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1. Chinese scientists say a new supercomputer is so fast it has successfully run an artificial intelligence model as sophisticated as a human brain. The achievement puts the Newest Generation Sunway supercomputer on a par with Frontier, the latest machine built by the US Department of Energy, which earlier this month was named the world’s most powerful. The Chinese team used the Sunway machine to train the AI model – called bagualu which means “alchemist’s pot” – with 174 trillion parameters, rivaling the number of synapses in the brain for the first time. (Source: scmp.com)
2. A small computer developed by Chinese students outperformed Japan’s most powerful machine in solving a major complex data problem related to artificial intelligence, according to the latest global ranking. Supercomputer Fugaku in Japan has nearly 4 million CPU cores, making it the second-largest computer ever built. DepGraph Supernode, which was started as a “training project” by graduate students at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, has 128 cores. But the DepGraph was nearly twice as fast as Fugaku in solving a single source shortest path (SSSP) problem, a difficult graph problem affecting the performance of artificial intelligence in a wide range of sectors, according to the annual Graph500 ranking released by the International Supercomputing Conference early this month. (Source: scmp.com)
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