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DARPA Taps Intel for Graph Analytics Chip Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Intel to develop a graph analytics processor that will be a thousand times faster than anything available today.

IBM and Google Step Up Quantum Race; Nvidia Adds ODMs to Hyperscale Strategy

Episode 176: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman discuss the latest move to up the ante on quantum computing and consider Nvidia's hyperscale strategy.

New Five Nanometer Transistor Unveiled by IBM and Cohorts

IBM and its partners have developed a novel technology to build 5nm chips, based on silicon nanosheet transistors. Compared to 10nm chips using FinFET transistors, the new technology promises to deliver a 40 percent performance increase, a 75 percent power savings, or some combination of the two.

IBM Cloud Adopts Science Grid Used for Humanitarian Causes

IBM has announced its World Community Grid project is now hosted on the company’s own Bluemix cloud. The grid supports scientific research into societal problems affecting human health, energy, and the environment.

NVIDIA Amps Up AI Cloud Strategy with ODM Partnerships

NVIDIA is hooking up with four of the world’s largest original design manufacturers (ODMs) to help accelerate adoption of its GPUs into hyperscale datacenters. The new partner program would give Foxconn, Inventec, Quanta and Wistron early access to the HGX reference architecture, NVIDIA’s server design for machine learning acceleration.