Self-assembling DNA computer can sort simple images into categories

DNA tiles

DNA tiles that assemble themselves into a series of letters might represent a new form of computing Olivier Wyart/HEADQUARTER, 2023. It is possible to classify images simply by analysing the way that trillions of DNA molecules in a test tube connect together into different shapes. Conventional computers must be fully assembled before they can … Read more

First ‘thermodynamic computer’ uses random noise to calculate

The thermodynamic computer

Printed circuit board of a “thermodynamic computer” Normal Computing A first-of-its-kind computer can perform calculations using the random “noise” that is inherent in our world. It is built using standard commercial components and could eventually run artificial intelligence programs more efficiently than conventional computers. In conventional computers, all calculations are reduced to sequences of 1s … Read more

Europe plans to build the world’s fastest supercomputer in 2024

The Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany where the exascale supercomputer JUPITER will be hosted

The exascale supercomputer JUPITER will be hosted at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre in Germany Forschungszentrum Jülich/Sascha Kreklau The first exascale computer in Europe, called JUPITER, should be completed next year, and it may even become the most powerful computer in the world. It will allow experiments and simulations currently only possible on a tiny number … Read more

NVIDIA wants to use AI chatbots to help build better chips

NVIDIA chip used for developing and training AIs NVIDIA US computing firm NVIDIA is adapting AIs to help its human engineers build better computer chips. Tech companies have been scrambling to secure supplies of NVIDIA’s chips – graphics processing units that sell for tens of thousands of dollars each – in the midst of an … Read more