Cray to build world’s fastest supercomputer for US government

The race to have the world’s fastest supercomputer has taken on a new spin with the US Department of Energy commissioning Cray to build the most powerful yet by 2021. Called Frontier, the new 1.5-exaflop supercomputer will be built on built on Cray’s Shasta supercomputing platform using AMD EPYC CPUs and Radeon Instinct GPUs. Continue reading “Cray to build world’s fastest supercomputer for US government”

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Singapore aims for 5G in 2020

Singapore aims to roll out at least two 5G networks by 2020. With its greater reliability, lower latency and ability to connect more devices, the next generation network will enable applications such as augmented reality/virtual reality content and live streaming of 4K/8K videos. Continue reading “Singapore aims for 5G in 2020”

Huawei bucks the trend as global smartphone shipment shrinks in Q1

The Huawei P30 series is helping the smartphone maker rise up the global ranking.
The Huawei P30 series is helping the smartphone maker rise up the global ranking.

While its competitors struggled, Huawei strode ahead and emerged the winner in the worldwide smartphone market in Q1. Though it’s still behind market leader Samsung, the China-based smartphone giant narrowed the gap with an astounding 50 percent growth in the quarter, according to IDC. Continue reading “Huawei bucks the trend as global smartphone shipment shrinks in Q1”

Facebook plays matchmaker

Source: Facebook

Singapore has joined 18 other countries, including Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, that can access Facebook Dating, the social media platform’s dating feature. Continue reading “Facebook plays matchmaker”

Fujitsu HK appoints Tang as new GM of sales

Fujitsu Hong Kong has appointed Freddie Tang as General Manager of Sales. In his new role, Tang will oversee Fujitsu’s sales and go-to-market strategy in Hong Kong and Macau, including building relationships with strategic and enterprise customers, growing the customer base, developing new vertical markets, and optimising sales functions to achieve cost effectiveness and sales efficiency. Continue reading “Fujitsu HK appoints Tang as new GM of sales”

AMD CEO to deliver Computex 2019 keynote

This year’s Computex in Taipei will kick off with a keynote address by AMD President and CEO Lisa Su at the Computex International Press Conference on May 27 at 10am. Continue reading “AMD CEO to deliver Computex 2019 keynote”

Worldwide cloud services to grow exponentially through 2022

Cloud services are really hot with projected growth of 17.5 percent to US$214.3 billion in 2019, according to Gartner. The momentum is expected to continue through to 2022 with the research firm projecting the market size and growth of the cloud services industry at nearly three time the growth of overall IT services.

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NVIDIA unveils US$99 Jetson Nano

NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang made a slew of announcements during his near three-hour keynote address at the GPU Technology Conference last week. But among the date centre and server offerings, partnerships with leading brands and a new development in autonomous driving, one that doesn’t seem as loud and prominent could prove to be the spark to trigger a robotics tsunami. Continue reading “NVIDIA unveils US$99 Jetson Nano”

NTU and Volvo launch world’s first full size, autonomous electric bus

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Volvo Buses have launched the world’s first full size, autonomous electric bus. The single-deck 12-metre long Volvo electric bus has a capacity of 80 passengers.

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The day my Google Pixel died

By Edward Lim

When my trusty Google Pixel froze last week, I took it as a case of overuse and attempted a reboot.  It proved to be a series of fruitless attempts as the Android-based smartphone simply could not be revived. The furthest I got was to the opening screen (see above) but there was absolutely nothing I could do there — the screen just froze again before launching into another reboot. Continue reading “The day my Google Pixel died”

OnePlus 6T: Impressive, nifty and fun

oneplus6ttripleBy CY Lim

The OnePlus 6T has been out in the market for a couple of months now and as one who received it as a gift within the first few days of its launch, I am definitely glad I made the switch from my sluggish Oppo A77. Setting up and transferring data was a breeze especially since it was an intra-Android migration. Within an hour or so, I was ready to go. Continue reading “OnePlus 6T: Impressive, nifty and fun”

Data scientists to get certification

Data scientist is one of the hottest jobs in the era of artificial intelligence (AI) where big data is king. IBM and The Open Group have come together to provide a certification programme for this highly-sought after job. Continue reading “Data scientists to get certification”

Singapore unveils AI governance framework

S Iswaran: Take AI to the next level

Singapore has released Asia’s first model artificial intelligence (AI) governance framework to provide detailed and readily implementable guidance to private sector organisations deploying AI solutions.  Continue reading “Singapore unveils AI governance framework”

The age of AI in radiology is here

NVIDIA’s Kimberly Powell speaking at EmTech Asia.

Speaking with a passion of an artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare evangelist, Kimberly Powell declared that the age of AI in radiology is here. And she has earned the right to say that because she has been championing this since she joined NVIDIA 11 years ago. Continue reading “The age of AI in radiology is here”

6th edition of EmTech Asia draws more than 800 participants

Emtech Asia has grown from strength to strength since its inception. The sixth edition of the conference on emerging technologies and their impact is expected to pull in more than 800 participants from around the world. Last year’s event drew more than 700 participants. Continue reading “6th edition of EmTech Asia draws more than 800 participants”

Google avails NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPUs on Google Cloud Platform in Singapore

The Google Cloud Platform running on NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPUs (above) has been beta launched in Singapore, availing the power of GPU cloud computing to customers around the region. Continue reading “Google avails NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPUs on Google Cloud Platform in Singapore”

IBM and T-Systems team up on mainframe services

Remember the mainframe? It used to rule the world of computing and was presumed by some to be extinct when the advent of Intel-based servers and GPU-powered supercomputers. Presumed is the key word here because the mainframe is still alive and kicking though it does not command the clout that it did in the past. Continue reading “IBM and T-Systems team up on mainframe services”

SenseTime sets up autonomous driving site in Japan

Leading China-based AI company SenseTime has unveiled an autonomous driving park in Joso, Japan.  The testing course will be used to develop autonomous driving technology and conduct road tests of autonomous vehicles. Continue reading “SenseTime sets up autonomous driving site in Japan”

Finally, an affordable ray tracing GPU from NVIDIA!

When NVIDIA launched on last August the first GeForce RTX GPUs with ray tracing capabilities, fans were excited but taken aback by the the price tag. Costing from US$499, the three cards — the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070 — were a little higher than most gamers were prepared to fork out. Continue reading “Finally, an affordable ray tracing GPU from NVIDIA!”

Creative SXFI Air ready for order

The headphone version of Creative’s Super X-Fi is now available for order in Singapore. The Creative SXFI Air brings holographic audio to iPhones and other smartphones without the 3.5mm jack. Continue reading “Creative SXFI Air ready for order”

Apple misses Q1 revenue projection

A short queue forming before the opening of the Apple Store in Shanghai’s Nanjing East Road.

Apple has lowered its revenue guidance for Q1 to US$84 billion, down from the earlier projection of between US$89 billion and US$93 billion.  Continue reading “Apple misses Q1 revenue projection”

China: Quick adopter, widespread use of technology

By Edward Lim

In the early 2000s, I visited Beijing for the first time and was amazed to see a taxi using a global positioning system (GPS) to get me to my destination. To put things in perspective, this was before the arrival of smartphones and GPS wasn’t even used in Singapore. Continue reading “China: Quick adopter, widespread use of technology”