Friction at the bed does not control fast glacier flow

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The largest uncertainty in ice sheet models used to predict future sea-level rise originates from our limited understanding of processes at the ice-bed interface. Near glacier termini, where basal sliding controls ice flow, most predictive ice sheet models use a parameterization of sliding that has been theoretically derived for glacier flow over a hard bed. We find that this sliding relation does not apply to the 140 Greenland glaciers that we analyzed. There is no relationship between basa… Science Express … Read more

Nvidia’s HGX-2 uses 16 GPUs for fast AI training

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Nvidia today unveiled HGX-2, a cloud server platform equipped with 16 Tesla V100 graphics processing unit (GPU) chips that work together to collectively provide half a terabyte of GPU memory and two petaflops of compute power. The GPUs act together through the use of NVSw… VentureBeat

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 – fast, efficient but there’s a catch

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 is the latest Mid-End Chipset that surprisingly offers blistering fast performance that even rivals the top tier Chipsets in the market. Is the Snapdragon 660, the new King of the Mid-end Market? This observation is based on my experience using the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 and the Elephone U Pro, two phones that featu… China Smartphone Review