Chips for Deep learning continue to leapfrog in capabilities and efficiency

Deep learning has continued to drive the computing industry’s agenda in 2016. But come 2017, experts say the Artificial Intelligence community will intensify its demand for higher performance and more power efficient “inference” engines for deep neural networks. The current deep learning system leverages advances in large computation power to define network, big data sets …

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Kitegen testing 3 Megawatt system and has plans for 50 more units

The first preproduction sample of Kitegen (3 Megawatt prototype), is nearing completion in an area used to dump the City of Sommariva Perno and will come into operation soon. Once fully operational the plant will work for 6000 hours per year and will be able to meet the electricity demand of about 30,000 households. Kitegen …

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Turning Waste Heat Into Power

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software A “forest” of molecules holds the promise of turning waste heat into electricity. UA physicists discovered that because of quantum effects, electron waves traveling along the backbone of each molecule interfere with each other, leading to the buildup of a voltage between the hot and cold …

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BP Collected 14,800 Barrels of Oil on June 7 and Could Increase Collection by 5000+ More Barrels Within a Week

Ad Support : Nano Technology   Netbook    Technology News    Computer Software BP Plc’s seabed containment cap collected 14,800 barrels of oil on Monday, the highest capture rate since the system was installed last week. A drill ship now collecting the captured oil has a capacity of 15,000 barrels a day. A nearby service rig is being prepared …

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Nanowires Go 2D and 3D and are Biocompatible

Taking nanomaterials to a new level of structural complexity, Harvard scientists have determined how to introduce kinks into arrow-straight nanowires, transforming them into zigzagging two- and three-dimensional structures with correspondingly advanced functions. Among possible applications, the authors say, the new technology could foster a new nanoscale approach to detecting electrical currents in cells and tissues. …

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Dwave System is Discussing Sales of 128 Qubit Quantum Computers

Geordie Rose, CTO of Dwave Systems answered some of my questions in the comments of his blog. 1. Is the 128 qubit system being sold as a service or product yet ? We are talking with some folks about hosting 128 qubit systems so the answer to #1 is “yes”. 2. Is that happening by …

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First Production Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography On Track for Second Half of 2010

Carl Zeiss, the world’s leading manufacturer of optical systems for chip fabrication, has now delivered a complete optical system for production-ready Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL), a new technology for microchip fabrication. This optical system forms a core module of the first EUVL production system from the Dutch manufacturer and long-term partner to Carl Zeiss, ASML. …

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