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supercomputer

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In newest tally, supercomputing progress tapers off

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.

By November 17, 2014

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IBM, Nvidia land $325M supercomputer deal

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.

By November 14, 2014

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How Maingear customizes any computer imaginable

Jeff Bakalar tours the Maingear computer headquarters in New Jersey to see how the company custom-builds any computer imaginable -- from entry-level gaming PCs to $12,000 water-cooled powerhouses.

By February 24, 2015

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Top500 supercomputer race hits a slow patch

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.

By June 23, 2014

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Supercomputer Beagle can analyze 240 whole genomes in two days

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.

By February 21, 2014

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Key to crazy-fast computers: Doped-up glass?

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.

By November 7, 2014

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Bill Gates is worried about artificial intelligence too

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.

By January 28, 2015

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Artificial intelligence experts sign open letter to protect mankind from machines

The Future of Life Institute wants humanity to tread lightly while developing really smart machines.

By January 11, 2015

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Supercomputer runs longest simulation of brain activity to date

One of the world's most powerful supercomputers has finally done what had seemed impossible: successfully modelled brain activity.

By January 14, 2014

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Cars drive autonomously with Nvidia X1-based computer

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.

By January 5, 2015