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Google says that its researchers have created an AI "child" that is able to outperform any human-made counterparts using a reinforced learning scheme. This scheme enabled the AI child to learn a task and then report back to the parent to learn how to better perform. The AI child is very good at recognizing objects including people, cars, handbags, traffic lights, and more in real-time. The team of researchers points to the AI child created by the supercomputer as proof that some machine-made programs are more accurate than human-created ones. The AI child is dubbed NASNet and is controlled via a neural network called AutoML made by Google Brain. Google Brain is the same outfit that created... Read more...
Super computers -- now that's a gift anyone could appreciate. While it seems that every month or so a new king is crowned, Virginia Tech's massively powerful HokieSpeed can't claim the top spot. But, it's still breaking the Top 100. The university has made the charts before, with their System X from 2003 placing them among the world's top computational research facilities. Now comes HokieSpeed, a new supercomputer that is up to 22 times faster and yet a quarter of the size of X, boasting a single-precision peak of 455 teraflops, or 455 trillion operations per second, and a double-precision peak of 240 teraflops, or 240 trillion operations per second. That's enough computational capability to... Read more...
NVIDIA has just announced the addition of CTO Steve Scott to the company’s Tesla Business unit. Steve Scott was the chief architect of the Cray X1 and was involved in the design of the Cray XT, Cray XE and "Cascade" systems as well. According to his bio, Steve Scott holds 27 U.S. patents in the areas of interconnection networks, cache coherence, synchronization mechanisms and scalable parallel architectures and has also served on numerous program committees and as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. He served 19 years at Cray, the last six as a senior vice president and CTO, responsible for defining Cray's technology and system architecture... Read more...
The Data Center, HotHardware's new community for IT professionals, is sponsored by Dell's Future of Storage. This article is part of our ongoing series of topics and discussions related to IT, Enterprise Storage and related storage technologies. When it comes to Supercomputing, historically, the top dog on the circuit has been IBM's BlueGene/L with its 478+ teraflop (trillions of floating point ops/sec) horsepower, at the ready for solving some of the world's most critical problems and calculations.  Applications, like those being researched at the US Department of Energy, take enormous resources.  As is the case with the DOE's research in simulation of how nuclear materials will age... Read more...
Man certainly has done some amazing things pushing the boundaries of technology but what really gets our groove on here at HH is marveling at the might and muscle of human achievement in computing technologies.  Take for example, the 7th fastest super computer structure in the world, Tera-10, that is commissioned for service by France's Atomic Energy Commission.  Built on 544 Bull NovaScale servers, each featuring eight dual-core Intel Itanium processors and offering 42.9 Teraflops in performance, they better be putting it to use solving energy problems because running the thing definitely has light-dimming ramifications.  On the other hand, get a load of this.  Little ol'... Read more...