Hardware, software and funding limits mean it's not easy to make the fastest computers even faster. That's too bad for the industries that rely on them.
US Energy Department funds two huge machines that combine IBM and Nvidia chips with Mellanox networking. A further $100 million goes toward making faster next-gen supercomputers.
The pace of performance increases has slowed among the world's fastest supercomputers, while China now has nearly as many as the UK, France, and Germany combined.
The Internet moves at light speed, but your computer doesn't. Not yet, at least. Doping up some glass to act like fiber optics could change that.
University of Chicago researchers say they used one quarter of the Beagle's operating capacity in conjunction with commercially available software packages to analyze raw sequencing data.
Microsoft's co-founder and former CEO is the latest luminary from the world of technology and science to warn against the threat of smart machines.
The Future of Life Institute wants humanity to tread lightly while developing really smart machines.
During Nvidia's CES 2015 press conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed off the Drive PX computer, based on the just-announced Tegra X1 chip, enabling self-driving cars.
One of the world's most powerful supercomputers has finally done what had seemed impossible: successfully modelled brain activity.
The goal for the newly formed Watson Business Group, featuring the tech that topped "Jeopardy," is to juice the commercial potential of cognitive computing.