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Google and NASA buy D-Wave quantum computer

Google and NASA buy D-Wave quantum computer

Google will co-invest in a quantum supercomputer lab near its Mountain View campus, exploring the potential for incredibly-fast processing tipped to run 11,000x faster at some tasks compared to a standard Intel chip. The computer itself will be manufactured by D-Wave and based at NASA's Ames Research Center, where the Universities Space Research Association nonprofit will be responsible for its operation; Google and other companies will share access to the "D-Wave Two" hardware, which is rumored to cost around $10m.

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NVIDIA Q1 earnings show year-on-year numbers up across the board

NVIDIA Q1 earnings show year-on-year numbers up across the board

In February, NVIDIA posted the financial data for both its fiscal 2013 Q4 and its year-end 2012 data, showing record profits and stating an anticipated $940 million for its fiscal 2014 first quarter. Now the numbers are officially in, and it turns out the company beat expectations, with revenue coming in at $954.7 million. While nearly all of its numbers are down over the previous quarter, year-on-year numbers are up across the board.

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Hunt for alien life is too Earth-fixated argues expert

Hunt for alien life is too Earth-fixated argues expert

An obsession with Earth-like conditions is blinding astronomers to other potential locations where alien life could flourish, one controversial theoretical physicist has argued, suggesting scientists are too inflexible to recognize all the possibilities. While the hunt for extraterrestrial life has so far focused on rocky planets that occupy roughly the same "sweet spot" in terms of where they orbit a star, MIT's Sara Seager says that ignores the possibility of liquid water and other essentials on exo-planets with orbits ten times further out than Earth is from our sun, National Geographic reports.

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Indiana University’s petaflop supercomputer bucks public trend

Indiana University’s petaflop supercomputer bucks public trend

Indiana University's new petaflop supercomputer is the first supercomputer to be a "dedicated university resource." It has been named Big Red II, and is a big replacement to IU's previous supercomputer, Big Red, which reached speed of 28 teraflops, drastically slower than Big Red II's one petaflop speeds. Big Red II will be used to help students and staff members with their research on various subjects.

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NVIDIA GeForce 700M brings on five notebook-bound beasts

NVIDIA GeForce 700M brings on five notebook-bound beasts

With the release of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan GPU this year, we knew NVIDIA wasn't going to pull any punches when it came to offering the highest-powered hardware to the public at any cost. Here with the reveal of the GeForce 700M family, the battle continues with notebook warriors galore. You'll be seeing the NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 745M, 740M, 735M, and 720M coming your way soon - get pumped up about laptop graphics monstrousness!

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Universe is 80 million years older than previously thought

Universe is 80 million years older than previously thought

The universe is billions of years old, but new research suggests that it's a bit older than we all originally thought. According to the European Space Agency, who looked at the findings by its Planck space probe, the universe is actually around 80 million years older than previously expected, making it just over 13.8 billion years old now.

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SlashGear 101: Remote Computing with NVIDIA GRID VCA

SlashGear 101: Remote Computing with NVIDIA GRID VCA

This week at NVIDIA's own GPU Technology Conference 2013, we've been introduced to no less than the company's first end-to-end system: NVIDIA GRID VCA. The VCA part of the name stands for "Visual Computing Appliance", and it's part of the greater NVIDIA GRID family we were re-introduced to at CES 2013 earlier this year. This VCA is NVIDIA's way of addressing those users - and SMBs (small-to-medium businesses) - out there that want a single web-accessible database without a massive rack of servers.

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NVIDIA Tegra “Parker” blasts forth aside mini ARM computer “Kayla”

NVIDIA Tegra “Parker” blasts forth aside mini ARM computer “Kayla”

This week the folks at NVIDIA have been revealing bits and pieces of their GPU roadmap with Tegra and GeForce GPU action left and right, moving forward with their newest mobile superhero code-named SoC "Parker." This SoC comes after the still code-named "Logan" and will, if the naming scheme holds true, be Tegra 6 down the road. Along with this reveal came word of a code-named system called "Kayla" - a processing beast that, when it's ready for action, will be extra-tiny and extra-powerful beyond anything we're capable of today.

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NVIDIA Tegra “Logan” detailed with game-changing CUDA integration

NVIDIA Tegra “Logan” detailed with game-changing CUDA integration

This week NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spoke up at their GPU Technology Conference on the future of the mobile processor known as Tegra and has teased what will likely be called "Tegra 5". Running through what we'd already learned about the Tegra 2, Tegra 3, and the upcoming Tegra 4, Huang let us know that the next code-name "Logan" would be breaking boundaries once again. The next Tegra processor will, according to Huang, do "everything a modern computer should do."

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NVIDIA’s GTC kicks off with stunning real-time rendering

NVIDIA’s GTC kicks off with stunning real-time rendering

Jen-Hsun Huang stepped on stage this week at GTC 2013 with words on the GPU, the graphics processing engine that NVIDIA uses to push the envelope in many, many more ways than one. Five features were announced as coming on through the conference: breakthroughs in computer graphics, updates on development, a roadmap update for NVIDIA, an update on remote graphics, and a brand new product announcement. While we're expecting this conference to hold quite a bit of news on computing outside the mobile world with Tegra, there's certainly going to be some amazing Android-based excellence coming on too.

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