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Intel Wins DARPA R&D Contract for Off-Road AV R&D

April 26, 2022 — DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has awarded Intel Federal LLC a contract to develop advanced simulation solutions for off-road autonomous ground vehicles. The company said Intel Labs will work in partnership with its collaborators, the Computer Vision Center Barcelona, and the University of Texas at Austin. The RACER-Sim (Robotic […]

Former DARPA Program Manager Dr. Al Emondi Named NTT Head of Partner Strategy

Sunnyvale, Calif. – April 19, 2022 – NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT (TYO:9432), today announced it has named Dr. Al Emondi head of partner strategy. An organizational and technology leader, Dr. Emondi joined NTT Research last month on a contract basis as part of its leadership advisory team, with responsibilities that include growth and research partner opportunities, […]

DARPA Program Aims to Build Quantum-inspired Solvers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Quantum-Inspired Classical Computing (QuICC) program seeks to leverage lessons learned from benchmarking quantum algorithms to develop QI solvers for a range of complex DOD optimization problems, and demonstrate the feasibility of reducing the required computational energy by at least two orders of magnitude over existing techniques. Department of […]

DARPA Announces Teams Qualifying for Subterranean Challenge Virtual Competition Finals

Twelve teams have qualified for the DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge Virtual Competition Final Event, to be held September 21-24, where $1.5-million of prizes are at stake. Their algorithms will guide virtual versions of real robots as they drive or fly through unfamiliar simulated underground courses and locate items of interest such as injured survivors, cell phones, backpacks, […]

DARPA Announces Research Teams to Develop Intelligent Event-Based Imagers

July 2, 2021 — DARPA today announced that three teams of researchers led by Raytheon, BAE Systems, and Northrop Grumman have been selected to develop event-based infrared (IR) camera technologies under the Fast Event-based Neuromorphic Camera and Electronics (FENCE) program. Event-based – or neuromorphic – cameras are an emerging class of sensors with demonstrated advantages […]

DARPA Announces FPGA-to-ASICs Program with Intel to Expand US-based Chip Making for Defense

March 18, 2021 — DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) today announced the Structured Array Hardware for Automatically Realized Applications (SAHARA) program, which aims to expand access to domestic manufacturing capabilities to tackle challenges hampering the secure development of custom chips for defense systems. Working in partnership with Intel and academic researchers from University of […]

Intel Developing ASIC Accelerator for DARPA ‘Holy Grail’ Cybersecurity Project

Intel has joined the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) in a fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) program that takes aim at the “holy grail” of cybersecurity – protecting data during processing, when it is most vulnerable to attack. To date, FHE adoption has been slow because FHE methods on cryptograms is data-intensive and incurs a […]

Arm and DARPA Announce 3-Year Development Agreement

Arm and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have announced a three-year partnership agreement to “enable the research community that supports DARPA’s programs to quickly and easily take advantage of Arm’s leading IP, tools and support, accelerating innovation in a variety of fields.” Under the auspices of DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative, the agreement establishes […]

LLNL Researchers aid COVID-19 response in anti-viral research

Backed by five high performance computing (HPC) clusters and years of expertise in vaccine and countermeasure development, a COVID-19 response team of LLNL researchers from various disciplines has used modeling & simulation, along with machine learning, to identify about 20 initial, yet promising, antibody designs from a nearly infinite set of potentials and to examine millions of small molecules that could have anti-viral properties. The candidates will need to be synthesized and experimentally tested — which Lab researchers cautioned could take time — but progress is being made.

Ayar Labs, DARPA and Intel Replace Electronic I/O with Efficient Optical Signaling

Researchers from Intel and Ayar Labs working on PIPES have successfully replaced the traditional electrical input/output (I/O) of a state-of-the-art field programmable gate array (FPGA) with efficient optical signaling interfaces. The demonstration leverages an optical interface developed by Ayar Labs called TeraPHY, an optical I/O chiplet that replaces electrical serializer/deserializer (SERDES) chiplets. “FPGAs with photonic interfaces will have broad impact, improving high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, large-scale emulation, and DoD-specific capabilities such as advanced radars.”