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The World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer is an Absolute Beast

Behold Summit, a new supercomputer capable of making 200 million billion calculations per second. It marks the first time in five years that a machine from the United States has been ranked as the world’s most powerful. Read More >>

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Japan Throws Down the Gauntlet With Plan for World’s Fastest Supercomputer

Officials in Japan have announced a plan to build the world’s fastest supercomputer in a bid to reaffirm the country’s place as a leader in technological advancement. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s Autonomous Car Computer Makes 24 Trillion AI Operations a Second

Nvidia has announced its first in-car artificial intelligence supercomputer at CES. It sounds like it should turn any vehicle into a computational powerhouse, capable of performing 24 trillion deep-learning operations every single second. Read More >>

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Intel to Insert Insane 8-Teraflop Superchips Into Desktop Computer

Intel has announced that it’s putting its insane 72-core 'Knight’s Landing’ supercomputer chip into production. But perhaps more exciting is the fact that it has plans to ship desktop workstations that contain the face-melting computational powerhouse. Read More >>

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IBM’s Watson Can Now Identify the Attitude in Your Writing

Taking a break from treating cancer and making cocktails, IBM’s Watson is now turning its attention to how people write. The supercomputer has been trained to judge the tone in people’s written messages — and can even give feedback about how to change it. Read More >>

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IBM’s Watson Could Offer Customised Treatment to Every Cancer Patient

Rather than relying on extreme approaches like chemotherapy and radiation treatments, cutting-edge cancer cures are looking more towards a surgical strike, tailored to shutting down the mutations that are driving growth. And the secret weapon in that fight might just be a well-known Jeopardy contestant. Read More >>

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Anyone Can Now Use IBM’s Watson to Crunch Data, Absolutely Free

You may have seen IBM's Watson during its winning performance on Jeopardy. But the supercomputer is more than just a mechanism for IBM to publicly shame smart people. It's arguably the most powerful natural-language supercomputer in the world, and thanks to a new public beta, its number-crunching abilities are open to all. Read More >>

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The Smartest Computer in the World Also Has the Dirtiest Mouth

We already knew Ken Jennings thought IBM's Jeopardy-winning supercomputer was a dick, but he's not alone. Developers at IBM were forced to wipe part of Watson's memory once they realized their hyperintelligent computer had turned into a bit of a twat. Read More >>

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Aptly-Named Titan Takes Supercomputer Crown

It's a hard life, being a supercomputer: in June 2012, just a paltry few months ago, IBM's Sequoia supercomputer was the awesome new kid on the block, calculating many millions of weird and wonderful things a second. Now, though, poor old IBM's been dethroned by the bigger and better - and more awesomely named - Titan. Read More >>

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Maths Has Never Looked as Pretty as This

When you were at high school, maths was probably an uninspiring string of algebra you had to crunch through. Get to the cutting edge of computational fluid dynamics, though, and it all starts to look a hell of a lot more pretty. Read More >>

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IBM’s £27 Million Computer For the World’s Largest Radio Telescope

When it's built, the Square Kilometre Array will be the world's largest radio telescope. Then, when it goes online, it will spit out 1,000,000 terabytes of data each day—and IBM is trying to make a computer which can handle it. Read More >>