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exaflopWorld’s Fastest Supercomputer Triples Performance to 445 PetaFLOPS

Using HPL-AI, a new approach to benchmarking AI supercomputers, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Summit supercomputer system reached 445 petaflops or nearly half an exaflops. The system’s official Linpack performance is 148 petaflops announced in the new TOP500 list of the …

cryptocurrenciesRBC Capital Markets is predicting Nvidia will make the best cryptocurrency optimized chips

Nvidia, graphic processing unit (GPU) maker, was announced as the smartest among all public and private companies by MIT because of its business savvy and innovative technologies. Nvidia is the leading provider of processing power for AI software, and its …

artificial intelligenceNvidia Volta GPU has over 120 Teraflops for Deep Learning and 5X power of Nvidia Pascal GPU

NVIDIA today launched Volta™ — the world’s most powerful GPU computing architecture, created to drive the next wave of advancement in artificial intelligence and high performance computing. The company also announced its first Volta-based processor, the NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 data …

artificial intelligenceChina inducting J20 stealth fighters into air force as active service planes

At least six J-20s stealth fighters are in active service, with four tail numbers 78271,78272,78273 and 78274 identified. And another six are ready to be delivered by end of Dec 2016 According to the Chinese aviation expert Dafeng Cao who …

AGIWill The Simple Act Of Building Cheap Energy Make Possible Superrapid Economic Growth?

A guest article by Joseph Friedlander Neil Craig back in 2012 made a few posts on direct correlation of energy + economic growth that made the astonishing assertion, IIRC that simply building enough energy sources would generate very rapid economic …

artificial intelligenceGoogle Only Larry Page’s Proof of Concept and Now They Expand to Alphabet

Google was only Larry Page’s first proof-of-concept. Google will now restructure its operations into a General Electric-like conglomerate called Alphabet, of which the search company will become just one division. Google pioneered what has become the archetype of the modern …

artificial intelligenceDrone Tourism

Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the Valley of the Temples, a large park of Greek ruins situated on the south-west coast of Sicily. But soon you could be able to get a drone’s-eye view of the sights. …

carsNASA Space habitat NextStep is to get to 60 days in Cislunar Space and then scale for manned Mars Missions

Seven NASA NextSTEP habitat projects will have initial performance periods of up to 12 months, at a value of $400,000 to $1 million for the study and development efforts, and the potential for follow-on phases to be defined during the …

big dataChina signs more high speed rail deals for Africa and is in talks for Asian projects

China has signed a deal to build a 480km railway link between Kenya’s largest seaport of Mombasa and the capital Nairobi — the first stage of a line that will eventually link Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. The …

GPGPUCoal is Still Dominant and no solution is being scaled to meet the challenge of cheap energy

Far East and African demand for energy will be realized in majority by coal in the next 25 years. Majority = 60%, in this case. This is not consistent with the loud plea to cut CO2 output and tomorrow’s IPCC …