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Gurgaon: Children of this age are obsessed with the digital devices and keeping that in mind a Gurgaon-based technology company recently launched a range of tablets with pre-bundled educational content.

The “EduOne Tablet” series by Amosta enables one to choose the content of current standard (out of first to tenth standards) and study for the whole year digitally, a company statement said.

“Now, students cannot only learn by reading  but also visualise new concepts and see how things work practically. It helps in expanding their imagination perimeter, IQ, depth of thinking and creativity,” said Ashish Kumar, founder, Amosta.

“As a launch proposition, Amosta is providing course content of current academic year on the tablet at an affordable price. Moreover, the content update for the next year course content is complimentary if someone purchases the EduOne Tablets in this academic year,” the statement added.

The devices allow students to self-learn at their own pace, individualise their learning environment to their liking and requirements, and enable development of inquisitiveness and exploration, besides lowering the number of textbooks students need to carry.

Moreover, in this digital age, tablets can allow students to grasp concepts quickly and permanently using audio -visual tools.

Priced between Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 7,000, “these tablets are available on various e-commerce platforms so that students from all over the nation can reap the benefits of this new learning platform,” the statement added.

With its global services hub in Hong Kong and manufacturing facility in Gurgaon, these educational devices are aimed to help students prepare better for their examinations.

“These EduOne tablets will complement the school education and let a student explore the digital world to experience different dimensions of learning,” the statement noted.(IANS)

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Intel and Cray Collaborate With U.S. Government, Aims for Nation’s Fastest Computer

The world's current most powerful machine, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, contains chips from International Business Machines Corp. and Nvidia.

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This Jan. 1, 2018, file photo shows an Intel logo on the box containing an HP desktop computer on sale at a Costco in Pittsburgh. VOA

A U.S. government-led group is working with chipmaker Intel and Cray to develop and build the nation’s fastest computer by 2021 for conducting nuclear weapons and other research, officials said Monday.

The Department of Energy and the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago said they were working on a supercomputer dubbed Aurora with Intel, the world’s biggest supplier of data center chips, and Cray, which specializes in the ultra-fast machines.

The $500 million contract for the project calls on the companies to deliver a computer with so-called exaflop performance — that is, being able to perform 1 quintillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000) calculations per second.

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It also heightens the stakes in a race in which the United States, China, the European Union and Japan have all announced plans to build exaflop-capable supercomputers. VOA

If the project succeeds, Aurora would represent nearly an order of magnitude leap over existing machines that feature so-called petaflop performance, capable of doing 1 quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) calculations a second.

It also heightens the stakes in a race in which the United States, China, the European Union and Japan have all announced plans to build exaflop-capable supercomputers.

One of Aurora’s primary functions would be simulating nuclear blasts, a pillar of weapons development since the ban of live detonation testings.

Aurora will be built with artificial intelligence capabilities for projects such as developing better battery materials and helping the Department of Veterans Affairs prevent suicides, Rick Stevens, an associate lab director with Argonne overseeing the exascale computing project, said during a news
briefing.

The project is a win for Intel, which will supply its Xeon CPU chips and Optane memory chips for Aurora.

FILE - The Nvidia booth is shown at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, June 13, 2017.
The Nvidia booth is shown at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, June 13, 2017. VOA

Intel has been fending off rival U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp.’s rise in the chip content of supercomputers as the machines take on more artificial intelligence work. Nvidia’s chips are found in five of the world’s current top 10 supercomputers, though the Nvidia chips are found alongside chips from its rivals, according to TOP500, which ranks the machines.

The world’s current most powerful machine, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, contains chips from International Business Machines Corp. and Nvidia.

The source of chips for supercomputers has become a factor in trade tensions between the United States and China. The world’s third-fastest supercomputer — the Sunway TaihuLight in China — has chips developed domestically in China.

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Chirag Dekate, an analyst with Gartner who studies the supercomputing market, said that despite the small contract size relative to Intel’s overall revenue, the work done on Aurora will eventually filter down to the company’s commercial customers.

“It’s not just a jingoistic race between the U.S. and China,” Dekate said. “The innovations that Intel is developing here will percolate down to other parts of its business.” (VOA)