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New Device Spots Quantum Particle ‘Fingerprint’

New Device Spots Quantum Particle ‘Fingerprint’

Majorana particles have been observed by university researchers employing a device consisting of layers of magnetic insulators ...

Serverless Computing: Big Potential – with a Few ‘If’s’

Serverless Computing: Big Potential – with a Few ‘If’s’

Serverless computing has become one of enterprise technology’s hottest buzzwords, even though the term is a bit ...

DARPA Scales Its Electronics Effort

DARPA Scales Its Electronics Effort

The Pentagon’s top research agency is kicking off a multi-year effort to jumpstart U.S. electronics innovation with ...

A Cloud-Based Marketplace Designed to Ease FPGA Workload Acceleration

A Cloud-Based Marketplace Designed to Ease FPGA Workload Acceleration

A French “acceleration-as-a-service” company has joined the array of companies forming partnerships and ecosystems that push FPGA ...

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April 18, 2018(0)
Majorana particles have been observed by university researchers employing a device consisting of layers of magnetic insulators on a superconducting material. The advance opens the door to controlling the elusive particles as part of an alternative “topological” approach to quantum computing being pursued by Microsoft and others. Majorana particle hunters at the University of California at Los Angeles observed ... Full article
April 17, 2018(0)
Serverless computing has become one of enterprise technology’s hottest buzzwords, even though the term is a bit of a misnomer. No, servers aren’t going away. But serverless computing, also known as Function as a Service (FaaS), represents a dramatic change in how applications are run. Despite the increased agility that today’s heavily containerized environment has given developers, they also ... Full article
April 13, 2018(0)
The Pentagon’s top research agency is kicking off a multi-year effort to jumpstart U.S. electronics innovation with a July summit in Silicon Valley. The $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative was launched by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) last June to plot a post-Moore’s Law course for the U.S. electronics industry, a technology sector the agency has played a ... Full article
April 12, 2018(0)
A French “acceleration-as-a-service” company has joined the array of companies forming partnerships and ecosystems that push FPGA technology into the data center mainstream with the launch of a cloud-based marketplace that it says makes FPGA workload speed-ups more accessible to cloud users who are not familiar with FPGAs. Accelize has introduced AccelStore, offerering ready-to-use accelerator functions provided by an ... Full article
April 11, 2018(0)
 The rapid emergence of heterogeneous, accelerated computing in the advanced scale computing market took a step forward this week with two significant announcements designed to broaden adoption of lightning-quick FPGAs within mainstream x86 computing infrastructures. The news comes on the heels of the stir created last month by growing market traction for IBM’s Power9 chip and OpenPower platform, tightly ... Full article
April 6, 2018(0)
An innovative wind turbine design from a small company based in Madrid and Ávila, Spain, started with a radical idea derived from a 75-year old catastrophe. Engineer, inventor, and co-founder David Yáñez encountered film footage of the infamous Tacoma-Narrows bridge collapse in 1940, caused by wind-induced vibrations and oscillations. That video led to Yáñez’s “Eureka” moment of inspiration: If ... Full article
April 5, 2018(0)
In Intel’s latest (and possibly final) update to its Meltdown and Spectre mitigation guide, published April 3, the company revealed that a number of its older CPU models will not receive microcode updates intended to protect against one of the now notorious security vulnerabilities that came to light in early January and found to afflict most modern chips. Said Intel: ... Full article
April 4, 2018(0)
The breakneck pace of machine intelligence development is prompting welcome assessments of the ethical implications of a technology that will have a profound effect on workers, consumers and most every other segment of society. With that sobering reality in mind, a new risk assessment released by federal contractor Booz Allen Hamilton seeks to move beyond the often-heated rhetoric associated ... Full article
April 3, 2018(0)
Securing the Internet of Things appears to have advanced well beyond default factory settings to include data and network security features baked into IoT components as well as comprehensive approaches such as blockchain cryptography. The latest study by an IoT industry group found that data security along with network connectivity were key challenges as the technology moves from the ... Full article
March 29, 2018(0)
We have seen the future, it was on display at Nvidia’s GTC 2018 conference in San Jose this week, and if this stuff works*, man, the future will be interesting: 50,000-square-foot retail stores with few employees and no exasperating checkout lines – you walk in, pick out what you want, and leave. using the signals from our central nervous ... Full article
March 29, 2018(0)
Chip makers have been scrambling to find new applications for their wares, focusing on the Internet of Things, big data and emerging machine learning applications requiring more processing power. For now, it looks like they are succeeding. Driven by insatiable demand for memory chips, the global semiconductor industry had its biggest year in more than a decade. Annual revenue ... Full article
March 28, 2018(0)
The logistical and transactional advantages of blockchain technology could create more enterprise use cases based on the trusted sharing of data that eliminates third-party threats along with moves to develop industry standards that would fuel deployments, according to a new study that seeks to separate the distributed ledger technology’s promise from hype generated by early applications such as bitcoin ... Full article
March 28, 2018(0)
Nvidia unveiled a raft of new products from its annual technology conference in San Jose today, and as expected, there was no major new silicon announcement (or any mention of what’s next on the roadmap for that matter). Chip consumers can only handle so many refreshes and V100 just came out in September – but Nvidia did have a ... Full article
March 28, 2018(0)
Nvidia today revealed how it’s planning to use virtual reality technology to accelerate the testing of autonomous vehicles. The new offering, dubbed Drive Constellation, could dramatically improve the capability to test certain driving conditions, such as snow or blinding light, that can be hard to get in the real world. “I think the challenge that real world testing has ... Full article
March 27, 2018(0)
Nvidia upped the ante on GPU acceleration for deep learning with the latest release of inferencing engine that supports a range of machine intelligence applications running in datacenters as well as emerging automotive and robotics applications. Along with a new version of its TensorRT inference software integrated with Google’s TensorFlow framework, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) also announced a partnership with ... Full article
March 27, 2018(0)
At a new product extravaganza this morning during its GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose, Nvidia unveiled the new Volta-based Quadro GV100 with RTX technology, positioning the pairing as a transformative engine for real-time ray tracing, offering "the biggest advance in computer graphics since the introduction of programmable shaders 15 years ago." The Quadro GV100 GPU marks the introduction ... Full article
March 24, 2018(0)
For unalloyed venality, human trafficking has metastasized into one of the most horrific organized crimes against humanity since the Holocaust. It’s estimated that 40 million people, 80 percent of them girls and women, are currently ensnared in a nightmare of abduction, forced labor, sex work and, incredibly, the removal of organs for sale and transplant. Trafficking happens in the ... Full article
March 23, 2018(0)
HPC cloud specialist Nimbix this week announced the addition of IBM’s Power9 technology to the Nimbix cloud starting with an early access “gated program” available now to be followed by broader access in the spring. Timing of the announcement coincided with IBM Think 2018 Conference being held in Las Vegas and Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) scheduled for next ... Full article
March 22, 2018(0)
It turns out the transition to zeroes and ones—the vaunted “digital transformation” many companies seek—isn’t going as smoothly as many vendors would have them think. Like most organizational changes, the embrace of digital technologies such as AI, blockchain or whatever else is being hyped at the moment is mostly proceeding in fits and starts. That is among the findings ... Full article
March 21, 2018(0)
HPE today announced the latest rev of its HPE Apollo 6500 platform, Gen10, along with a spate of new AI-oriented offerings designed to help customers optimize and scale up their AI and deep learning usage. Like its Gen9 predecessor, HPE’s Apollo 6500 platform with the XL270d Gen10 server supports up to eight Pascal or Volta Nvidia GPUs — P40s, P100s ... Full article

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