Connect with us

The Future

NVIDIA’s Accelerated Computing Platform To Power Japan’s Fastest AI Supercomputer

Published

on

Tokyo Tech is in the process of building its next-generation TSUBAME supercomputer featuring NVIDIA GPU technology and the company’s Accelerated Computing Platform. TSUBAME 3.0, as the system will be known, will ultimately be used in tandem with the existing TSUBAME 2.5 system to deliver an estimated 64.3 (in aggregate) PFLOPS of AI computing horsepower.

On its own, TSUBAME 3.0, is expected to offer roughly two times the performance of its predecessor. TSUBAME 3.0 will be built around NVIDIA’s Pascal-based Tesla P100 GPUs, which are not only more efficient, but also higher-performing than previous-generation Maxwell GPUs in terms of performance per watt and performance per die area. It is estimated that TSUBAME 3.0 will deliver roughly 12.2 petaflops of double precision compute performance, which would place it among the world’s 10 fastest systems according to the most recent TOP500 list.

Tokyo Tech Supercomputer

A Rendering Of The Tokyo Tech Supercomputer. Image Credit: NVIDIA

The system’s architect, Tokyo Tech’s Satoshi Matsuoka said, “NVIDIA’s broad AI ecosystem, including thousands of deep learning and inference applications, will enable Tokyo Tech to begin training TSUBAME 3.0 immediately to help us more quickly solve some of the world’s once unsolvable problems.”

TSUBAME 3.0 is being designed with AI computation in mind, and is expected to deliver more than 47 PFLOPS of AI horsepower on its own.

“Artificial intelligence is rapidly becoming a key application for supercomputing,” said Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA’s GPU computing platform merges AI with HPC, accelerating computation so that scientists and researchers can drive life-changing advances in such fields as healthcare, energy and transportation.”

TSUBAME 3.0 is expected to be completed this summer. It will be used for education and research at Tokyo Tech, and for information infrastructure for top Japanese universities, though there are plans to make the system accessible to private-sector researchers as well.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcochiappetta/2017/02/20/nvidias-accelerated-computing-platform-to-power-japans-fastest-ai-supercomputer/#4cb509db7708

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Future

Apple to introduce iPhone with smaller notch in 2020

Published

on

By

In 2017, Apple introduced the iPhone X which brought about a new design language to the smartphone market. Since then, almost all smartphone manufacturers have taken design cues from Apple to implement an all-screen design along with a notch at the top. Also, the design is now almost three years old with the iPhone 11 being the third phone to use the recycled design.

All eyes are on 2020, the year when Apple is expected to introduce an iPhone with a new design. Some rumours point to the return of the industrial design of the iPhone 4 with the chamfered edges that people loved. However, it’s pretty clear that next year’s iPhone will sport a much smaller notch compared to the humongous bar on the iPhone 11.

Honey, I shrunk the notch!

Apple to introduce iPhone with smaller notch in 2020 2

It’s also possible that Apple decides to stick to the same notch as of the iPhone 11 but its a clear move as the company would have figured out a way to pack the same or powerful components in a smaller package. We have heard from multiple sources regarding the same which seems to confirm the new change.

2019 has been a year where Apple listened to its users and its critiques to bring about changes that actually matter and improve the user experience. The 2019 iPhones are thicker and heavier as they pack larger batteries which improve the iPhone’s battery life marginally compared to the previous generation models. The 16” MacBook Pro is also thicker and heavier while packing a larger battery and a traditional keyboard mechanism which is much more reliable compared to the butterfly keyboard found on the 2015-2019 MacBooks.

Thicc is the new cool

New Apple MacBook Pro
16″ MacBook Pro packs a 96Wh battery and an improved keyboard

If Apple continues to improvise by listening to its biggest critiques, then we expect the company to introduce the next iPhone with a USB-C port instead of the proprietary Lightning port.

Source:
https://www.ilounge.com/news/iphone-smaller-notch

Continue Reading

The Future

A new Half-Life game is in development, Valve confirms

Published

on

By

We had heard whispers, and it turns out the rumors were true – game developer Valve is set to release Half-Life: Alyx.

In a tweet from the official Valve Twitter account, the company described the upcoming release as its “flagship VR game”.

Valve@valvesoftware

We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.

Can’t wait to share it with all of you!

View image on Twitter

92.1K12:12 AM – Nov 19, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy38.6K people are talking about this

So far, information about the new game is scant, but Valve will unveil further details about Half-Life: Alyx this Thursday, November 21 at 10am PT (6pm GMT / Friday, November 22 at 5am AEDT).

Those familiar with the Half-Life series may recognize the name Alyx from the game’s universe.

Alyx Vance is a young woman and prominent character who first appeared in Half-Life 2, where she was a major player in the human resistance against the Combine – and a close friend of the game’s main protagonist, Gordon Freeman.

Talk of a new Half-Life title kicked off when an alleged interview transcript between Valve executives was leaked online.

A quote from the leaked transcript credits a ‘Geoff’ – believed to be games broadcaster Geoff Keighley – as stating: “March 2020, ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ comin’ out.”

The same transcript also suggested the VR game would be revealed at The Game Awards on December 12 – however Valve’s new tweet suggests it may be unveiled much sooner than anticipated.

The announcement of a ‘flagship’ VR game follows Valve’s release of its own dedicated VR headset – the Valve Index – earlier this year.

When the Index was first announced, the company stated it would be releasing a flagship VR game before the end of the year – and it certainly seems like Half-Life: Alyx is it. Whatever the case, we’ll know more this Thursday.

Source: https://www.techradar.com/news/a-new-half-life-game-is-in-development-valve-confirms

Continue Reading

The Future

IPhone 12 Coming Soon? Apple Might Release ‘Most Dramatic Designs’

Published

on

By

New phone, who this?

We are still reveling in Apple’s latest releases – iPhone 11, pro and pro max – and next thing, we hear there’s a 12 series already in the works! What a time to be alive!

There have been so many rumours about Apple’s iPhone designs for every time a new model is about to be launched but, over at 9to5Mac, experts have a little information on what we should expect.

Experts at 9t05Mac say the notch-free design shown in a previously released render of the 2020 Apple models is unlikely to show something that will come to fruition. The latest take, however, moves us into far more feasible territory.

According to reports from supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and PhoneArena-crafted renders, we can possibly expect to get a design update that leans into slab-like territory that should be familiar to those who recall the harder aesthetic choices that defined the iPhone 4 era.

These predictions also include the possibility of smaller notches and a quad-camera aesthetic (to accommodate the rumored implementation of a Time-of-Flight camera), which, according to CNET, could theoretically be used as an assist piece in AR mapping and/or the addition of Portrait Mode when shooting video.

Source: https://guardian.ng/life/iphone-12-coming-soon-apple-might-release-most-dramatic-designs/

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Trending

%d bloggers like this: