The future of hardware is AI


To make great strides in AI, hardware must change. Starting with GPUs, and then evolving to analog devices, and then fault tolerant quantum computers.

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Systems

December 6, 2017

One big wire change in ‘97 still helping chips achieve...


The IT state-of-the-art 20 years ago was rapidly ending, and we – and I mean everyone in the industry that made a device with a chip inside of it –...

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November 15, 2017

The era of AI — and the technologies that will...


Mukesh Khare, IBM Research vice president of semiconductor research, explores the answers to the questions -- what does AI and the explosion of data imply for computing devices? And where...

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AI

October 11, 2017

Beat the heat in 3D chip stacks with ICECool


In the Moore’s Law race to keep improving computer performance, the IT industry has turned upward, stacking chips like nano-sized 3D skyscrapers. But those stacks, like the law it’s challenging,...

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August 30, 2017

Future semiconductor research leadership empowered by design automation


This article authored by Myung-hee Na, Senior Technical Staff Member, Semiconductor Technology Research, IBM Research; Karim El Sayed, Director of R&D, Synopsys; Victor Moroz, Synopsys Fellow, Synopsys The number of variables...

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August 10, 2017

Recent papers detail carbon nanotube scalabilty, integration breakthroughs


Carbon nanotubes appeal to the semiconductor industry because they’re superior electrical conductors compared to silicon with a mere 1 nanometer body thickness. So why don’t we have CNT chips in...

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July 5, 2017

A new supercomputing-powered weather model may ready us for Exascale


IBM Research, The Weather Company, UCAR and NCAR are collaborating to develop the first supercomputing model to predict weather events at local scales.

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June 23, 2017

You asked scientist Jessie Rosenberg anything about silicon photonics


Here’s what she said about flying qubits, wafer-scale photonic test systems, and more Silicon photonics uses light, versus electricity, to send signals from a microchip. IBM engineers use these pulses...

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April 14, 2017

IBM at SPIE: Seven Advancements for Beyond 7nm Chips


When we announced the industry’s first functional 7 nanometer node (7nm) test chips in 2015, with our GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung partners, we knew the process for the chips to reach...

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Materials Science

February 27, 2017

New IBM research: Making silicon biochips to stretch single DNA...


Just last month, IBM released its “5 in 5” predictions, an exercise to identify five innovations that will have an impact on society in five years. Among the five, it...

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IBM 5 in 5

February 16, 2017

The brain’s architecture, efficiency… on a chip


2016 was a big year for brain-inspired computing. My team and I proved in our paper “Convolutional networks for fast, energy-efficient neuromorphic computing” that the value of this breakthrough is...

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December 19, 2016