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29th June 2024

Book competition – The Singularity is Nearer

Almost 20 years after his famous book, The Singularity is Near – in which he predicted a technological singularity by 2045 – world-renowned futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil is back with a sequel: The Singularity is Nearer. We are giving away three copies to our readers.

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22nd March 2024

New AI chips feature 208 billion transistors

Chip giant NVIDIA has launched its Blackwell family of processors, which are set to provide yet another leap in scale and speed for AI.

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24th January 2024

30 TB hard drive launched by Seagate

The capacity of data storage has reached another new level with the first ever 30 terabyte (TB) hard drive, just three years after the 20 TB milestone.

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9th January 2024

First functional semiconductor made from graphene

The first functional semiconductor made from graphene has been created. This could enable smaller and faster electronic devices and may have applications for quantum computing.

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3rd January 2024

Neutron star cores revealed by supercomputer

One of the world's most powerful supercomputers has simulated the largest and densest neutron stars. This new model shows there is a 90% chance that they contain quark-matter cores.

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16th December 2023

Neuromorphic supercomputer aims for human brain scale

A new supercomputer in Australia will mimic biological processes to emulate 228 trillion synaptic operations per second – potentially rivalling the human brain.

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7th December 2023

IBM launches Quantum System Two and first 1,000+ qubit chip

Computing giant IBM has launched the first utility-scale quantum computer, the first 1,000+ qubit chip, and the most efficient quantum processor in terms of error correction.

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14th November 2023

NVIDIA announces H200 Tensor Core GPU

The world's most valuable chip maker has officially announced a next-generation processor for AI and high-performance computing workloads, due for launch in mid-2024. A new exascale supercomputer designed specifically for large AI models is also planned.

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30th October 2023

1,000+ qubit quantum computer announced

California-based startup Atom Computing has announced a quantum computer featuring 1,225 qubits, the first to break the 1,000+ barrier, which it plans to release in 2024.

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24th October 2023

New AI chip is 22 times faster

A new edge-based processor called NorthPole has been announced by IBM Research, able to run AI-based image recognition apps 22 times faster than chips currently on the market.

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11th October 2023

50 exaFLOPS supercomputer planned for 2025

Chip designer Tachyum is building a new supercomputing system for AI. This will be based on its 5 nanometre (nm) "Prodigy" Universal Processor chip, delivering more than 50 exaFLOPS of performance.

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25th July 2023

World's largest supercomputer for training AI revealed

Cerebras Systems, in collaboration with G42, has revealed Condor Galaxy – a network of interconnected supercomputers, which together will provide up to 36 exaFLOPs for training AI.

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19th June 2023

Intel announces new quantum chip for research

The new 12-qubit "Tunnel Falls" chip announced by Intel packs important features into its tiny form factor that could help accelerate research in quantum computing.

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29th May 2023

IBM planning 100,000-qubit quantum computer for 2033

IBM has announced a 10-year, $100 million initiative with two universities to develop a quantum-centric supercomputer powered by 100,000 qubits.

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17th April 2023

Apple will use 100% recycled cobalt in batteries by 2025

Apple has announced a major acceleration of its work to expand recycled materials across its products, including a new 2025 target to use 100% recycled cobalt in all Apple-designed batteries.

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25th March 2023

Gordon Moore (1929-2023) – an obituary

Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel and the man responsible for "Moore's Law", has died at the age of 94.

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22nd March 2023

New card from Nvidia will accelerate AI

U.S. chip giant Nvidia has launched the H100 NVL, a next-generation hardware accelerator for large language models.

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16th February 2023

Direct transfer of quantum bits between chips

The first direct transfer of quantum bits between quantum computer microchips has been demonstrated, with a near-perfect accuracy rate and record high connection speed. A research team from the UK says their work has "the potential to scale-up by connecting hundreds or even thousands of quantum computing microchips."

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10th November 2022

433-qubit quantum processor revealed

IBM has unveiled 'Osprey', the successor to its Eagle system, featuring the highest ever qubit count for a quantum processor.

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