Cloud

Are ARM Server Chips Xeon Class, And Does It Matter?

We have often opined that ARMv8 processors would struggle to meet Intel Xeon chips head-on until they got a few microarchitecture revisions under their belts to improve per-core performance and until they narrowed the manufacturing gap to 14 nanometers or 16 nanometers, or perhaps even 10 nanometers.

AI

IBM Watson CTO on What’s Ahead for Cognitive Computing

After close to twenty years at IBM, where he began as an IBM Fellow and Chief Architect for the SOA Foundation, Rob High has developed a number of core technologies that back Big Blue’s enterprise systems, including the suite of tools behind IBM WebSphere, and more recently, those that support the wide-ranging ambitions of the Watson cognitive computing platform.

Compute

The Second Coming of Neuromorphic Computing

Just a few years ago, the promise of ultra-low power, high performance computing was tied to the rather futuristic-sounding vision of a “brain chip” or neuromorphic processor, which could mimic the brain’s structure and processing ability in silicon—quickly learning and chewing on data as fast as it could be generated.