Systems

Our 2 nm chip: the sum of several “Aha!” moments

Today’s announcement isn’t just that our new Gate-All-Around (GAA) nanosheet device architecture enables us to fit 50 billion transistors in a space roughly the size of a fingernail. It’s not just that IBM Research’s second-generation nanosheet technology has paved a path to the 2-nanometer (nm) node. Or that we produced this breakthrough technology on a 300 millimeter (mm) wafer built at IBM Research’s semiconductor research facility in Albany, NY. It’s all of those things, of course.

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COVID-19 HPC Consortium one year on: Getting ready for the next crisis

Today, we honor the one-year anniversary of the formation of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, a ground-breaking public-private initiative that gives researchers around the globe unprecedented access to the world’s most powerful computing resources. The Consortium brings together 43 organizations from around the world, uniting academia, government, and technology companies – many of whom are typically rivals - to tackle COVID-19, sharing their knowledge in ways not possible if they were acting alone.

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How the world’s first smartwatch inspired cutting-edge AI 

Between 2000 and 2001, IBM Research made headlines when it launched an internet-enabled designer watch running Linux, an open-source operating system. Dubbed WatchPad, its aim was to demonstrate the capabilities of the then-novel OS for mobile and embedded devices.

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Fine-grained visual recognition for mobile AR technical support

Our team of researchers recently published paper “Fine-Grained Visual Recognition in Mobile Augmented Reality for Technical Support,” in IEEE ISMAR 2020, which outlines an augmented reality (AR) solution that our colleagues in IBM Technology Support Services use to increase the rate of first-time fixes and reduce the mean time to recovery from a hardware disruption.

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EUV patterning yield breakthrough sets new benchmark for logic scaling

IBM and New York State have upgraded their workhorse lithography tool with the latest EUV system, the NXE3400. Now, this system is fully operational in a state-of-the-art semiconductor research fab on the SUNY Poly campus in Albany, enabling logic research for the next decade to come.

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IBM 5 in 5: Radically Accelerating the Process of Discovery will Enable Our Sustainable Future

This year’s IBM "5 in 5" predictions focus on accelerating the discovery of new materials to enable a more sustainable future. In line with the United Nation’s global call-to-action through its Sustainable Development Goals, IBM researchers are working to speed up the discovery of new materials that will address significant worldwide problems.

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IBM device paves the way for 5G to reach full potential

5G, the next evolution of wireless communication standards, is already here – but it’s not possible to use it all the time just yet. A portable device and software stack developed by IBM that works with the millimeter-wave band of 5G can change that.

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IBM Systems Research: AI and Hybrid Cloud Can Advance Only as Far as Hardware Can Take Them

IBM Research plays a crucial role in advancing the foundational technology needed to support the artificial intelligence (AI) and hybrid cloud technologies driving IBM’s strategic business goals.

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VLSI 2020: IBM Research Highlights Nanosheet, AI Processor and Photonics Advances

At VLSI 2020, IBM Research is spotlighting key developments for hybrid cloud infrastructure and AI, marked by improvements in performance, energy efficiency, area scaling, and new workloads.

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Women in systems research transforming AI hardware

In this blogpost, the fourth in our series dedicated to Women in IBM Research, we meet four scientists - in Japan, Switzerland, California and New York. They’re working to transform computing with AI hardware accelerators, nanosheet technology, and spintronics. The goal is not simply to make smarter machines, but to create deep-learning platforms that help solve our most pressing and intractable problems.

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IBM Takes Its Quantum Computer to Japan to Launch Country-Wide Quantum Initiative

IBM quantum computing hardware comes to Japan – thanks to a new initiative between IBM and the University of Tokyo.

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