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Piton processor

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.

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

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Google just made a leap for quantum computing

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

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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

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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

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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

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IBM's quantum processor comes out of hiding

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

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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

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