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  • SiFive Unveils Freedom Platforms for RISC-V-Based Semi-Custom Chips

    07/24/2016 6:08:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    anandtech.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | by Anton Shilov
    SiFive, a company established by researchers who invented the RISC-V instruction set architecture in the University of California Berkeley several years ago, has this week announced two platforms which could be used to design semi-custom SoCs based on RISC-V cores. SiFive is the world’s first and yet the only company developing chips featuring the RISC-V ISA and it already has initial customers interested in designing SoCs for machine learning, storage, embedded, IoT and wearable applications. SiFive: World’s First Developer of Commercial RISC-V Chips RISC-V is an open-source microprocessor architecture developed by researchers in the Computer Science Division at UC Berkeley and...
  • IBM Unveils World's First 2 Nanometer Chip Technology

    05/10/2021 7:32:38 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 6, 2021 | IBM News
    IBM today unveiled a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip announced with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Semiconductors play critical roles in everything from computing, to appliances, to communication devices, transportation systems, and critical infrastructure.Demand for increased chip performance and energy efficiency continues to rise, especially in the era of hybrid cloud, AI, and the Internet of Things. IBM's new 2 nm chip technology helps advance the state-of-the-art in the semiconductor industry, addressing this growing demand. It is projected to achieve 45 percent higher performance, or 75 percent lower energy use, than...
  • Apple’s M1 chips might just be the beginning of Intel’s nightmare

    04/20/2021 6:45:24 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 80 replies
    bgr.com ^ | 3/24/21 | Chris Smith
    Apple just launched its first custom processor for computers. The M1 chip is similar to the A-series processors inside the iPhone and iPad, and it powers just two devices: The late 2020 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. And yet, Intel is still terrified, having mounted a massive ad campaign in an attempt to convince the world that the M1 MacBooks can’t stand up to Windows 10 laptops running on Intel hardware. The campaign was somewhat half-baked, and has since drawn criticism and ridicule for its missteps. The M1 MacBooks offer formidable performance and excellent battery life, with M1 being built...
  • Cuomo’s Vaccine Passports and the IBM Connection

    04/07/2021 7:16:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Apr 7, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    What’s behind the controversial governor’s connection to the tech giant? Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Are you a New Yorker who wants to live a normal life? Move to Florida. And if you can’t do that, get an Excelsior Pass. ‘Excelsior’ means ‘higher’ in Latin and is New York’s motto. It’s probably not the best motto for a broken state tiptoeing toward bankruptcy. And it’s an even worse name for a vaccine passport that allows businesses to discriminate. A day after...
  • NYS lawmakers, Cuomo negotiating $2.1B fund for illegal immigrants, ex-cons

    04/02/2021 11:44:15 AM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    nypost ^ | 4/1/2021 | Bernadette Hogan, Carl Campanile and Tamar Lapin
    New York state lawmakers on Thursday were negotiating a $2.1 billion fund that would give unemployment benefits to illegal immigrants and former inmates — possibly providing some recipients with around $28,000. Legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office were hashing out details of the “Excluded Worker Fund,” which would be part of the now-overdue 2021-22 state budget, sources told The Post. The proposal, introduced in the Senate and Assembly two weeks ago, aims to help residents who are otherwise ineligible for federal aid, such as people living in the country illegally or those recently sprung from jail. Advocates — who are...
  • Cuomo, Legislature agree on $212B state budget (2.1 billion for illegals)

    04/07/2021 11:53:45 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 17 replies
    City & Stae NY ^ | 4/6/2021 | REBECCA C. LEWIS, ZACH WILLIAMS
    The final spending package includes $2.1 billion in aid for undocumented immigrants hit hard by the pandemic... Left-leaning lawmakers and activists had been pushing for $3.5 billion to establish a relief fund for undocumented immigrants, who were ineligible for other forms of state or federal aid. Pushback from Republicans and moderate suburban Democrats meant that the final budget allocation was reduced to $2.1 billion. Applicants will have to verify their identity, residency and work history to be eligible for one of the two tiers in the program, which will be administered by the Department of Labor. The higher tier of...
  • REVEALED: Cuomo administration began tracking COVID-19 related deaths in nursing homes last April but left the full toll out of a state health department report three months later

    04/07/2021 11:34:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 08 2021 | ADAM SCHRADER
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration started tracking COVID-19 related nursing home resident deaths as early as last April, but the complete data was left out of a health department report three months later, it was revealed Wednesday. The state Health Department sent a memo to nursing homes and adult care facilities on April 18, 2020, directing them to report the number of residents who died from COVID-19 whether they died in the facility or not, the New York Post reports. But 11 weeks later, the Health Department released a report on July 6 that excluded residents who did not...
  • New York’s vaccine passport program is already failing: Failure Imminent - The Cuomo-IBM idiocracy can't produce a good product.

