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Multi-Core Goes Mainstream, Computing Pushed to Extremes

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS New “Near Threshold Voltage Processor” from Intel Labs challenges the computing system status quo with an experimental Pentium®-class Intel® architecture CPU delivering five times the energy efficiency and the ability to run off a solar cell the size of a postage stamp. Intel Labs released a “Parallel JS” engine to the open source community, adding data-parallel capabilities to […]

IBM’s cognitive computing chip functions like a human brain, heralds our demise (video)

After having created a supercomputer capable of hanging with Jeopardy’s finest, IBM has now taken another step toward human-like artificial intelligence, with an experimental chip designed to function like a real brain. Developed as part of aDARPA project called SyNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics), IBM’s so-called “neurosynaptic computing chip” features a silicon core capable […]