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chinaDetails of China’s Three Prototypes of Exaflop Supercomputer Architectures

China is building three prototypes for exaflop supercomputers. Depei Qian gave a talk at SC18 is now available. China is building three prototypes with about 2 to 4 Petaflops of performance. The three systems are by Sugon, Tianhe and Sunway. …

air forceBoeing Reveals Drone Wingman

Boeing will create a jet fighter companion drone for Australia’s airforce. The Boeing Airpower Teaming System will provide a disruptive advantage for allied forces’ manned/unmanned missions. Jet fighter drones will eventually provide force multiplier benefits for Air Force pilots. In …

artificial intelligenceThe End of Moore’s Law in Detail and Starting a New Golden Age

John Hennessy talked about the end of Moore’s Law and the start of a new golden age. He described the specifics of how general computer chips from Intel and others were sped up over decades. Speed came from scaling, parallelism …

carsNIO Builds Luxury Electric SUVs and Sells a Luxury Lifestyle

NIO sells luxury electric SUVs in China for about US$60,000 each. NIO is at the intersection of several high growth markets in China. The high-growth markets are electric cars, luxury goods and a segment of very rich people. NIO provides …

artificial intelligenceGraphcore Chips Could Speed Up AI by 100 Times

Graphcore’s IPU (Intelligence Processing Unit) accelerators and Poplar software together make the fastest and most flexible platform for current and future machine intelligence applications, lowering the cost of AI in the cloud and datacenter, improving performance and efficiency by between …

artificial intelligenceA Tsunami of Fake News is On Its Way and Here is How

The Elon Musk funded OpenAI non-profit has created a breakthrough system for writing high-quality text. It can write text, performs basic reading comprehension, machine translation, question answering, and summarization and all without task-specific training. The system is able to take …

chinaXiaomi Continues to Dominate India’s Smartphone Market

Xiaomi continues its domination of the India Smartphone market with 28.9% of the fourth quarter market share. Compared to 2017 Q4, they grew 28.6% in sales in 2018 Q4. The Xiaomi Redmi series phones and the opening of rural stores …

antiagingNew Understanding of the Biology of Senescent Cells in Hearts Could Lead to Antiaging Progress

Newcastle University researchers are exploring the effects of removing senescent cells that form as a result of a heart attack. Heart cells, cardiomyocytes, rarely divide it was not known how these cells could become senescent. Senescent cells are also called …