50 Trillion Calculations Per Second In Your Hand

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This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune's daily newsletter on the top tech news. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox. The number of transistors packed onto a modern chip inside your phone or PC runs into the billions but it's still sometimes amazing to comprehend the computing power you can easily hold in the palm of your hand. When I met Intel vice presidents Gadi Singer and Carey Kloss on Wednesday, they showed me a new circuit board the company has created for speeding up artificial intelligence apps. The board is the size of an SSD drive, made to plug into a standard PC or server.