Media & News

  • 4/16/2018  AMDs Embedded 9550 Board is looking good
The Radeon E9550 MXM is a graphics card by AMD, launched in September 2016. Built on the 14 nm process, and based on the Ellesmere graphics processor, in its Ellesmere XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Ellesmere graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 232 mm² and 5,700 million transistors. It features 2304 shading units, 144 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 8,192 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 1120 MHz, which can be boosted up to 1266 MHz, memory is running at 1250 MHz. 
Due to its small size and power, while not as fast as current GPUs, its quite possible to develop systems with two even three of them, with one doing active neural processing, another for vision and world mapping, and a third for ontic processing and class learning. We finally have something which will actually fit in an android head, not produce copious waste heat discharge, and at nearly 6TFLOP provide a modest neural cube (but not nearly as large as the 25TFLOP desktop system). 
  • 3/08/2018: The US Government is funding research into care giving robots for alzheimers patients
This FOA targets the development of SARs that would function as companion robots providing psychosocial support (enhancing mood, mitigating the effects of loneliness, and enhancing social connection and communication), physiological interventions (e.g., stress reduction through the provision of biofeedback or other forms of behavioral therapy), and assistance with care management and activities of daily living.  To achieve these ends, this FOA encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to foster collaborations between geriatricians (particularly those with knowledge of cognitive impairment and dementia), psychologists, neurologists, computer scientists, and mechanical, electrical, and software engineering professionals.
NIA anticipates that the development of next-generation SARs would enable AD and ADRD patients and their caregivers to preserve and, to the extent possible, enhance their psychosocial and cognitive coping skills and resources.  To these ends, NIA seeks research and development of SARs that would provide capabilities and resources to compensate for AD and ADRD-related challenges and deficits, including the capabilities to interpret and translate cognitive intent (to perform certain activities), make context-based decisions, and help AD/ADRD patients perform activities of daily living.  Ultimately, NIA anticipates that these SARs would be capable of remote operation and assist in the delivery of healthcare and social support in settings otherwise lacking the caregiving infrastructure necessary to support AD and ADRD patients.

  • 2/20/2018: Project 47 boasts 1 PetaFLOPS of compute power at full 32-bit precision delivering a stunning 30 GigaFLOPS/W, demonstrating dramatic compute efficiency.1 It boasts more cores, threads, compute units, IO lanes and memory channels in use at one time than in any other similarly configured system ever before. 
  • 12/16/2016:  AMD announces MI25 Instinct Neural Card based on VEGA at 25 TFLOP 16FLOP and MI8 based on Radeon Nano. No availability dates yet but should be soon. The MI25 is a full length card. Several rack mount 4 MI25 configurations are announced as well. A 2 card system < 1000 watts is possible with VEGA at 50 TFLOPS so this is a good candidate for us although the current card design is too large and it needs to be re-worked. read more...
  • NaVI chip production is rumored to be pushed back one year to a 2019 release date according to a "substantiated" rumor. But we are hopeful we will be on the front lines for pre-release samples to ready our efforts. For now we can work with current chipsets as proof of our direction and work with AMD in being first in line for their early production.      read more...
  • Sapphire technologies has announced work in a 4"x4" form factor GPU board. 
  • We have a lead on a non-lithium battery supplier for the neural cube who will be able to power our unit for an astounding FIVE DAYS and be only one third of an inch thick. That would be amazing and exceeds our goals by five times. More news to come...
  • A Software That Evolves Itself
    Richard Grigonis, Newsmax, September 1, 2015

    "While John Holland and his students were perfecting genetic algorithms, his colleagues (such as Nichael L. Cramer, John R. Koza and Gianna Giavelli) were founding the even more mind-boggling field of “genetic programming,” a similar evolutionary machine learning technique that can evolve and optimize a population consisting of entire computer programs designated to perform a task such as designing an electronic device, playing a game, predicting the movement of the stock market, etc."