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artificial intelligenceXilinx adaptive and intelligent computing will give 20 times better performance for deep learning

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Xilinx the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, today announced a new breakthrough product category called adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP) that goes far beyond the capabilities of an FPGA. An ACAP is a highly integrated multi-core heterogeneous compute platform …

computersBreakthrough to enable computers that are 100 times faster

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Following three years of extensive research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Dr. Uriel Levy and his team have created technology that will enable our computers—and all optic communication devices—to run 100 times faster through terahertz microchips. Until now, two …

advanced lithographyVery tough to squeeze the last bit of performance at 5 nanometers and smaller

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Engineers see many options to create 5-, 3- and even 2-nanometer semiconductor process technologies but they will have trouble getting performance improvements as things are made smaller. They are looking at trying to getting the last 10-40% of improvements in …

artificial intelligencePerfectly faked video, voice and picture evidence is coming

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AI researchers for Nvidia developed an unsupervised learning method for computers which allows for changes to video content it’s fed. AI software can also generate faces for people who do not exist. Google Wavenet can generate imitated speech and there …

carbon nanotubesMass production of new class of carbon nanotube semiconductors is close

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University of Waterloo chemists have found a way to simultaneously control the orientation and select the size of single-walled carbon nanotubes deposited on a surface. That means the developers of semiconductors can use carbon as opposed to silicon, which will …

computersGet 3x more performance than an entire rack of 24 HDD

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The Micron 5200 series of SATA SSDs (solid state drives) use industry-leading 64-layer 3D NAND. The Micron 5200 SSD delivers best-in-class performance and capacity on the same proven architecture as the 5100 series. Designed for virtualized server workloads that power …

computersLess than 5% of India’s techies are ready for higher end AI and cloud computing work

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7 of India’s biggest IT companies including Infosys, Wipro and Cognizant are laid off 56,000 engineers in 2017. 2017 layoffs were double the level in 2016. This is because they are not prepared to adapt to newer technologies. Less than …

computersMaking hard drives 100X more reliable and triple data capacity

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The primary challenge with microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) involved the spin torque oscillator (STO)— and those issues have now been solved thanks to Western Digitals innovative STO breakthroughs. Western Digital has produced prototype MAMR drives this year, and would give …

3d3D System on a chip can solve memory problems and boost compute performance 1000 times by 2021

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3D System on a chip technology at 7 nanometer lithography can provide a 1000X speed up for machine learning and other applications. The S3S 2017 program includes a paper by MonolithIC 3D Inc which will present a monolithic 3D technology …

computers40 years too late- Bill Gates says ctrl-alt-delete should have been one button

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says if he could go back in time, there’d be something more intuitive than the two-handed Ctrl-Alt-Delete command to interrupt a process. In 2013 Gates said it was “mistake” requiring the three keys before logging in …