China Builds Exascale Supercomputer with 19.2 Million Cores


National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi builds a yet another supercomputer that claims exascale performance. After the U.S. government imposed crippling sanctions against select Chinese high-tech and supercomputer companies through 2019 and 2020, firms like Huawei had to halt chip development; it is impossible to build competitive processors without access to leading-edge nodes. But Jiangnan Computing Lab, which develops Sunway processors, and National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi kept building new supercomputers and recently even submitted results of their latest machine for the Association for Computing Machinery’s Gordon Bell prize.


The new Sunway supercomputer built by the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi (an entity blacklisted in the U.S.) employs around feature approximately 19.2 million cores across 49,230 nodes, reports To put the number into context, Frontier, the world’s highest-performing supercomputer, uses 9472 nodes and consumes 21 MW of power. Meanwhile, the National Supercomputing Center in Wuxi does not disclose power consumption of its latest system.


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How long until a robot is doing your chores?

Advances in AI are accelerating the development of humanoid robots.

Imagine the biggest market for a physical product you can. Are you thinking of mobile phones? Cars? Property?

They are all chunky markets but in the coming decades a new product will be rolled out that will dwarf those giants, says Geordie Rose, the chief executive of Sanctuary AI.

The Vancouver-based firm is developing a humanoid robot called Phoenix which, when complete, will understand what we want, understand the way the world works and have the skills to carry out our commands.

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What is a Vector Database? Vector Databases Explained – AWS

Information comes in many forms. Some information is unstructured—like text documents, rich media, and audio—and some is structured—like application logs, tables, and graphs. Innovations in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) have allowed us to create a type of ML model—embedding models. Embeddings encode all types of data into vectors that capture the meaning and context of an asset. This allows us to find similar assets by searching for neighboring data points. Vector search methods allow unique experiences like taking a photograph with your smartphone and searching for similar images. 

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100+ Best Midjourney Prompts For Realism And Realistic Photos

Creating a realistic photo is not easy. You need to know the rules of design and have good examples to guide you. One method for designing realistic images is Midjourney AI. However, it’s important to be skilled at coming up with ideas and have a list of prompts for realistic portraits design. If you’re new to Midjourney or struggling with realistic photos creation, don’t worry! This blog article has everything you need, including the best Midjourney prompts for realism and ultra realism photos design.


In this blog post, 100+ of the best Midjourney prompts for realistic photos design and creation are being shared. You can also find some examples of photographs that have already been created using the below given prompts. These prompts are designed to inspire your imagination and help you get better at designing realistic images.

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Neurotoxin-laden poisonous bird discovered in New Guinea’s rain forest


The poisonous birds inhabit one of Earth’s most pristine rainforests, a place as exotic as no other in the world. Hearing the words poisonous and bird coupled will be an eye-opener for most. But poisonous birds actually exist. And now, more species have been discovered in New Guinea’s jungles.

“We managed to identify two new species of poisonous birds on our most recent trip. These birds contain a neurotoxin that they can both tolerate and store in their feathers,” says Knud Jønsson of the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

Jønsson and fellow UCPH researcher, Kasun Bodawatta have been on an Indiana Jones-like research trip, risking life and limb to regularly warring tribespeople and ex-cannibals amidst the jaw-dropping biodiversity of New Guinea’s rainforest. Here they captured two new bird species, each of which has developed the ability to consume toxic food and turn that into a poison of their own.

The other new poisonous bird discovered is the The regent whistler (Pachycephala schlegelii). The two birds that the researchers discovered to be poisonous are the regent whistler (Pachycephala schlegelii), a species that belongs to a family of birds with a wide distribution and easily recognizable song well-known from across the Indo-Pacific region, and the rufous-naped bellbird (Aleadryas rufinucha).

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Novel Covid vaccines effective against Eris and Fornax variants


Moderna’s newest vaccine and new shots from Pfizer and Novavax are slated to roll out within weeks, pending potential approvals from the Food and Drug Administration.


Moderna’s newest Covid vaccine generated a robust immune response against the now-dominant Eris variant and another rapidly spreading strain of the virus in an early clinical trial, the biotech company recently stated. The updated shot is designed to target omicron subvariant XBB.1.5, but the results suggest that the injection may still be effective against newer variants of the virus that are gaining ground nationwide. That includes Eris and another variant nicknamed Fornax, both of which are also descendants of the omicron virus variant.


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