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Northrop Grumman leads integration and testing of DARPA’s HIVE chip

13 December 2017

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected Northrop Grumman to integrate and test a new graph processor chip, currently under development, that will enhance the efficiencies and capabilities of today’s top processors.

The goal of DARPA’s Hierarchical Identify Verify Exploit (HIVE) programme is to explore new and more efficient methods of processing large amounts of complex data.

HIVE is centered on three areas; the first has two teams, one led by Intel, the other by Qualcomm, who are developing the specialised graph processor chip. Two other teams, one led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the other by Georgia Tech, are developing the software and analytic tools piece.

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