American institute provides AI supercomputer with 6000 Nvidia A100 GPUs

The US National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center deploys Perlmutter, a supercomputer focused on artificial intelligence. The supercomputer contains more than six thousand Nvidia A100 accelerators and fifteen hundred AMD EPYC 7763 CPUs. Located in Berkeley Lab’s Nersc’s Shyh Wang Hall facility, Perlmutter is named after Saul Perlmutter, a physicist who co-won the 2011 Nobel … Read more

American institute equips AI supercomputer with 6000 Nvidia A100 GPUs

The US National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center is commissioning Perlmutter, a supercomputer focused on artificial intelligence. The supercomputer contains more than six thousand Nvidia A100 accelerators and fifteen hundred AMD EPYC 7763 CPUs. Placed in Berkeley Lab’s Nersc’s Shyh Wang Hall facility, Perlmutter is named after Saul Perlmutter, a physicist who co-won the Nobel … Read more

Hoera! Today we celebrate Pi Day

Today, Sunday, March 14, is Pi Day, the day when mathematicians worldwide celebrate one of the most important mathematical constants. Following Pi Day, today we also celebrate International Mathematics Day. According to the American date notation, we write March 14 as 3/14 and that date refers to the beginning of the decimal notation of pi, … Read more

Researchers make material superconducting at room temperature

American scientists have succeeded in making material superconducting under high pressure at a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. This is an important step towards the practical use of superconductivity at room temperature, for electronics, for example. The researchers at the University of Rochester have succeeded in making the material carbonaceous sulfur hydride superconducting at 15 … Read more

Tesla acquires Canadian battery maker Hibar Systems

Tesla has acquired Hibar Systems, a Canadian manufacturer of batteries for electric vehicles, laptops and other applications. The acquisition strengthens suspicions that Tesla will enter battery cell production itself, in order to be less dependent on other manufacturers. It is not entirely clear when the American car manufacturer Hibar Systems acquired it. Canadian news site … Read more

'Flying brain' CIMON will assist ISS astronauts

The International Space Station receives a flying assistant this weekend: CIMON (Crew Interactive MObile companioN ). That is an AI that is run by IBM’s Watson supercomputer and that floats in space in the form of a flattened sphere. The assistant is as big as a volleyball and has, as you can see, a display … Read more

Hawking’s speech recording sent to black hole during memorial service

During a memorial service for the recently deceased physicist Stephen Hawking, a recording of his speech was sent into space. The text was sent in the form of radio waves from an ESA station to the nearest black hole, 3,500 light-years away. Hawking’s speech was accompanied by music by the Greek composer Vangelis, known for … Read more

"We are at the beginning of an exciting journey with data as the basis"

Organizations that use their data well, have competitive advantages. So good design of data infrastructure is becoming increasingly important. “But data must be meaningful. Where does that data come from? From which systems does this data come and which connections can be made between datasets? Also important, how is the data governance set up? “Remus … Read more

Stephen Hawking has passed away

British physicist Stephen Hawking died Wednesday morning at his home in Cambridge. He turned 76 years old. Hawking is best known for his work on black holes and the Hawking radiation that is named after him. According to the BBC, Hawking passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning. Hawking was one of the most famous scientists … Read more

‘Doomsday scenarios about AI as a threat to humans are highly unlikely’

Alan Winfield, a British professor of robotics, believes that the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčartificial intelligence as a threat to humanity is far removed from reality. He finds the pessimistic view of Stephen Hawking, for example, ‘highly unhelpful’ in the debate on this. Winfield argues that we must guard against what he calls ‘artificial stupidity’. According to … Read more