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IBM and NVIDIA give US supercomputers a brain boost

IBM and NVIDIA give US supercomputers a brain boost

US supercomputers are having to grow up, with a wider set of tasks the machines at Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories are being asked to do by the researchers, national security teams, and others given access to them demanding a change in architecture in order to keep them flexible. IBM and NVIDIA are upgrading two supercomputers - Sierra at Lawrence Livermore, and Summit at Oak Ridge - using IBM's support for the open-source OpenPOWER standard, increasing the interconnect speed of the CPU and GPU processors responsible for doing all the heavy-duty crunching. In fact, so the companies claim, there'll be as much as a tenfold cut in processing time for real-world applications.

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NVIDIA Jetson TK1 “supercomputer kit” hits shelves

NVIDIA Jetson TK1 “supercomputer kit” hits shelves

NVIDIA's palm-sized supercomputer, the Jetson TK1, has begun shipping, offering developers 192 Tegra K1 cores to turn to things like feature-detection and tracking, object recognition, and 3D scene analysis. The $192 reference board uses the same CUDA core technology as NVIDIA has been supplying to researchers and universities for recent supercomputer projects, and was announced earlier this year at the company's GDC 2014 conference.

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NVIDIA talks smarter supercomputers for better AI

NVIDIA talks smarter supercomputers for better AI

NVIDIA has discussed its plans to push supercomputer technology and enable much more intelligent artificial intelligence (AI), demonstrating its CUDA for Machine Leaning system. Discussing image detection, gesture and speech recognition, recommendation engines, and more, NVIDIA set out its stall for why its GPUs are the natural platform for AI.

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HTC Power To Give brings supercomputer power with smartphones

HTC Power To Give brings supercomputer power with smartphones

Using the processing power of smartphones from around the globe, HTC is making an initiative called Power To Give for theresearch of medicine, science, and echology. This initiative will work with an HTC Power To Give app from Google Play for Android. This app will divert a bit of your smartphone’s processing power towards the initiative whenever you’d like to contribute.

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NVIDIA Tesla K40 accelerator is world’s fastest for supercomputers

NVIDIA Tesla K40 accelerator is world’s fastest for supercomputers

NVIDIA has outed its most powerful GPU-based processing accelerator to-date, the Tesla K40, and it's headed to supercomputers in 2014. Mustering up to 40x the performance of the last-gen K20X, the K40 delivers 1.43 teraflops of processing power from its 2,880 CUDA cores and 12GB of GDDR5 memory. There'll be plenty of opportunity for it to show what it can do, too; NVIDIA has inked a collaboration with IBM that will see the two company's silicon sharing supercomputer space from next year.

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Tianhe-2 Chinese supercomputer snatches No.1 place from USA

Tianhe-2 Chinese supercomputer snatches No.1 place from USA

China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has reclaimed the top spot for speed, almost twice as fast as the previous reigning champion, the US's Titan. Tianhe-2, unsurprisingly the follow-up to the Tianhe-1A which grabbed pole position back in 2010, is capable of 33.86 petaflops per second of processing, ranking organization TOP500 confirms, far ahead of the 17.59 petaflops per second Titan is capable of.

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Bitcoin mining operation tops world’s fastest supercomputers

Bitcoin mining operation tops world’s fastest supercomputers

Bitcoin, the online currency that looks to revolutionize how we look at money in an online environment, is rising in popularity. However, in order to create Bitcoins, you have to mine them first, meaning that you give up a certain amount of computational power in order to process the creation of Bitcoins (similar to Folding@Home). In fact, Bitcoin mining is such a huge thing right now, that the entire mining network is faster than most of the world's fastest supercomputers combined.

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