Massively parallel high-performance computers (HPCs) are seeping into more and more organizations by virtue of the ease with which servers can bulk up with 60-core Xeon Phi coprocessors, with Supermicro currently claiming the crown in affordable high-density clusters: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog
Supermicro's SuperBlade is capable of packing 20 Xeon Phi coprocessors and 20 Xeon E5 main processors in a foot tall (7U) chassis.
Cognitive computers—cognizers—aim to instill human-like intelligence into our smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices using microchips that emulate the human brain. Dubbed the “Future of Computing” by the NYTimes, one of the “Best Innovation Moments of 2011” by the Washington Post and one of “10 World Changing Ideas” in a Scientific American cover story “A Computer Chip that Thinks” this book reveals how neuroscience and computer science are merging in a new era of intelligent machines light-years beyond Apple's Siri, IBM's Watson.
Next-generation electronics and technology news stories published non-stop for 20+ years, R. Colin Johnson's unique perspective has prompted coverage of his articles in a diverse range of major media outlets--from the ultra-liberal National Public Radio (NPR) to the ultra-conservative Rush Limbaugh Show.