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U.S. sets plan to build two exascale supercomputers

Both systems, using different architectures, will be developed simultaneously in 2019 -- if the Trump administration goes along with the plan

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Microsoft puts quantum computing higher on its hardware priority list

The company is stepping up efforts to make quantum computing hardware and software

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Will Trump let China beat the U.S. in supercomputing?

China and the U.S. are in a race to build bigger and faster supercomputers. Will the Trump Administration let the Chinese win?

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Google goes all in on cloud machine learning with new services

Google's latest cloud machine learning enhancements are aimed at everyone from job applicants to corporate customers

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Cray aims for the 500-petaflop mark with XC50 supercomputer

Cray's XC50 supercomputer will support the latest coprocessors from Intel and Nvidia for scientific computing

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China still has the two most powerful supercomputers in the world

The US and China are neck and neck at 171 systems each, according to the Top500 supercomputer list

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The march toward exascale computers

Petaflop supercomputers have become standard. But be prepared to pay: These machines can be as expensive to operate as they are to purchase

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IBM's new Power8 server packs in Nvidia's speedy NVLink interconnect

Nvidia's NVLink interface in IBM's new server gives a five-fold speed boost to communications between CPUs and GPUs

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Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

'There is a pending lethal attack, and the clock is ticking,' a new report warns

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Open source 25-core chip can be stringed into a 200,000-core computer

Researchers at Princeton University have built a 25-core chip that can scaled easily to create a 200,000-core computer

Fujitsu's Post K supercomputer with have PrimeHPC FX10 servers

ARM has a new weapon in race to build world's fastest computers

ARM's new supercomputer chip design with vector extensions will be in Japan's Post-K computer, which will be deployed in 2020

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Intel's Knights Mill mega-chip to take on GPUs in AI

Intel has secretly developed a mega-chip called Knights Mill with the hope to advance artificial intelligence.

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Supercomputers give a glimpse of cybersecurity's automated future

Seven supercomputers competed in a contest to find software vulnerabilities

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Why 'qudits' (not qubits) may be the key to quantum computing

Announcing what they say is a major advance, Russian scientists propose that qudits could make it easier to build a working quantum device

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IBM prepares Power9 to take on Intel and ARM

The Power chip already seen significant adoption wins for high-end servers

U.S. to have 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018

The Dept. of Energy responds to China's 124.5-petaflop supercomputer with an IBM system, named Summit, intended for its Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Fujitsu drops Sparc, turns to ARM for Post-K supercomputer

Using ARM processors in servers could be Fujitsu's next step, chipping away at Intel's dominance there

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Intel pits monster 72-core Xeon Phi chip against GPUs

When introducing its new monster 72-core Xeon Phi chip, Intel couldn't help but take a swipe at graphics processors being sluggish for some tasks.

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