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NASA pulls Kepler telescope back from the brink

One of the biggest difficulties with putting space craft outside of Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) is that it gets ever more difficult to maintain it. Repairs are too costly to attempt in person, so the best we can often hope for are software tweaks – but even they take a long time …

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Nvidia gets first samples of GP100 from TSMC, begins internal tests

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. has successfully produced the first samples of Nvidia Corp.’s code-named GP100 graphics processing unit. Nvidia has already started to test the chip internally and should be on-track to release the GPU commercially in mid-2016. 3DCenter reports that Nvidia has sent the first graphics cards based on the …

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Nvidia changes roadmap: ‘Volta’ is now due in 2018

Nvidia Corp. has slightly changed its roadmap concerning GPU architectures. As it appear, its next-gen GPUs code-named “Pascal” are now due in 2016, whereas their successors will be released only in 2018. Based on a new roadmap that Nvidia showcased at a tech conference in Japan, the company will release its …

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MediaTek: We do not plan to acquire Nvidia’s Tegra business unit

MediaTek, one of the world’s largest suppliers of multimedia system-on-chips for consumer electronics and telecommunication devices, has reportedly offered to buy Nvidia Corp.’s mobile chip business unit in order to enter the market of solutions for automotive applications. The company has already denied such a plan, but there is no …

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Nvidia ‘Pascal’ GPUs to offer up to 10X higher speed than ‘Maxwell’

At its GPU Technology Conference Nvidia Corp. revealed some details about its next-generation code-named “Pascal” architecture of graphics processing units. As expected, the new GPUs will feature numerous innovations that will provide significant benefits in performance in various types of applications. Nvidia noted three key technologies that the “Pascal” GPUs will have: …

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If NASA was a travel agency…

Even though the private industry looks set to overtake NASA in the race to dominate the endless blackness outside of our own little world, here’s hoping that the space agency and its international counterparts continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, rather than resorting to more commercial ventures. Still, …

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NASA discovers best Earth-like planet yet

Chances are we’re going to colonise inhospitable environments in our own solar system long before we look to do so anywhere else, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of landing craft on worlds where much more acceptable gravity and temperatures won’t make it such a pain to get up …

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Nvidia will not use ‘Maxwell’ architecture for Tesla HPC accelerators

Although Nvidia Corp.’s code-named “Maxwell” architecture has proven to be very energy-efficient, graphics processors on its base will not be used for Tesla accelerators for high-performance computing applications. At a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, Nvidia said that it would continue to offer “Kepler”-based Tesla cards for HPC applications in …

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Nvidia responds to Samsung counter lawsuit

Two months ago, Nvidia filed patent lawsuits against both Samsung and Qualcomm, claiming that the two companies used patented GPU technology without permission or compensation. In response, Samsung has launched a counter-lawsuit against Nvidia but it looks like the graphics chip maker was expected this to happen. In a post …

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Samsung counter-attacks Nvidia with a lawsuit

Samsung Electronics this week filed a lawsuit against Nvidia and accused the company of infringing its intellectual property. It is believed that the company responded to Nvidia’s accusations of patent infringements that the company published in early September. Samsung accused Nvidia of infringing its semiconductor-related patents. According to a report …

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