Nvidia has GPU with Tensor cores has 9 times deep learning speed of previous Nvidia GPU

NVIDIA TITAN V is the most powerful graphics card ever created for the PC, driven by the world’s most advanced architecture—NVIDIA Volta. NVIDIA’s supercomputing GPU architecture is now here for your PC, and fueling breakthroughs in every industry. * Titan V is priced at $2,999 * specialized for AI and scientific simulation processing * 110 …

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Google will put mini-TPUs into upcoming cellphones

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 deep learning. The new TPU has 180 teraflops of processing power. It was not revealed …

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Nvidia 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 center GPU, which brings extraordinary speed and scalability for AI inferencing and training, as well …

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

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 containing the remnants of feathered dinosaurs have been found before, an amber specimen described on …

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China gaining greater influence as lender of last resort for Russia, Argentina and Venezuela

Quotes from the Godfather Movie about Debts and favors owed Bonasera: How much shall I pay you? [the Don turns away dismissively, but Bonasera stays on] Don Corleone: Bonasera, Bonasera, what have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you’d come to me in friendship, this scum who ruined your daughter …

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Android has 80% of the smartphone market and Apple has 14%

Global smartphone shipments grew 47 percent to hit 230 million devices in the second quarter of 2013, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics. And Android captured record market share of 80 percent. Apple iOS reached 14 percent global smartphone share in the quarter. Microsoft has 4%. There will likely a bit …

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Brain simulation and graphene projects win Billion Euro Funding

The European Commission has selected the two research proposals it will fund to the tune of half-a-billion euros each after a two-year, high-profile contest. The Human Brain Project, led by neuroscientist Henry Markram at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, plans to simulate everything known about the human brain in a supercomputer. …

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Thin Metamaterial Cloaking of static electric and magnetic fields

Scientists at Southeast University in Nanjing have developed a “nearly perfect” cloaking device for hiding DC current, a building block toward optical invisibility. The DC cloak is also ultrathin — only 1 cm thick, which is the absolute limit for thinness of this type of practical demonstration. It is a network of resistors, common parts …

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US Navy now expects laser cannons on ships in Just Two Years Away

Wired Danger Room – ” Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the chief of the Office of Naval Research, the Navy’s chief futurist is pushing up the anticipated date for when sailors can expect to use laser weapons on the decks of their ships, and raising expectations for robotic submarines. The US Navy should have laser cannons …

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