Apple: the next iMac would adopt a new design and an Apple Silicon processor this year

For the first time since 2012, Apple would finally renew the design of its iMac. In 2021, Apple is preparing at least three new desktop Macs. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who also released information on future MacBook Pros and iPhone 12 successors in recent days, Apple will announce an iMac and two Mac Pros in 2021. The transition to Apple Silicon processors gives a new blows to the computers of the Californian giant.     iMac: finally an edge-to-edge screen This year, the iMac could change completely. Mark Gurman indicates that the borders of his screen would be much smaller, like Pro Display XDR, the ultra high-end screen launched by Apple with the Mac Pro in 2019. The back of the computer would also abandon the curvature in favor of a completely flat frame.  This new iMac would also be equipped with an Apple Silicon processor, probably a more powerful chip than the Apple M1 chip currently present in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The 2021 iMac is reportedly

Big Data against Covid-19

With the computer analysis of a colossal amount of medical data on Covid-19, the public assistance establishments of Paris hospitals have a new arsenal in the fight against the epidemic. The aim is to model the dynamics of contamination by anticipating the "hot spots" of the virus before it spreads in the population.

Big Data against Covid-19

For a long time, computer programs labeled as intelligent have been perfectly able to distinguish relevant information in an ocean of medical data. Computing power that is currently at the service of researchers to fight Covid-19 with the networking of connected graphics cards, specifies Nadim Daher, head of health data analysis systems at NVIDIA, this High-tech giant produces graphics processors originally designed for Gamers: "It is precisely this ability to integrate graphics cards by interconnecting them optimally, by creating servers which are themselves interconnected. to other computer servers which have made it possible, for example, with extensive data analyzes in different regions of the world to follow the mutations of the coronavirus. But also to conduct large-scale research, scientific calculations, simulations based on artificial intelligence to achieve a result much more quickly in understanding the virus and to virtually test possible therapies capable of countering it. "

Big Data against Covid-19 is not limited to the sole field of medical research. The 39 establishments dependent on Public Assistance to Paris hospitals are studying the dynamics of the epidemic by analyzing data from infected patients. The aim is to detect the appearance of virus “hot spots” before they spread, explains Hector Countouris, head of the biomedical informatics team at AP-HP: “From at the start of the epidemic, we set up a data task force to create digital decision-making tools and make them available to all health stakeholders. At the AP-HP level and globally, the volume of this medical data is considerable, coming from 39 hospitals, each producing several million pieces of data to be analyzed as quickly as possible. We were able to combine this information, which made it possible, for example, to visualize precisely the geographical areas that had an increased incidence of positive Covid-19 cases in order to carry out urgent actions to limit contagion. "

This digital power at the service of our health, which has made it possible to accelerate research in fundamental biology, undoubtedly outlines what the medical world of tomorrow will be like! Heal better, faster and protect yourself almost in real time from the deleterious social and economic effects of a health crisis!