Viewing posts from December, 2018

Intel Goes Vertical, Will Stack Logic Chips Into 3D Packages

In what could be Intel’s most significant architectural advance in decades, the chipmaker unveiled a technology that will enable processors and other logic chips to be integrated into 3D packages.

Injecting Deep Learning into Climate Models

A group of researchers are using deep learning to improve the speed and accuracy of supercomputer-powered climate simulations.

Supercomputing Is Heading Toward an Existential Crisis

A set of academic articles recently published on post-exascale supercomputing paint a picture of an HPC landscape that will be fundamentally different from the one we now inhabit. But the writeups avoid one obvious conclusion.

Intel Ramps Up Neuromorphic Computing Effort with New Research Partners

More than a dozen research groups from government, academia and the corporate world have joined Intel to help advance its neuromorphic computing technology.

Amazon Web Services Extends Its Reach in HPC, Hyperscale, and Enterprise

Episode 253: Addison Snell and Michael Feldman analyze three big announcements out of Amazon Web Services in HPC, Hyperscale and Enterprise computing.

UC Berkeley, Intel Explore Potential Replacement for CMOS Technology

Researchers from Intel and the University of California, Berkeley have proposed a new category of logic and memory devices that could offer 10 to 100 times the energy efficiency of microprocessors based on complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology.

IBM Takes Aim at Reduced Precision for New Generation of AI Chips

IBM researchers claim they have come up with a much more efficient model for processing neural networks, using just 8 bits for training and only 4 bits for inferencing. The research is being presented this week at the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) and the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS).

DeepMind Stops Playing Games, Debuts AI Software for Predicting Protein Structures

Having moved on from beating up on world champion Go players, DeepMind has developed an artificial intelligence system that just captured top honors in a protein folding prediction competition. Known as AlphaFold, the technology has been two years in the making.