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HPE Helps EPFL Blue Brain Project Unlock the Secrets of the Brain

According to a new press release, “Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced that the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne’s (EPFL) Blue Brain Project, a Swiss brain research initiative, selected HPE to build a next-generation supercomputer for modeling and simulation of the mammalian brain. The new supercomputer, called ‘Blue Brain 5′, will be dedicated to simulation neuroscience, […]

Baidu’s Deep Learning Secret Weapon: Minwa

by Angela Guess Robert McMillan recently wrote for the Wall Street Journal blog, “Baidu Inc. says it has posted the world’s best results on a closely watched artificial intelligence benchmark. It had a secret weapon, according to researchers at the Chinese search giant: Minwa. The company’s Minwa supercomputer scanned ImageNet, a database of just over […]

RPI to Design a Supercomputer with a Neuromorphic Processor

by Angela Guess Mary L. Martialay recently reported for RPI News, “With a $1.3 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will explore the design and potential of next-generation supercomputers that incorporate a highly efficient “neuromorphic” processor, which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design. In […]

Baidu Has Built a Supercomputer for Deep Learning

by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Chinese search engine company Baidu says it has built the world’s most-accurate computer vision system, dubbed Deep Image, which runs on a supercomputer optimized for deep learning algorithms. Baidu claims a 5.98 percent error rate on the ImageNet object classification benchmark; a team from Google won the […]

Nova Southeastern University Will Ramp Up Research with Supercomputer from IBM

by Angela Guess An announcement out of the university reports, “Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences has received a multimillion dollar IBM Supercomputer that will place NSU’s research at the forefront of computational biology, data mining, graphic visualization and software engineering. ‘The addition of the supercomputer allows NSU to join an […]

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