IBM and NVIDIA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that they have completed testing the world’s fastest supercomputer, Summit, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Capable of over 200 petaflops (200 quadrillion operations per second), Summit consists of 4600 IBM dual socket Power 9 nodes, connected by over 185 miles of fiber optic cabling. Each node is equipped with 6 NVIDIA Volta TensorCore GPUs, delivering total throughput that is 8 times faster than its predecessor, Titan, for double precision tasks, and 100 times faster for reduced precision tasks common in deep learning and AI. China has held the [...]
Microsoft was quick to acknowledge that it was designing new Xbox hardware at its E3 presentation, but when will you see that hardware? It might be sooner than you think. Thurrott sources have claimed that the next-gen Xbox, nicknamed Scarlett, should launch sometime in 2020 (if history is any indication, likely November). There are no technical details, but it’s described as a “family of devices.” Like the Xbox One, then, you can expect to see derivatives.
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The blockchain industry started back in 2008 and has steadily grown into one of the largest markets in the world. The total market capitalization touched $800 billion in Jan 2018, and that is an impressive feat for a market that was relatively unknown, just a few years ago.
However, with its rise, it has also faced considerable issues. The dominant blockchains, Bitcoin and Ethereum, are unable to handle the large number of transactions that the networks are receiving. As a result, users have to pay higher fees and have to wait longer for their transactions to be accepted.
For a growing market, such a roadblock can be detrimental to its reputation, and turn [...]