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Power Problems Threaten to Strangle Exascale Computing
Three possible solutions: specialized architectures, millivolt switches, and 3-D memory
Taiwan Neglects Supercomputing
The chip leader’s fastest machine has slipped off the list of the 500 most powerful supercomputers
Can HPE’s “The Machine” Deliver?
A 320-terabyte prototype, expected in 2016, will showcase the company’s bid to reinvent computing
Entangling Different Kinds of Atoms Could Be the Way Forward for Quantum Computers
Scheme lets scientists "have our cake and eat it too"
VR Glove Powered by Finger Motions
A Minority Report–style glove for controlling computers and machines harvests energy from finger motions
Spy Agency Bets on IBM for Universal Quantum Computing
The U.S. version of 007's Q branch hopes IBM can take the next big step toward universal quantum computing
Intel Talks Thunderbolt 3
One cable to rule them all, and it’ll be optical in 2016
How Supercomputing Can Survive Beyond Moore's Law
Erik DeBenedictis from Sandia National Labs envisions several technologies that can unlock exascale supercomputing
Despite Its Status as a Chip Powerhouse, Taiwan Neglects Supercomputing
The country has slipped off the list of the 500 most powerful machines
DRAM’s Damning Defects—and How They Cripple Computers
An investigation into dynamic random-access memory chip failure reveals surprising hardware vulnerabilities
Four New Ways to Chill Computer Chips
Pocket refrigerators, whirling heat sinks, and more
New Supercomputer Ranking Shows China Still on Top
The TOP500 ranking shows little change in the world's fastest supercomputers
Australians Invent Architecture for a Full-Scale Silicon Quantum Computer
A new architecture could enable silicon quantum computing to scale in size and correct quantum errors
Acoustic Holograms Form Ultrasonic Tractor Beams for Tiny Objects
For the first time, objects can be moved and spun in midair using a single ultrasonic array
A Radical Proposal: Replace Hard Disks With DRAM
DRAM is expensive and volatile. It’s also the future of cloud storage
Zero-Index Metamaterials Open New Possibilities for Optical Chips
Will metamaterials improve optical chips?
Memristors Don't Work the Way We Thought
New insights into how metal ions move could make better resistive RAM
The First Two-Qubit Logic Gate in Silicon
Australian scientists will look for industry partners to help move toward a million-qubit processor
How Much Power Will Quantum Computing Need?
The new 1,000-qubit machine installed at Google's Quantum AI Lab spends most of its power on keeping cool
David DiVincenzo on his Tenure at IBM and the Future of Quantum Computing
Will qubits cohabit with silicon-based electronics in the future?