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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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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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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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Elon Musk worries Skynet is only five years off

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO voices fears that artificial intelligence could become dangerous by the end of the decade.

By November 19, 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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IBM's TrueNorth processor mimics the human brain

Big Blue's cognitive computing chip could enable wide-ranging applications that take advantage of massive performance while using no more power than a hearing aid.

By August 7, 2014

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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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IBM plugs $1B into new Watson supercomputer effort

The goal for the newly formed Watson Business Group, featuring the tech that topped "Jeopardy," is to juice the commercial potential of cognitive computing.

By January 9, 2014

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Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand

Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it.

By July 25, 2014