ARM, Google and Qualcomm team up to challenge Intel in the data center

ARM, Google and Qualcomm team up to challenge Intel in the data center

Intels dominance of the data center chip market is keeping Google execs awake at night, now they’re reaching for the night nurse Intel’s crown jewel these days is in the data center. It’s one of its fastest growing and most profitable divisions for the Santa Clara based chip maker. In 2015, its data...

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Intel unveils Knights Mill, a Xeon Phi for Deep Learning

Intel unveils Knights Mill, a Xeon Phi for Deep Learning

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Late to mobile and late to the Internet of Everything Intel’s also late to catching onto AI, but it’s now joining the party and taking aim at Nvidia.   At the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) this week in San Francisco, Intel revealed it is working...

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Intel cosies up to ARM and stalks Apple

Intel cosies up to ARM and stalks Apple

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Intel wants to dominate the next generation of “Things” and it’s joined forces with ARM the industrys’ dominant player.   In a move that would have been jaw dropping a few years ago, Intel’s factories are soon going to be churning out chips based on ARM’s open sourced architectures...

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Scientists have built the worlds first re-programmable Quantum computer

Scientists have built the worlds first re-programmable Quantum computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to re-program quantum computers, in the same way we can re-program today’s computers will mean companies don’t have to spent huge amounts of money developing special quantum algorithms.   Scientists have created the first programmable and reprogrammable quantum computer, according to a new...

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Caltech shows off self healing microchips

Caltech shows off self healing microchips

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Caltech have built a new kind of microchip that can learn to heal its own information pathways.   One of the reasons why robots and artificial intelligence programs — even very sophisticated ones — do not qualify as living things is because they lack the capacity...

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Researchers build the world’s first 1,000 core CPU

Researchers build the world’s first 1,000 core CPU

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Kilocore chip represents a step change in CPU power and efficiency.   Most of todays great advances in science and technology have been the direct result of the massive increase in computing power that we’ve seen over the past 40 years. AI, for example wouldn’t...

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Worlds smallest molecular transistor reboots Moore’s Law

Worlds smallest molecular transistor reboots Moore’s Law

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scientists have demonstrated a new 0.167nm transistor.   It’s no secret that companies like Intel have been finding it increasingly difficult and, perhaps more pertinently, costly to keep pace with the expectations of Moore’s Law so it came as no surprise when in early 2016 a consortium...

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The death and rebirth of Moore’s Law

The death and rebirth of Moore’s Law

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law redefines itself for the next decade of computing.   Early in 2016 the worldwide semiconductor industry acknowledged what has become increasingly obvious to everyone involved: Moore’s law, the principle that has powered the information technology revolution since the 1960s, is nearing its end....

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Knupath unveils a new Machine Learning chip architecture

Knupath unveils a new Machine Learning chip architecture

Ex-NASA Chief Dan Goldin has revealed his company KnuEdge, which develops neural chips that follow the principles of the human brain and produces voice recognition and authentication technology It’s not all that easy to call KnuEdge a startup. Created a decade ago by Daniel Goldin, the former head of the National Aeronautics and...

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Google is making its own custom AI chips

Google is making its own custom AI chips

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many of the breakthroughs in artificial intelligence have only been made possible because companies now have access to previously unimaginable amounts of computing power, but now there is an arms race to create the “best” AI infrastructure stack.   Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced today...

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Google reinvents hyperscale storage

Google reinvents hyperscale storage

Organisations that operate hyperscale cloud data centers, such as Alibaba, AWS, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Tencent have always pushed the limits of what’s technically possible with yesterday’s hardware so in 2011 it came as no surprise that they formed the Open computing Project alliance, a program that set about to...

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Researchers have created a programming language for living cells

Researchers have created a programming language for living cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to create biological circuits, rather than electronic ones, paves the way for an amazing array of new possibilities that will revolutionise everything from computing to healthcare.   A team of MIT biological engineers have announced that they’ve created a programming language that allows...

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Google’s new quantum computer is 100 million times faster than your PC

Google’s new quantum computer is 100 million times faster than your PC

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Googles D-Wave quantum computer breaks the speed barrier and leaves everything else in its dust.   Google announced a breakthrough in the field of Quantum computing on Wednesday. The company thinks it’s found a quantum algorithm that solves problems 100 million times faster than conventional processes. If...

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