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NSA, DOE see China nearing supercomputing leadership

China's computing efforts are a threat to U.S. national security and may undermine profitable parts of the U.S. economy, a new report warns

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IBM's new Q program will include a 50-qubit quantum computer

IBM's plans for its Q quantum computing services will bring conventional computers one step closer to the trash heap

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D-Wave's $15 million quantum computer runs a staggering 2,000 qubits

D-Wave's 2000Q quantum computer will ship to select customers but could ultimately be available to others via the cloud

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China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race

China announces plans to produce an exascale prototype by year end -- well ahead of the U.S.

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Best of Digital Storm's big, bad builds at CES 2017

Up close and personal with Digital Storm's Aventum 3, Bolt X, and Project Modena.

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ARM tackles server compatibility issues with Allinea acquisition

ARM has a big problem -- it rules in smartphones and tablets but hasn't broken into servers and supercomputers. ARM servers are devalued partly because many applications don't run work with the chips.

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Rick Perry, climate change skeptic, soon to oversee U.S. supercomputing

Former Texas governor has called for closing the Energy Department he's been tapped to run

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New supercomputer will unite x86, Power9, and ARM chips

Ambitious supercomputer being built at Barcelona Supercomputing Center will host a trifecta of chip architectures

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4 no-bull takeaways from Microsoft quantum computing

Microsoft plans to create its own quantum computing systems; here's how the company is doing so differently and how it can do it better

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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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