- NASA High Performance Fast Computing Challenge (HPFCC) - NASA has an open competition to speed up supercomputer simulations of computational fluid dynamics, with a deadline of June 29, and top prizes up to $55,000.
- Neuromorphic Chip Composes Music - IMEC in Belgium has designed a neuromorphic chip that can be trained using musical passages to compose music on its own.
- Low Power Image Recognition Challenge (LPIRC) - Registrations now open for the opportunity to compete for cash prizes. Limited travel grants available.
- Intel Universal Memory Technology - Intel has developed a new faster type of solid-state hard drive for data centers, based on a technology known as 3D XPoint.
- Google Tensor Processing Unit - TPU is ASIC chip designed for neural networks and machine learning, for use with TensorFlow software.
- Rambus Cryo DRAM - Rambus is collaborating with Microsoft researchers to develop new CMOS DRAM chips designed to operate at cryogenic temperatures of 90 K or below, for possible future use with cryogenic processors.
- Proposed DNA computer faster than conventional supercomputers - Manchester University (UK) researchers use exponential parallelism to design a non-deterministic universal Turing machine.
- IBM Research Team Demonstrates magnetic storage using single atoms - This could lead to a storage density factor of 1000x greater than current technology.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been developing a new paradigm for high-performance computing associated with Big Data, whereby an enormous multi-terabyte (TB) pool of memory is shared by many processors. This approach is known as Memory-Driven Computing, or MDC, and the project is called “The Machine”. In the latest version of the prototype, 160 TB of fast non-volatile memory is connected to forty 32-core processors via fast photonic interconnects.
An overview of the prototype is provided here.
Some potential Big-Data applications are discussed here.
For more information from HPE on Memory-Driven Computing, see here.
Podcast Overview of IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS)
In May 2016, IEEE announced the formation of the IRDS as part of the Industry Connections Program of the IEEE Standards Association, under the sponsorship of IEEE Rebooting Computing. In March 2017, the IRDS team published nine foundational white papers that outline the technical components required to create an official roadmap in early 2018. To help us better understand the IRDS program and the roadmap it will soon produce, we interviewed three participating experts: Erik DeBenedictis and Matthew Marinella of Sandia National Lab and Geoffrey Burr of IBM. To listen to or download this or other RC-related podcasts, see here.
IRDS will have a preliminary release of their 2018 roadmap in November 2017 as part of Rebooting Computing Week.
- Rebooting Computing Video Overview
- ICRC 2017 Call for Papers
- Computing in Science and Engineering on the End of Moore's Law
- IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC)
- Arch2030 Workshop Report
- TTM 2016 Videos
- Workshop on Neuromorphic Computing
- Workshop on Beyond CMOS Technology
- Update on National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)
- RC White Paper on Nanocomputers
- IEEE Computer Magazine on Rebooting Computing
- RC-ITRS Report on the Foundation of the New Computer Industry Beyond 2020