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chinaChina’s 240 petaflop supercomputer and 200+ petaflop US supercomputer will be competing in a few months

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China will be launching one of three pre-exaFlop supercomputers later this year. The new supercomputer will be 200 times faster and have 100 times more storage capacity than the Tianhe-1 supercomputer, China’s first petaflop supercomputer launched in 2010, Zhang said. …

exaflopNew supercomputers and the exaFLOP race

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China has an exaflop supercomputer budget of $150 million to $300 million. The exaflop supercomputer could be built as early as 2019. It is to be built in Shandong province coast as soon as 2019 to support ocean research in …

chinaChina leads in top 500 supercomputers with 202 versus the US with 143

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China has overtaking the US in the total number of ranked supercomputer systems in the top 500 by a margin of 202 to 143. It is the largest number of supercomputers China has ever claimed on the TOP500 ranking, with …

artificial intelligenceIntel AI accelerator capable of Trillion operations per second per watt

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Intel today introduced its new Movidius™ Myriad™ X vision processing unit (VPU), advancing Intel’s end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous capabilities across a wide range of product categories including drones, robotics, smart cameras and virtual …

artificial intelligenceDeep Learning at 15 Petaflops from Intel and partners

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An Arxiv paper, presents the first, 15-PetaFLOP Deep Learning system for solving scientific pattern classification problems on contemporary HPC architectures. Intel researchers and parters developed supervised convolutional architectures for discriminating signals in high-energy physics data as well as semi-supervised architectures …

artificial intelligenceGoogle will put mini-TPUs into upcoming cellphones

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Nextbigfuture talked to an attendee of 2017 Google IO and he reported that Google will be putting mini versions of the second generation TPU (tensor processing unit) into all new google cellphones. The TPU is optimized for artificial intelligence and …

asiaTrump administration investigating the large scale development of space with Spacex and Blue Origin likely big winners

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The Trump administration is considering a bold and controversial vision for the U.S. space program that calls for a “rapid and affordable” return to the moon by 2020, the construction of privately operated space stations and the redirection of NASA’s …

artificial intelligenceWorld’s first spintronics-based artificial intelligence

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Researchers at Tohoku University have, for the first time, successfully demonstrated the basic operation of spintronics-based artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence, which emulates the information processing function of the brain that can quickly execute complex and complicated tasks such as image …

artificial intelligenceBest, most beautiful and most useful examples of dinosaur feathers found in amber

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An amber specimen is now said to hold one of the best, most beautiful and most useful examples of dinosaur feathers. In recent decades, it’s become increasingly clear that modern-day birds are related to dinosaurs. And, while specimens of amber …

chinaPokemon Go and other games will be the nexus of making the augmented reality everywhere and gaming enhancing wearables on everyone

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Pokemon Go became the top US mobile game within days of its launch. Many see it reaching 1 billion global installs to surpass the 550 million peak of Candy Crush. Pokemon Go and the follow on Mario and Zelda augmented …