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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 July summit in Silicon Valley. The $1.5 billion Electronics Resurgence Initiative was ...Full Article

Memory Demand Propels Booming Chip Market

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. ...Full Article

Nvidia Launches Volta-based Quadro GPU with RTX for Real-Time Ray Tracing

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 ...Full Article

Graphics Apps Shift to Cloud

Graphics-heavy applications based on Linux or Windows can now be accessed remotely via the public cloud with the availability of Teradici Corp.'s cloud connection software on the Amazon Web ...Full Article

Deep Learning Portends ‘Sea Change’ for Oil and Gas Sector

The billowing compute and data demands that spurred the oil and gas industry to be the largest commercial users of high-performance computing are now propelling the competitive sector to ...Full Article

IBM Adds V100 GPUs to IBM Cloud; Targets AI, HPC

IBM today announced availability of Nvidia V100 GPUs in the IBM Cloud. The move keeps pace with Amazon and Microsoft Azure which also offer V100s and is more evidence ...Full Article

FPGAs, ASICs Seen Driving Machine Learning

As machine learning makes steady progress in enterprise datacenters, industry observers are forecasting the emergence of a new wave of machine learning chips in the coming year, a market ...Full Article

Booming Bitcoin Mining is an Energy Hog

The mining of crypto-currencies is proving extremely lucrative, as witnessed by a spate of reports this week on the booming Bitcoin market. While the processing-intensive practice has been a ...Full Article

Intel, AMD Moves Rattle GPU Market

Intel Corp. has lured away the former head of AMD's graphics business as the world's largest chipmaker forms a high-end graphics unit to compete with GPU market leader Nvidia. ...Full Article

SAP Upgrades AI Platform With Volta GPUs

Building on collaboration announced earlier this year, SAP said this week it would incorporate Nvidia's AI platform based on the graphics processing specialist's Volta architecture into its machine-learning portfolio. ...Full Article
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