The Kepler space telescope was launched in 2009, and, since then has produced more than 30,000 signals measuring light from stars to search for possible planets in distant parts of the galaxy. With a little help of telescopic data, astronomers have found more than 3,500 planets, up from 329 known before the Kepler mission. Now artificial intelligence is helping to find even more. Last week, researchers from Google and University of Texas at Austin Christopher Shallue and Andrew Vanderburg, announced that a machine-learning algorithm had discovered two new planets, Kepler 80g and Kepler 90i. Shallue, a senior software engineer with Google’s research team Google AI, came
Pascal Secrets: What Makes Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 so Fast?
At the inaugural edition of North American Dreamhack conference, Electronic Arts and DICE launched Battlefield 1, while Nvidia unveiled their first Pascal-based consumer cards, the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070. Both cards set to offer record-breaking performance per watt, and that performance enabled Nvidia to price the parts above its predecessors. In this article, we will analyze the key elements that make second Pascal chip (GP104) even more efficient than the GP100 (Tesla P100). While the performance results are under NDA until the May 17th (expect a tidal wave of reviews from usual suspects), we are now digging into the architecture that makes GeForce GTX 1080 ‘a screamer’. Pascal GPU architecture
Nvidia In Discussions with 'Many' GPU Licensees
Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang talked about Nvidia’s GPU technology licensing discussions and possibilities during their latest earnings call with analysts.
Nvidia Launches Ultimate Quest to Culminate in Product Launch
Nvidia sent us a link to a contest that they’re running which is a series of puzzles that will eventually lead you to a ‘new release’. By the looks of it, Nvidia is doing some sort of launch next week, July 22nd. This actually lines up with a recently rumored release of an Nvidia Tegra K1 tablet, which is supposed to launch on the 29th according to Videocardz, but originally stated the 22nd (they changed the date since we last saw the rumor). It is rumored to have a full HD display, which is still quite desirable for mobile gaming and a separate game pad to
AMD Launches W8100, Cuts GPUs Prices 50% for First GPU
Today was an interesting day in AMDland, first the company announced their latest GPU, the FirePro W8100 and then later in the day they announced a program where you could buy any of their latest GPUs for a whopping 50% as long as its the first one, every subsequent one will be full price. But first, you have to go through an ‘approval process’. Now, let’s get back to the new GPU AMD just announced, what is it exactly? Well, the FirePro W8100 is part of AMD’s professional line of graphics cards branded as FirePro. So, looking at the rough specs we can see that the
New GeForce GTX 880, GTX 870 Details Leak
As always, there are going to be a plethora of rumors about the next GPUs coming from AMD and Nvidia, so it comes as no surprise that new details are leaking about Nvidia’s next generation of GPUs based on Maxwell. Nvidia has already launched the Maxwell architecture with the incredibly efficient and modular GTX 750 Ti. However, this is their one and only Maxwell part and there are lots of people wondering when we’ll see the mid and high-end parts. So, today’s rumor, about the GeForce GTX 880 and GTX 870 are clearly feeding off of this desire for information and likely enlighten when and
Nvidia's Jetson TK1 is shipping, is it a 'Supercomputer'?
So last week, Nvidia launched a CUDA Vision Challenge that challenges developers to propose applications that might properly utilize the Jetson TK1’s embedded ‘Supercomputer’ capability for unique or novel purposes. Nvidia announced that they would be giving away 50 Jetson TK1 development boards to the top 50 proposals submitted by developers and the winners would be announced on May 20th. And, if you don’t think you’ll win, but still want to get your hands on one, you can buy it for $192. That’s part of Nvidia’s own marketing campaign since the GPU onboard the Jetson TK1 is the Kepler GPU and part of the Tegra K1 SoC
Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Z is… Coming Soon?
We were a bit surprised to see an announcement on Techpowerup! that ASUS had launched their GTX Titan Z without any hoopla from Nvidia or any of their other board partners. So, it comes as little surprise that the article itself has since been pulled and that any and all mentions of ASUS’ GTX Titan Z have disappeared. But of course, the damage has already been done and Pandora’s box has been opened. However, there isn’t that much about this card that is really a mystery. The GTX Titan Z is expected to be a dual Titan graphics card, air cooled, that enables some of