Podcast Hashtag Trends, June 2, 2022 – The Exascale Era, More Dynamic Meetings, Twitter Shareholders Against Musk, and More | computer science direction

Podcast Hashtag Trends, June 2, 2022 – Computing is entering the exascale age, Microsoft wants to make meetings more dynamic, Twitter shareholders against Musk and the artificial intelligence that generates images.

Welcome to Hashtag Trends, your roundup of this week’s tech news. Today is Thursday, June 2nd, 2022.

Computing is entering the exascale age

The Frontier supercomputer designed by HPE/Cray is not only the most powerful computer in the world, it is also the first to exceed an exaflop in performance. This means it can perform over a billion billion 64-bit floating point operations every second. That is three times as much as the Japanese supercomputer Fugaku, the most powerful to date.

Equipped with 9,472 64-core AMD processors and 37,888 GPU accelerators, each with 220 compute units, the device occupies 74 cabinets at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, Tennessee, where it is housed. Frontier is not only powerful, but also environmentally friendly, topping the list of the most energy-efficient computers.

Microsoft wants to make meetings more dynamic

At its Build conference last week, Microsoft introduced new Teams features designed to make the tool even more useful in a hybrid work environment. Two announcements in particular caught the eye because they offer new solutions for more dynamic and interactive hybrid meetings: Live Share and the integration of Loop components.

Live Share allows connected people to interact with content being broadcast during a meeting. It makes meetings more collaborative and interactive by replacing the rather passive screen sharing feature with a true co-editing and collaborating feature.

Loop components are interactive elements that can be synchronized over the internet within the Microsoft 365 universe. For example, a loop table could be embedded in an Outlook email, Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or team meeting become and stay up to date in all of these places in real time.

Twitter shareholders against Musk

Twitter shareholders have filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk alleging the Tesla CEO is gambling with his stock price. Musk’s plan to take over Twitter remains on hold as he awaits proof that less than 5% of his users aren’t actually Twitter.

However, Twitter shareholders believe that Musk is trying to drive Twitter stock down with negative statements to gain leverage to negotiate a better price. The lawsuit alleges Musk’s actions were unlawful and violated contract terms to which he agreed

The artificial intelligence that creates images

Google Research’s Google Brain team has developed an artificial intelligence system capable of generating images from text. According to Google, the new Imagen AI model combines unprecedented photorealism with deep language understanding.

Although Google isn’t the first company to offer such a feature, Google claims that its images are much more realistic than those of its competitors, even when it comes to illustrating abstract ideas. To prove it, the company explained in a blog post that people prefer Imagen over images of other models in a side-by-side comparison.

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Tags: Elon Musk, Frontier, Google, Hashtag Trend, HPE/Cray, Microsoft, Twitter

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