computers

computersAbout 2020 for Samsung 3 Nanometer MBCFET Chip on Roadmap

Samsung’s 3nm Gate-All-Around (GAA) process, 3GAE, development is on track. The Process Design Kit (PDK) version 0.1 for 3GAE was released in April to help customers get an early start on the design work and enable improved design competitiveness along …

carsTesla Will Showcase Full Self Driving Computer on Monday

Tesla will showcase the full self-driving computer (FSD) on Monday and will provide test drives of Tesla's that are using the FSD computer.

computersIBM May 4 Hackathon to Address California Wildfires

Call for Code, a worldwide, multi-year initiative that inspires developers to solve pressing global problems with sustainable software solutions. You may even have participated in the 2018 Global Challenge. Over 100,000 developers from 156 nations competed in the previous Call …

artificial intelligenceEconomic Growth and AI Progress Depends on Better Hardware

Improved computer performance has been driving the boom in deep learning and artificial intelligence. 50% of the productivity growth for the world for the past 40 years in the US and the world came from the massive improvements in computer …

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 …

artificial intelligenceWave Computing’s Dataflow Acceleration of Deep Learning

Wave Computing accelerates deep learning by using dataflow technology to eliminate the need for a host and co-processor in the processing of a neural network. In November, 2018, Wave Computing closed their Series E funding round at $86 million. Total …

astronomyMetal Remains of the Starman Roadster Will Eventually Crash into Earth, Venus or the Sun

In February, 2018, SpaceX launched a Falcon Heavy which placed a Tesla Roadster with the Starman into on an Earth and Mars crossing orbit. The Roadster-Starman will come within a lunar distance of the Earth within the next 100 years. …

artificial intelligenceQuantexa Uses Context-Aware Artificial Intelligence to Uncover Human Trafficking Networks

Quantexa has developed revolutionary Entity Resolution and Network Analytics technology that enable deeper insights into complex financial and real-world criminal problems like human trafficking. Quantexa is able to use their technology to model and achieve a true understanding of groups …

biologyTraveling Amoeba for Better Traveling Salesman Solutions

Traveling Salesman Problems are in a class of very difficult mathematical problems called NP-Complete problems. The possible solutions scales at insanely high levels that go far beyond current supercomputers. Better solutions for these problems could enable postal services, airlines and …

algorithmsAnalog Solver Could Find the Best Solutions to NP-hard Problems.

Zoltan Toroczkai and collaborators have been working toward developing a novel analog mathematical approach that will help advance computation beyond the digital framework. They have a mathematical, analog “solver” that can potentially find the best solution to NP-hard problems. NP-hardness …