    04/07/2021 6:22:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 04/07/2021 | Jordan Schachtel
    Liberty advocates, rejoice! The idiocracy is going to save us from another form of COVID tyranny. Thanks to a combination of bungling authoritarians and decaying legacy corporations, these entities are simply too incompetent to pull off a functioning vaccine passport program.New York’s rollout of its vaccine passport already has the markings of a five alarm dumpster fire. The New York State “Excelsior Pass” vaccine passport system, which was created by IBM, has so many issues that I wouldn’t be surprised if the program was scrapped altogether before the end of the calendar year. It has massive security flaws, a shrinking...
  • IBM and the Holocaust -- 20 Years of Corporate Denial

    02/16/2021 6:55:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Feb 15, 2021 | Edwin Black
    How a leading corporation knowingly organized all six phases of the Holocaust. Twenty years ago this week, my book, IBM and the Holocaust exposed with crystal clarity—backed up with a literal tower of physical documentation—that IBM knowingly organized all six phases of the Holocaust: identification, exclusion, confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, and even extermination, all under the micromanagement of its celebrated CEO, Thomas Watson, Sr., operating from his New York office on Madison Avenue, and later through European subsidiaries. Without IBM, there would have always been a Holocaust of hundreds of thousands. Einsatzgruppen murder squads and their militia cohorts would still have...
  • You May Need A COVID Vaccine Passport To Travel In 2021

    12/28/2020 5:43:25 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 75 replies
    cbs miami ^ | December 28, 2020
    In order for people to travel in 2021, they may eventually need a COVID vaccine passport. Several companies and technology groups have begun developing smartphone apps or systems for individuals to upload details of their COVID-19 tests and vaccinations, creating digital credentials that could be shown in order to enter concert venues, stadiums, movie theaters, offices, or even countries. The Common Trust Network, an initiative by Geneva-based nonprofit The Commons Project and the World Economic Forum, has partnered with several airlines including Cathay Pacific, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Swiss Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, as well as hundreds of health systems...
  • “Breakthrough” – IBM And Fujifilm Develop New Magnetic Tape With 580TB Capacity

    12/26/2020 6:25:28 AM PST · by blam · 75 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 12-26-2020 | Tyler Durden
    The world currently produces 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily due to the internet of things, the emergence of 4K/8K videos, and the proliferation of artificial intelligence and automation. By 2025, worldwide data could soar to 175 zettabytes, representing 61% annual growth. Thanks to the virus pandemic, the rapid digitization of the economy sparking a massive push in remote working among corporations have also resulted in a massive increase in data storage. So, where is all this data being stored? More than 500 hyperscale data centers are scattered across the world, storing an estimated 547 exabytes with an estimated 151...
  • IBM is cutting ‘thousands’ of jobs across the US amid COVID-19 pandemic

    05/24/2020 7:45:58 AM PDT · by Starcitizen · 30 replies
    News Observer ^ | May 22, 2020 | ZACHERY EANES
    Computer giant IBM, which has a large presence in Research Triangle Park, is laying off an unspecified number of employees, the company said Friday. The company did not directly blame the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic for the layoffs. Earlier this year, the company told analysts it was restructuring parts of its business, including its Global Technology Services division, in a move that could lead to savings of $2 billion. In April, IBM took a $900 million charge against its first-quarter earnings in relation to that restructuring. “IBM’s work in a highly competitive marketplace requires flexibility to constantly...
  • Hospitals across the US have granted Microsoft, Amazon and IBM access to millions of patients' sensitive identifiable medical records amid fears personal data could be misused

    01/21/2020 11:44:30 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | january 20th, 2020 | LAUREN FRUEN
    Hospitals across the United States are said to have granted Microsoft, Amazon and IBM access to sensitive identifiable medical records. The tech giants are each working with medical centers in Washington, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Google will now have access to patients' test results, diagnoses and hospitalizations to give them a full digital health history. Neither doctors nor the patients in the 21 states where it will be used had been told about it. About 150 Google employees and 100 Ascension staff collaborated on Project Nightingale, transferring the personal data of more than 50 million Americans to Google.
  • IBM announces battery technology breakthrough

