Future Wafer Scale Chips Could Have 100 Trillion Transistors

The AI startup Cerebras has shown that a single wafer-scale Cerebras CS-1 can outperform one of the fastest supercomputers in the US by more than 200 times for physics simulations and many AI applications. They had 0.86 PetaFLOPS of performance on the single wafer system. The waferchip was built on a 16 nanomber FF process. …

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Memristors and HPE Machine Focused Computer Idea Seems Almost Dead

There was a lot of hype and promise around memristors and HPE bet huge amounts of research around creating a new computer paradigm around memristors and memory driven computing. The last major flurry of information and presentations from HPE was in 2018. From 2014-2018, HPE launched memory driven computing that was supposed to leverage memristor …

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Massively Profitable and Beneficial Path Needed to AGI

A lot of resources will be needed to create an Artificial General Intelligence. There are many efforts to make various narrow super-intelligence. Narrow Superintelligence are AI-related software systems that are beyond humans in some area of activity. Google makes a beyond human capability search engine. Google is a trillion-dollar company. Tesla is leading the way …

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Quantum Computing Progress is Way Faster Than Classical Computers

IBM says they could use 250 petabytes of memory and the best supercomputer to match a 53-qubit Google quantum computer on a particular problem. Scott Aaronson notes that this clearly shows that quantum supremacy is clearly emerging. IBM paper says the 200 Petaflop Summit at Oak Ridge National Lab with its 250 petabytes of hard …

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World’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 world’s fastest supercomputers. Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, NVIDIA ran HPL-AI computations in less than …

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Has Bought Cray and Will Push to ExaFLOP Supercomputers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has bought Cray Supercomputers. Cray Research was started in 1972 by the legendary supercomputer expert Seymour Cray. HPE and Cray want to lead in the Exascale era. The promise of Exascale is more than a single gigantic supercomputer or a performance milestone. It is the ability to take advantage of the …

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Most powerful supercomputer in Texas by 2019 with new cooling technology

A 250 petaflop supercomputer immersed in liquid coolant is being built in Texas. In 2019, it could be the world’s most powerful supercomputer. 40,000 server immersed in coolant are going into a data center in Houston. It is being built by DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG). It will perform cutting-edge computer modeling for energy companies and bring …

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Possible game changer in detection of submarines

China will try to use lasers, microwave radar and a lot of computation to detect submarines down to 500-meter depth. Experiments carried out by the United States and former Soviet Union achieved maximum detection depths of less than 100 meters, according to openly available information. The detection depth has been extended in recent years by …

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China is testing two prototype candidates for exascale supercomputers

China on Sunday put into operation a prototype supercomputer that will test out possible technologies and architectures for an exaFLOP supercomputer in 2020 or 2021. The Sunway exascale computer prototype was developed by the National Research Center of Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology (NRCPC), the National Supercomputing Center in Jinan, east China’s Shandong Province, and …

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