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Friday Afternoon (2 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 9-March-2018  15:05:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Here's some info on Google's new Quantum processor, Bristlecone. Today we presented Bristlecone, our new quantum processor, at the annual American Physical Society meeting in Los Angeles. The purpose of this gate-based superconducting system is to provide a testbed for research into system error rates and scalability of our qubit technology, as well as applications in quantum simulation, optimization, and machine learning.

Intel have a new Optane SSD, aimed at the mainstream market and available in 58GB or 118GB form. Reviews on Tech Report, The SSD Review, PC Perspective, Legit Reviews, Tweaktown and HotHardware.

FOTW noticed this story about staff at Australia's Bureau of Meterology being question by Police over unauthorised crypto mining. Two Bureau of Meteorology employees are being investigated by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) for allegedly running an elaborate operation involving the use of the bureau's powerful computers to "mine" cryptocurrencies, ABC News has learned. Federal police officers executed a search warrant at the bureau's Collins Street headquarters in Melbourne on Wednesday last week (February 28). The officers spoke to two IT employees, according to people with knowledge of the raid.

TechPowerUp look at FF XV Performance. Square Enix has finally brought Final Fantasy XV to the PC, with vastly improved graphics, a large range of graphics options and an optional 4K texture pack. We test the game on 15 graphics cards, take a look at VRAM usage, both with and without the texture pack and investigate how well the game makes use of multiple CPU cores.

Tech Report spoke with GlobalFoundries about the next generation of chip fabbing. GlobalFoundries, born out of AMD's manufacturing arm many moons ago, made a statement last year when it served as the sole source for AMD's Ryzen and Epyc CPUs and a wide range of Radeon GPUs. Now that 14-nm LPP is a mature process, GloFo is looking toward the future at its Fab 8 manufacturing facility in upstate New York. 7-nm Leading Performance, or 7LP, is the company's next major stop on the road towards the limits of silicon, and that process may eventually mark one of the first times we'll see the use of extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) in the mass production of semiconductor products.

The Government has asked the ACCC to cut the NBN some slack until it's finished being built. “It may be that, when the NBN is complete, stronger connection and repair timeframes could be considered, for example, taking into account the greater availability of network infrastructure.” Such a delayed response runs counter to Telstra’s submission to the same inquiry, which argues for “targeted” intervention by the end of June this year. It also puts pressure on the ACCC, which has already publicly indicated it will act sometime this year. Meanwhile letters from ISPs have started arriving at the AggCave, with indications that the NBN will be available in May. Woo?

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