Hewlett Packard Enterprise Has Bought Cray and Will Push to ExaFLOP Supercomputers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has bought Cray Supercomputers. Cray Research was started in 1972 by the legendary supercomputer expert Seymour Cray. HPE and Cray want to lead in the Exascale era. The promise of Exascale is more than a single gigantic supercomputer or a performance milestone. It is the ability to take advantage of the …

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Saving Half of the Clean Energy in the USA and the World

Nuclear power provides half of the low-carbon clean energy in the United States. Providing $12-17 per megawatt hour in credits would preserve this clean energy. This would be the cheapest way to preserve most of the low carbon energy in the world. A France level of nuclear energy buildup on a global scale would eliminate …

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Google’s Eric Schmidt says US could lose lead in AI and Basic Science Research to China

Artificial intelligence is the new frontier, and the Defense Department must invest in this breakthrough or be in danger of not being competitive in the future, said Eric Schmidt, the chairman of the Defense Innovation Board, during a discussion at the Center for a New American Security today. Schmidt spoke about the Chinese AI program. …

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Alpha Go Zero becomes best at Go in 40 days by only playing itself without any human input

AlphaGo became the first program to defeat a world champion in the game of Go. The tree search in AlphaGo evaluated positions and selected moves using deep neural networks. These neural networks were trained by supervised learning from human expert moves, and by reinforcement learning from self-play. DeepMind created an algorithm based solely on reinforcement …

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Alibaba to Spend $15 Billion on Moonshot projects with AI and Quantum Computer focus

Alibaba will more than double research and development spending to $15 billion over the next three years to develop next-generation technology, drive its sprawling business and explore moonshot projects that could upend industries. The e-commerce giant plans to set up seven research labs and hire 100 scientists around the world to delve into artificial intelligence, …

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Robots taking half of our jobs within 20 years claim is ludicrous according to Rodney Brooks

Rodney Brooks, robotics entrepreneur and expert, says that claims that robots will take half of our jobs within 10-20 years are ludicrous. They claim we will go from one million grounds and maintenance workers in the U.S. to only 50,000 in 10 to 20 years, because robots will take over those jobs. How many robots …

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Floating Point 16 bit will be at 2-3 exaflop supercomputers in 2018

Double precision exaflop/second has been the traditional definition of general purpose exaflop supercomputer. There are domain-specific machines and even the American DoE Summit and Sierra supercomputers where it can be different. These two machines, because of the NVIDIA Volta, will have significant acceleration speed in reduced precision arithmetic FP16, with what they call their Tensor …

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Technical pictures and info on 95 petaflop supercomputer

Satoshi Matsuoka‏ tweeted out details of a technical presentation on upgrades to the second most powerful supercomputer in the world, Tianhe-2A (improved from 56 petaflops to 95 petaflops). Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News …

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World number two supercomputer will have doubled power to 95 petaflops

China is upgrading its number two supercomputer with new Chinese-made Matrix-2000 GPDSP accelerators. They will replace the existing Intel Knights Corner Xeon Phi coprocessors that were installed in the Tianhe-2 back in 2013. The upgraded supercomputer will be called the Tianhe-2A. The original plan was to upgrade the system with the newer Knights Landing devices. …

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Putin, China, USA see Artificial Intelligence as key to future geopolitical power

Putin addressed 16000 Russian Schools with the following statement: “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia but for all humankind,” he said, via live video beamed to 16,000 selected schools. “Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.” There is an intensifying race among Russia, China, and …

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