    12/18/2019 11:09:28 PM PST · by dalight · 81 replies
    TechRepublic ^ | 12/18/2019 | Brandon Vigliarolo
    IBM research has announced a breakthrough in battery technology that it says could make lithium-ion batteries a thing of the past. The new technology can charge incredibly quickly, has low flammability, and contains no heavy metals, making it far more environmentally friendly than current battery technology. Battery performance complaints are nothing new: Lithium-ion batteries have long been one of the most frustrating parts of modern technology. They go bad, charge slowly, are prone to exploding, and are horrible for the environment. IBM's new battery reportedly eliminates those exact headaches. That faster charging time IBM mentioned is one of the standouts...
  • IBM, Microsoft and Linux Foundation link arms to fight patent trolls with 'multimillion' scheme

    11/20/2019 5:30:57 AM PST · by dayglored · 14 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 20, 2019 | Tim Anderson
    Linux was a 'cancer' but Microsoft is now defending it IBM, Microsoft and the Linux Foundation have partnered with the Open Invention Network (OIN), a company formed to protect Linux from patent threats, to take on "Patent Assertion Entities", also known as patent trolls.Specifically, the group will help fund the Open Source Zone of Unified Patents, an organisation which provides legal services to deter "unsubstantiated or invalid patent assertions".The move had already been flagged at the Open Source Summit in Lyon last month, but the identity of the participating companies was not then known. OIN CEO Keith Bergelt spoke to...
  • IBM fired up to 100,000 older employees to attract millennial workers, says lawsuit

    08/30/2019 12:35:43 PM PDT · by rintintin · 124 replies
    BigThink ^ | Aug 2 2019 | Stephen Johnson
    IBM has been accused of firing thousands of older employees over the past few years as part of a rebranding strategy to appeal to millennial workers. Some former employees have filed lawsuits against IBM. In one civil case, former VP of Human Resources Alan Wild said IBM had "laid off 50,000 to 100,000 employees in just the last several years" in order to make itself seem like "[a] cool, trendy organization," like Google or Amazon, and not like "an old fuddy duddy organization." These statements were obtained court document filed Tuesday in Texas
  • Birth of Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed

    02/01/2019 10:49:18 AM PST · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Georgia Tech ^ | 01/23/19
    The light released from around the first massive black holes in the universe is so intense that it is able to reach telescopes across the entire expanse of the universe. Incredibly, the light from the most distant black holes (or quasars) has been traveling to us for more than 13 billion light years. However, we do not know how these monster black holes formed. New research led by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Dublin City University, Michigan State University, the University of California at San Diego, the San Diego Supercomputer Center and IBM provides a new and extremely promising...
  • Outsourced U.S. Workers: Trump White House 'Pushed Aside' Concerns

    01/29/2019 8:43:15 AM PST · by rintintin · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 29 2019 | John Binder
    After President Trump sent a tweet endorsing the outsourcing of American jobs to foreign workers, Protect U.S. Workers attorney and Trump rallier Sara Blackwell said she cried. “We endorsed him, he said exactly the opposite of what that tweet says,” Blackwell exclusively told Breitbart News. “So that was so utterly disappointing, it made me cry.” The tweet took outsourced American workers who put their faith in Trump’s economic nationalist agenda off guard. They have yet to see major wins from the administration on the issue, but remained hopeful that the president was on their side of the issue, not on...
  • IBM Unveils World's First Quantum Computer That Businesses Can Use

    01/09/2019 6:25:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/09/18 | Rosalie Chan
    For many years, quantum computers have been within only the confines of the research lab. On Tuesday, though, IBM unveiled the IBM Q System One, billed as the first-ever quantum computer designed for businesses to put to their own use — though the company is clear that this is only the first step toward a broader revolution. Quantum computing is considered one of the most promising early-stage technologies out there today. That's because quantum computers can process exponentially more data and have the potential to completely transform entire industries. For example, they could streamline aerospace and military systems, calculate risk...
  • IBM to acquire software company Red Hat for $34 billion

    10/28/2018 4:02:03 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 82 replies
    IBM Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire U.S. software company Red Hat Inc for $34 billion, including debt, as it seeks to diversify its technology hardware and consulting business into higher-margin products and services.