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Probabilistic processors possibly pack potent punch

A DARPA-funded processor start-up has made bold claims about a new kind of processor that computes using probabilities, rather than the traditional ones and zeroes of conventional processors. Lyric Semiconductor, an MIT spin-off, claims that its probabilistic processors could speed up some kinds of computation by a factor of a thousand, allowing racks of servers to be replaced with small processing appliances.
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Sony Goes Thunderbolt With Vaio Z But Side Steps Intel By Using USB 3.0

Technology : Walyou (3 years ago)

Sony announced the Vaio Z which packs a powerful punch thanks to a new Intel processor but the biggest piece is Thunderbolt – it’s the first computer not made by Apple to ship with the new tech. But It’s Not Called Thunderbolt … The... Read Post

MIT Replicates Brain with Computer Chip

Technology : Shelly Palmer Digital Living (3 years ago)

Researchers at MIT have created a computer chip that mimics the way our brain thinks. The processors operate using analog functions, just like the brain, but are capable of simulating the thought process faster than any human could.... Read Post

Computational power and cognitive augmentation

Technology : O'Reilly Radar (2 days ago)

Editor’s note: this is an excerpt from our new report Data: Emerging Trends and Technologies, by Alistair Croll. Download the free report here. Here’s a look at a few of the ways that humans — still the ultimate data processors … Read Post

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