computers Archive

bitcoinRussia’s attempted voter hacking used malware and $95000 worth of bitcoin

Twelve members of russian intelligence were indicted for trying to hack the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee, and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton using malware. They released information on the internet under the names “DCLeaks” and …

computersChina building domestic AMD chips and Europe has new supercomputer Arm and RISC-V chips

Hygon, chinese semiconductor company, is now making Zen-based x86 CPUs using a licensing agreement it signed with AMD in 2016. Dhyana x86 processors are copies of AMD’s own Zen-based EPYC processor. AMD was paid $293 million in cash and will …

computersNew silicon photonics will cut data center power by up to 50% and increase supercomputer speed

New optical modulators (the device that encodes digital information onto a light signal) use 100 times less energy than commercial modulators and the research modulators are only 5% of the size of the commercial devices. The new on chip photonic …

computersTowards large-scale microchips with graphene

The union of graphene with semiconductors and dielectric insulators allows the development of electronic circuits. European scientists, taking part in the 2Dfun project, have found innovative ways to manufacture this triple layered product on an industrial scale. Beyond graphene, there …

computersMRAM data retention improved from 1 hour to 1 year with other gains

Spin Transfer Technologies has developed vastly improved MRAM memory using its unique Precessional Spin Current (PSC™) structure. The results from advanced testing of the PSC structure confirm that it will increase the spin-torque efficiency of any MRAM device by 40-70 …

computersComputronium universe – computation limits of computronium and limits to the universe

Ray Kurzweil discusses having a universe filled with Computronium. He discusses this happening within 200 years if wormholes or some other means allow faster than light travel. What would the computation limits of computronium be? There are several physical and …

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

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

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

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

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 …