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Our favorite videos from SXSW 2018’s Panel Picker

SXSW’s Panel Picker has a ton of amazing projects. You could get lost for days reading about the innovative startups, technologies, and philosophies. We picked the most interesting videos and slideshows to share. Slideshow: The Future of Design is Engineering http://ashleyfernandes.com/sxsw/ Native Knowledge: Advancing Botany to Bots Deep Learning AI for Real World Experiences AI…

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Low-cost silicon-based memristors as computing systems building blocks

Professor Qiangfei Xia of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst leads a multi-institutional group of researchers who have invented a new kind of memristor entirely based on silicon materials, which could act as a promising building block for the next generation of memory and neuromorphic computing systems. “The…

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UMass Dartmouth’s power-efficient, solar-powered computer system

At the 2017 HPC (High Performance Computing) Day, UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Scientific Computing & Visualization Research (CSCVR) debuted a small prototype GPGPU computing system, that is powered purely using solar panels. The unique feature of this system is its extremely high power efficiency—an order-of-magnitude larger than traditional systems, made possible by leveraging highly-efficient consumer…

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