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Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency

New malware forces your phone to mine a cryptocurrency In perfect lockstep with progress, there now exists a malware vector by which your smartphone can be forced to mine a new cryptocurrency.Its developers claim that it’s more anonymous than Bitcoin: “If Bitcoin is like HTTP for money, Zcash is HTTPS.

Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google's TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks

Nvidia claims Pascal GPUs would challenge Google's TensorFlow TPU in updated benchmarks Here’s Nvidia: Nvidia’s claim that the TPU has 13x the performance of K80 is provisionally true, but there’s a snag.The net result of these improvements, according to Nvidia, is that the P40 offers 26x more inference performance than one die of a K80.