NVIDIA Will Build The UK’s “Most Powerful” Supercomputer To Boost COVID-19 Research

NVIDIA has announced plans to invest £40 million to build the UK’s fastest supercomputer which will be used for AI research in the healthcare sector.

The Cambridge-1 will be an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD system capable of delivering more than 400 petaflops of AI performance and 8 petaflops of Linpack performance. This will give the supercomputer a spot among the world’s 30 most powerful supercomputers, according to Nvidia, and it will also be among the three most energy-efficient supercomputers on the current Green500 list.

“Tackling the world’s most pressing challenges in healthcare requires massively powerful computing resources to harness the capabilities of AI,” said NVIDIA founder and CEO

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Can Wisdom, Technology, And Collective Knowledge Build A Better Future?

We are a society of seven billion human beings all with the ability to almost instantly connect. In seconds, we can send a text message or start a video chat with a friend on the other side of the planet. We often take for granted how easy it is to hop on a plane and sip coffee with that same friend a day later.

We are forever interconnected, now more than ever before. Not long ago, it’d be hard to imagine a board meeting without every executive physically sitting in the room. Now, it’s common to hash out quarterly planning strategies or discuss budgets while leaders sit in comfortably in their offices (or homes) thousands of miles apart.

But the perks of an interconnected world is more than just about pleasure, convenience, or savings on travel expenses. According to Rajesh Kasturirangan—the co-founder and CEO of Socratus—bringing together

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These 3 Stocks Are Helping Build a Better Future: Are They Buys?

One of my favorite pieces of investing advice comes from Motley Fool co-founder and Chief Rule Breaker David Gardner, who’s often said, “make your portfolio reflect your best vision for our future.” The idea is to pick companies for your portfolio that are working to create a world you’d want to be part of. Three companies that fit this category for me are Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Livongo Health (NASDAQ:LVGO), and Asana (NYSE:ASAN). But they’re also great investment opportunities. Let’s find out why.

Shopify: Making commerce better for everyone

Shopify is a software platform that allows businesses of all sizes to establish and run online stores. In 2004, co-founder Tobias Lutke wanted to sell snowboards online but realized there wasn’t any commercially available software to help him get started, so he built his own. It wasn’t too much later that he and his co-founder realized the software platform was

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Nvidia to build Britain’s largest supercomputer after Arm bid

The University of Cambridge; the highest-ranked U.K. institution on the QS table.

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LONDON — U.S. chipmaker Nvidia pledged Monday to build a £40 million ($52 million) supercomputer in Cambridge, England, weeks after announcing it intends to buy British rival Arm for $40 billion.

The supercomputer — named “Cambridge-1” and intended for artificial intelligence (AI) research in health care — is being unveiled by Nvidia founder and Chief Executive Jensen Huang at the company’s GTC 2020 conference on Monday.

“Tackling the world’s most pressing challenges in health care requires massively powerful computing resources to harness the capabilities of AI,” Huang will say in his keynote. “The Cambridge-1 supercomputer will serve as a hub of innovation for the U.K., and further the groundbreaking work being done by the nation’s researchers in critical healthcare and drug discovery.”

Expected to launch by the end of the year, the Cambridge-1

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What are the chances Boeing will build a new jet in Washington state again?

“You’re going to have a lot of governors tripping over themselves to offer incentive packages, and Boeing’s going to take advantage of that,” aviation experts say.

EVERETT, Wash. — This week’s decision to move all 787 Dreamliner production out of Everett marks the first time Boeing has moved the commercial airliner assembly that started in Puget Sound out of Washington state.

Yes, other jets have gone away, the 707, 727, 757 — and by 2022, the Queen of the Skies, the 747, will also be gone.

But those programs did not fly away. Rather, those jets aged out as technology and demand changed.

In the case of the 787, Boeing moved its entire production line to its factories in South Carolina.

So, what about the next airplane, whether Boeing calls it the 797 or something else?

“I think Washington is still the incumbent, still the best place to build a

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You Can Build A High-Resolution Streaming Service, But Will Enough People Care?

Amazon
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recently completed deals with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group to remaster a large batch of songs and albums into Ultra HD streaming audio quality for use exclusively on its Amazon Music HD service. The platform already has 5 million tracks in the high-resolution 24 bit and up to 192kHz format, as well as immersive audio tracks in both Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio formats, as the company becomes particularly agressive in the hi-res audio space.

What’s surprising here is not that Amazon has such a large presence in this arena, but that Apple
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has chosen not to compete – at least not yet. That fast is that Apple has been collecting high-resolution digital mastered since its Mastered for iTunes program (now called Apple Digital Masters) launched in 2012. While the service still streams at a maximum bit

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Indian Startups Band Up Against Google Dominance, Want To Build National Alternative To Play Store

KEY POINTS

  • Google Play will collect a 30% commission on in-app purchases from 2021
  • Indian startup founders called these charges “unfeasible”
  • Google’s Android holds a 95.8% market share in India

More than 150 top Indian startups and businesses, some of them big names, have banded together to challenge Google’s monopoly over the Android app ecosystem in India  and build an app store that the country can call its own, TechCrunch reported.

The move by Indian businesses to to build a national altenative to Google Play was prompted by Google’s recent annoucement to force app developers on its store to use its payments system, which takes a 30% cut on transactions including in-app purchases. Reports said founders of leading startups like Paytm, a payments app simiar to Google Pay and is India’s most valuable startup; MakeMyTrip and PolicyBazaar discussed Google’s policy and the concerns on dependence on Google on a call.

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Physicists build circuit that generates clean, limitless power from graphene

Physicists build circuit that generates clean, limitless power from graphene
Credit: University of Arkansas

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene’s thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current.


“An energy-harvesting circuit based on graphene could be incorporated into a chip to provide clean, limitless, low-voltage power for small devices or sensors,” said Paul Thibado, professor of physics and lead researcher in the discovery.

The findings, published in the journal Physical Review E, are proof of a theory the physicists developed at the U of A three years ago that freestanding graphene—a single layer of carbon atoms—ripples and buckles in a way that holds promise for energy harvesting.

The idea of harvesting energy from graphene is controversial because it refutes physicist Richard Feynman’s well-known assertion that the thermal motion of atoms, known as Brownian motion, cannot do work. Thibado’s team found that at room temperature the thermal motion of

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NASA To Use 3D Tech To Build Habitat On Moon Surface

KEY POINTS

  • NASA will work with ICON to develop a space-based construction system that could support future explorations
  • ICON will work under the Moon to Mars Planetary Autonomous Construction Technologies project
  • NASA’s Artemis Program aims to send humans again to moon by 2024

NASA has partnered with ICON, a construction technologies company based in Texas, to develop a 3D-printed construction system to help scientists explore the moon in future, the space agency announced Thursday.

As part of the space agency’s Artemis program (a mission that aims to send the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024), a sustained presence needs to be established on the moon in order to allow astronauts to explore more of the lunar surface and do more research. But the process of building roads, habitats and landing pads will be far different from how it occurs here on Earth. For one, the machinery

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3 Steps To Help You Build Entrepreneurial Confidence

In theory, building a successful startup is simple. All you have to do is build a product people need. In practice, this simple startup success formula can raise hundreds of questions starting with, how do I know what people need?

The reality is, not every entrepreneur is ready to answer this question right now. I believe that all entrepreneurs go through an observation stage, during which they immerse themselves in the entrepreneurial journey before they begin their ventures. This pre-execution stage is not necessarily a research or education phase. It’s living the life of an entrepreneur through the eyes of other founders. In it, we read,

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