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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.

China's Sunway TaihuLight supercomputer

China builds world’s fastest supercomputer without U.S. chips

China's massive system runs real applications and is 'not just a stunt machine,' says top U.S. supercomputing researcher

google quantum qubit

Google just made a leap for quantum computing

Combining two approaches could lead to a more scalable system, the researchers say

HPE Antonio Neri

HPE invites open-source developers to pitch in on 'The Machine'

A prototype device with the brand-new computer architecture is expected later this year

xeon e7v4 on wafer white

Intel's next monster 24-core chip is made for high-performance computers

Intel's 24-core Xeon E7-8890 v4 chip could help protect against bank fraud, the company says

D-Wave Vern Brownell

The quantum era has begun, this CEO says

'It opens up a completely new tool chest for scientists and developers,' said D-Wave CEO Vern Brownell

cray urika gx supercomputer

Need more analytics speed? Cray wants to light a fire under your big data

The new Urika-GX supercomputing platform is tuned for highly iterative and interactive analytics

Quantum computing

Want to run apps on IBM's quantum cloud? Don't hold your breath

Plans to offer quantum computer access via IBM's cloud platform are vapor until we can run real-world apps on it

IBM qubit processor

IBM's quantum processor comes out of hiding

The company will open up a 5-qubit quantum processor to everyone through the cloud

Digital Key, security, encryption

Quantum computers pose a huge threat to security, and the NIST wants your help

An upcoming competition will invite the public to propose and test 'quantum-resistant' encryption schemes

European Union

Europe places $1 billion bet on quantum computing

Aim is to place Europe at the forefront of a technological revolution that offers 'spectacular possibilities,' one researcher says

The 20-petaflop Titan supercomputer

U.S. efforts to build next-gen supercomputer take shape

American plans envision a system that can solve science problems 50 times faster than the 20-petaflop systems now available

First-aid kit medicine remedy fix cross

Linux scheduler bug got you down? Here's a fast fix

Bugs in the Linux scheduler can cause performance degradation in heavily multithreaded loads, but a do-it-yourself fix is available

rmit quantum

Quantum computing, here we come: A qubit data bus may soon be possible

A research breakthrough could put much faster computing within reach

Network servers

Supercomputing shifts from power to purpose

Processing data creates a different set of demands, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise looks to target specific needs

mit building 10 great dome cambridge massachusetts

MIT's new 5-atom quantum computer could make today's encryption obsolete

The scalable new system could easily crack RSA techniques

Quantum computing

Quantum computing may be moving out of science fiction

Progress seen as IBM doubles down on its research, and NASA and Google back D-Wave

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