IBM and the University of Texas at Austin plan to collaborate on building a processor capable of churning out more than one trillion calculations per second – faster than many of today’s top supercomputers. “The TRIPS (Tera-op Reliable Intelligently adaptive Processing System) architecture for the chip was conceived of by researchers at the university. But it will be brought to reality through a collaborative effort with IBM’s Austin Research Lab, according to IBM. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is funding the effort with an $11.1-million (U.S.) grant.”
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