Cerebras Systems, a startup dedicated to accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) computing, recently unveiled what they call “the largest chip ever built.” Optimized for AI work, the Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine (WSE) is a single chip that contains more than 1.2 trillion transistors and is 46,225 square millimeters, the company says. The WSE is 56.7 times […]
Microsoft recently announced the Azure Security Lab, a sandbox for security personnel to test cloud security. Meanwhile, VentureBeat reports the company also doubled the top Azure bug bounty reward to $40,000. What’s the Top Azure Bug Bounty? Bug bounty programs complement internal security and help motivate groups of hackers to find flaws and act as […]
Accenture, a global professional services company, has been granted a US patent for a “quantum computing machine learning module” that trains artificial intelligence (AI) to determine when and how computational tasks would be best handled by quantum computing versus classical computing methods, and route them to the appropriate option. This could help organizations understand where […]
Mentor, a Siemens business, announces that their Calibre physical verification suite has achieved a new standard for electronic design automation software scalability on the Microsoft Azure cloud during scaling experiments on 5nm test chips and a full reticle-sized 7nm production design. Mentor reports that the Calibre physical verification suite deployments were able to scale out to […]
US-Chinese relations are tense, especially with technology as a backdrop. The same is true of US-Russian relations. But there might now be another tie-in between the US, China, and Russia, now that the latter two nations’ militaries are reportedly replacing Windows OS. Beijing officials will develop a custom operating system, replacing Windows OS on military […]
Are Silicon Computer Chips a Thing of the Past? Maybe, if Molybdenum Disulfide Transistors Take Over
What if computers could perform simple logic with half the transistors, switch between different operations using light, and store the output of the operation in the device itself? A new paper by researchers in Shanghai aims to answer that with molybdenum disulfide transistors, says this report from Ars Technica. “With the development of carbon nanotubes and graphene, […]
Alex Cranz, tech reporter at Gizmodo, recently said in an article that about five years ago, she was approached by a rep from a major laptop manufacturer who promised to use “Ice Lake” — the 10th generation of x86 chips from Intel — in super thin laptops within a year. Flash forward years later, and Cranz […]
The San Francisco District Attorney enlisted Code For America to eliminate barriers that were limiting the office’s ability to pardon people with possession charges before marijuana was legalized in California.
The technology offered in ion-based computers can help decision makers in quantum chemistry and other science fields.
Researchers are finding ways to combat heat and energy loss in running computers through new materials, electron transportation, and chip cooling.