A global group of scientists are spending the next ten years and over a billion dollars to try and develop a computer simulation of the brain. Meanwhile, in Washington, the U.S. equivalent is on pause.
The Tianhe-2 was ranked No. 1 on the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. This marks China’s first return to the top position since November 2010, when the Tianhe-1A was named top dog.
A supercomputer with 3,000 graphics processing units simulates the microbial structure that antiretroviral drugs attack.
Today, the race for better, smaller, faster supercomputers includes an adjective that wasn’t nearly as common five years ago: greener. In other words, more energy efficient. And, not incidentally, cheaper.
Five years ago it was the world’s fastest computer running over a million billion calculations per second, but today Los Alamos Lab’s Roadrunner supercomputer is being decommissioned.
Department of Energy completes work on Titan supercomputer with Nvidia’s graphics chips and AMD microprocessors.
Adapteva is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter in an ambitious, last-ditch effort to create a $99 supercomputer for the masses.
Lick that cone, ice cream boy. Just don’t be thinking about the trillions of calculations that went into making that flavor taste just right.
IBM’s Watson supercomputer — and champion of trivia game Jeopardy! — is headed to hospitals to help doctors quickly register a patient’s complaints and symptoms and diagnose problems.
The war is over, and humanity has ceded its crown as the master of trivia to IBM’s Watson supercomputer.
There’s no rest for the weary cyberbrain. IBM’s Watson supercomputer, which soundly trounced its human competitors after a three-night Jeopardy competition, will be bringing its talents to the health care industry, thanks to a new research partnership announced today with Nuance Communications.
After tying for first place last night, IBM’s Watson supercomputer trounced its human competitors tonight in the conclusion of the first round of its Jeopardy challenge.