“The new CPU with 72 cores on-board will also see 16GB of on-package eDRAM, and six DDR4 memory controllers which will be capable of seeing over 384GB of DDR4 memory. Then we have the rumor that Intel could abandon PCI-Express 3.0 because of its latency issues, and shift over to QPI which will ship with the Skylake-EX chipset.”
IBM has announced a major advance in the ability to use light instead of electrical signals to transmit information for future computing.
In this video, D-Wave CEO Vern Brownell discusses the company’s progress in quantum computing. “I hope the pendulum swings back the other way at some point, where it becomes more in vogue to do more of this science-based research, because it’s really important for us to transform science into technology.”
MIT Technology Review has posted details on a new generation of ultralow power optical interconnects.
The SKA project telescope array could someday produce data at a rate of multiple petabits per second, which is 100 times greater than current global internet traffic.
Congress is directing the Energy Department to take the next decade to develop Exascale computing, according to language in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act passed by the House last week, with a Senate vote expected this week.