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IBM Sets Quantum Computing on Commercialization Path; Microsoft and Facebook Offer GPU Server Designs

Episode 165: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss IBM's path to commercializing quantum computing and take a look at Microsoft and Facebook's GPU server designs.

Moore’s Law Is Breaking Down, But That’s OK

The long-predicted demise of Moore’s Law appears to be playing out. Over the last couple of years, Intel and other chipmakers have struggled to keep their semiconductor technology plans on schedule, paving the way for fundamental changes in the computer industry.

Applied Micro Claims Third-Generation ARM Chip Ready to Take on Intel Xeon

Applied Micro announced it is sampling X-Gene 3, its third-generation ARM SoC for servers. According to a report by The Linley Group, the new platform will provide comparable performance to the latest Intel Xeon processors, but at a significantly lower price point.

Google Cloud Gets High Performance Boost; India Promises 10-Petaflop Supercomputer

Episode 164: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the latest news on Google's processor updates and promises of a 10-petaflop system out of India.

Microsoft, Facebook Build Dualing Open Standard GPU Servers for Cloud

It was only a matter of time until someone came up with an Open Compute Project (OCP) design for a GPU-only accelerator box for the datacenter. That time has come.