Preparing for Exascale Science on Day 1

ESP research projects are in the areas of chemistry, physics (high energy physics, fusion energy, cosmology), biosciences (cancer treatment informatics, modeling metastasis, brain connectomics, molecular dynamics of cell membrane transport proteins), engineering (aerodynamics, nuclear reactor coolant, combustion in coal boilers), materials science (functional materials, semi-conductors).

William Tang, professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University and principal research physicist with the DOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), is leading an ESP project that is one of the more successful efforts in artificial intelligence (AI) for science using pre-exascale systems. His work is focused on using deep learning and exascale computing power to improve the behavior of fusion reactors aiming to produce sustainable clean energy.  Tang’s AI research studies disruptions in confinement devices called tokamaks, which use a powerful magnetic field to confine hot plasma to produce controlled thermonuclear fusion power.

Engineers working with the potential energy source have estimated a window

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Gaming Giant Roblox Preparing To Go Public Early 2021, Eyes $8 Billion Valuation: Report

KEY POINTS

  • Roblox is currently valued at $4 billion
  • It raised $150 million in series G funding in February
  • Roblox has more than 100 million monthly active users 

Gaming platform Roblox is getting ready to go public on the U.S. stock market early next  year, a move which may double its current valuation of $4 billion, Reuters reported.

The gaming company is in talks with investment banks to gauge whether it should debut on the market through a conventional initial public offering (IPO) or a direct listing, the report quoted sources as saying on the condition of anonymity. The company declined to comment to Reuters.

In an IPO, shares are created, underwritten an sold to the public, while in a direct listing, outstanding shares are sold with no underwriters involved. This is a rare method, which does not dilute the ownership of existing stakeholders.

This week, software maker Asana (NYSE:

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Apple Stores preparing for imminent release of iPad Air 4

Reportedly, Apple Stores are now receiving promotional material for the iPad Air 4, suggesting that it will be on sale very soon.

At Apple’s “Time Flies” event when it launched the iPad Air 4, the company said only that it would be available in October. Now, as October starts, it appears that Apple Stores are beginning to receive marketing materials to get geared up for the sales.

According to Gurman, the unspecified marketing materials suggest that the launch will be early October. This may fit with Apple’s schedule, which is currently expected to see the launch of the “iPhone 12” range on October 13, with pre-orders and sales beginning shortly

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China is preparing an antitrust investigation into Google, sources say

Visitors pass by the logo of Google at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech, in Paris, France May 16, 2019.

Charles Platiau | Reuters

China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Alphabet’s Google, looking into allegations it has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, two people familiar with the matter said.

The case was proposed by telecommunications equipment giant Huawei Technologies last year and has been submitted by the country’s top market regulator to the State Council’s antitrust committee for review, they added.

A decision on whether to proceed with a formal investigation may come as soon as October and could be affected by the state of China’s relationship with the United States, one of the people said.

The potential investigation follows a raft of actions by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to hobble Chinese tech companies,

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Exclusive: China preparing an antitrust investigation into Google

By Cheng Leng, Keith Zhai and David Kirton

BEIJING/SINGAPORE/SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe into Alphabet Inc’s <GOOGL.O> Google, looking into allegations it has leveraged the dominance of its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, two people familiar with the matter said.

The case was proposed by telecommunications equipment giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd last year and has been submitted by the country’s top market regulator to the State Council’s antitrust committee for review, they added.

A decision on whether to proceed with a formal investigation may come as soon as October and could be affected by the state of China’s relationship with the United States, one of the people said.

The potential investigation follows a raft of actions by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to hobble Chinese tech companies, citing national security risks.

This has included putting Huawei on its trade blacklist,

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Preparing for the future: The 2020s will demand more from your tech

If ever there was a decade that announced itself so defiantly in the first year, it’s the 2020s. With so much change and volatility already, 2020 has proven this decade will be dramatically different than the one before it. It’s imperative that IT and business leaders prepare for 10 years unlike any others. 

For IT and business leaders, success in the 2010s meant capitalizing on innovative commercial IT (think cloud and mobile). As the decade went on, many of those firms began leveraging the same commercial platforms — now looking and feeling very similar to their customers. Forward-thinking organizations began examining how digital differentiation could give them a leg up and then — wham! — 2020 came in with a bang.

In only a few months, business models were flipped on their heads. The coronavirus pandemic, economic downturns, the rise of values-based consumers, and increasing climate issues forced most businesses

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Unacademy Acquires UPSC Preparing Startup Coursavy

As a part of the deal, Coursavy educators, including Vimal Singh Rathore (chief executive officer CEO, Coursavy), will now teach on Unacademy and will also mentor existing educators on enhancing discipline amongst aspirants

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Bengaluru-based edtech startup Unacademy has acquired a UPSC preparing startup – Coursavy for an undisclosed amount. According to Unacademy, this acquisition will strengthen its position in the UPSC CSE prep market.

 

As a part of the deal, Coursavy educators, including Vimal, will now teach on Unacademy and will also mentor existing educators on enhancing discipline amongst aspirants.

 

The content from Coursavy will help Unacademy educators in their live classes and will prepare learners for their UPSC CSE examination.

 

Unacademy will also conduct bimonthly scholarship tests — Aspire,

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