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How neuromorphic ‘brain chips’ will begin the next era in computing

Posted on 09/29 14:23 in Shows | 0

Make no mistake: neuromorphic computing is going to change the world, and it’s going to do it more quickly than you might imagine.Part of the reason a digital computer is more efficient than a human being is its transistors can fire with incredible speed — but so can our neurons.

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IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership

Posted on 09/29 18:56 in Shows | 0

IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon have all signed on as marquis members, though the group hopes to expand even further over time.The goal is to create a body that can provide a platform for discussions among stakeholders and work out best practices for the artificial intelligence industry.

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Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Posted on 10/04 14:44 in Shows | 0

Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

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Google puts Intel on notice, ‘looks forward’ to using non-Intel chips within its cloud

Posted on 10/17 16:26 in Shows | 0

Other vendors, like IBM or ARM, have an even smaller market share than AMD.That could change in the next few years, however, and Google has flung its support behind a new interconnect standard, OpenCAPI, and IBM’s POWER9 CPU architecture.

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New crowdfunding project promises an ATX motherboard for IBM’s Power8

Posted on 10/19 22:22 in Shows | 0

A new crowdfunding project seeks to change that, with plans to build a completely open motherboard based around Power8.The hardware itself will support multiple Linux distros, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu.

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IBM claims moving to Mac drastically reduced support calls, operating costs

Posted on 10/21 13:57 in Shows | 0

“The goal was to deliver a great employee choice program and strive to achieve the best Mac program,” Previn said.The $273 to $543 savings is the expected amount over four years compared with a conventional Windows PC deployment.

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Nintendo patent filings suggest the Switch could be hiding some significant features

Posted on 10/24 21:25 in Shows | 0

On the one hand, major corporations want to build support for features and capabilities to excite customers and developers.Polygon has written an in-depth description of the capabilities of Nintendo’s Switch as described in various patent filings.

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IBM, Nvidia release new PowerAI software suite for deep learning projects

Posted on 11/15 20:59 in Shows | 0

At some point this year the big buzzword appears to have shifted away from “the cloud” to “deep learning.In similar fashion, everybody who’s anybody is setting machine learning loose on problems — especially the much-beloved process of deep learning.

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IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you

Posted on 02/16 17:11 in Shows | 0

Modern machine learning — often just referred to as “AI” — has largely been the province of specially trained computer scientists who traffic in exotic modeling frameworks and graduate level math.First, by providing a simplified experience for data modeling and model deployment, it aims to bring those tasks within reach of domain experts already employed by enterprise customers.

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IBM is making its quantum computer API available to the public

Posted on 03/06 16:06 in Shows | 0

That company has taken the lead on quantum computing and provides its own 2048-bit quantum annealers for solving certain types of problems.Back in May 2016, IBM announced it would make its five-qubit universal quantum computer available to developers who applied for permission to use the system.

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IBM Accidentally Shipped Malware to its Business Customers

Posted on 05/03 19:23 in Shows | 0

One thing consumers and enterprise customers do have in common, however, is that shipping them malware is a really bad idea.Last week, IBM announced that it had accidentally distributed malware to some of its Storwize customers via a USB drive.

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IBM Announces 5nm Breakthrough Using Silicon Nanosheets

Posted on 06/06 15:10 in Shows | 0

The diagram below shows the progression from a traditional 2D transistor (left) to a FinFET structure (right), to a GAAFET (bottom).The structure of the IBM nanosheet design means that the fin, which formerly stuck “up” out of the transistor, is now effectively a silicon nanowire.

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IBM, US Air Force Are Building a Neuromorphic Supercomputer

Posted on 06/26 15:57 in Shows | 0

The new supercomputer will consist of 64 million neurons and 16 billion synapses, while using just 10W of wall power.Superficially, the two seem similar — brains, like CPUs, receive inputs, perform calculations based on those inputs, and then return a result.

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The IBM Model F Keyboard Returns After a 30-Year Hiatus

Posted on 07/07 03:27 in Shows | 0

That’s when IBM started producing the Model F keyboard.A one-man operation has started producing brand new Model F keyboards, and you can order one now.

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IBM's New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time

Posted on 07/17 18:23 in Shows | 0

The new IBM Z can encrypt all the data in an enterprise at all times.To combat this increasing menace, IBM worked with 150 clients to develop the Z mainframe.

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IBM Stuffs a Whopping 330TB of Data into a Tiny Cartridge

Posted on 08/02 19:29 in Shows | 0

Still, tape drives continue to exist in enterprise, and they’ve been advancing by leaps and bounds while you haven’t been paying attention.That works out to a whopping 330TB of uncompressed data on a single tape drive cartridge.

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