to produce a model capable of simulating the genesis of a spiral galaxy — the class of flat, rotating disk galaxies to which our own Milky Way belongs. And now, they've finally done it.
Technology. An ever-changing beast! So much so, that the sinfully thin iPad 2 packs the same power as the jumbo-sized four-processor version of the Cray 2, a supercomputer, which was the world's faster computer in 1985.
China's stolen the US' chip-laden crown for building the world's fastest supercomputer. The National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-1A PC uses "American" chips from Intel and Nvidia, and supposedly it solves math problems 29million times faster than 1976's supercomputer.
The atoms of proteins move around in incredibly complicated ways, but modeling how all those moving parts fit together is vital to understanding biology. Now, thanks to a supercomputer, you can see every step of the process right here.
The People's Republic has unveiled more details on its quest to phase U.S.-made processors from its microchip diet. China's next supercomputer will run purely on Chinese processors, possibly before the end of this year.
Six NVIDIA GTX295 dual-GPU cards and one GTX275 single-GPU card add up to a "massive 12TFLOPS of computing power," and they fit into the Fastra II's desktop computer-sized case making it smaller and more powerful than the first Fastra supercomputer.