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Nvidia Rounds Out “Ampere” Lineup With Two New Accelerators

14 hours 54 min ago

In a world where GPUs have tens of billions of transistors and chip manufacturing techniques are costly and yields are particularly tough because of the largesse of these devices, every chip that comes of out the foundry is sacred. …

Nvidia Rounds Out “Ampere” Lineup With Two New Accelerators was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

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For Arm-Driven Supercomputing, Nvidia is Right on Time

Thu, 2021-04-15 15:31

While Marvell’s ThunderX family of server-class processors might not have taken high performance computing by storm from the outset, where there was interest and demand, it was fierce and committed. …

For Arm-Driven Supercomputing, Nvidia is Right on Time was written by Nicole Hemsoth at The Next Platform.

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Forging Industrial Grade, Scale Out Ceph Storage

Wed, 2021-04-14 15:48

As tens of millions of Americans who have received their $1,400 Covid relief checks in recent weeks can attest, getting a little financial boost during stressful and difficult times can go a long way in helping to separate themselves from day-to-day survival and turn some of their attention to longer term plans. …

Forging Industrial Grade, Scale Out Ceph Storage was written by Jeffrey Burt at The Next Platform.

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With $1 Billion in Hand, What’s Next for SambaNova?

Tue, 2021-04-13 18:57

We knew the day would come when an AI chip startup hit the $1 billion funding mark and so it has. …

With $1 Billion in Hand, What’s Next for SambaNova? was written by Nicole Hemsoth at The Next Platform.

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Nvidia Entangled in Quantum Simulators

Mon, 2021-04-12 19:44

Quantum simulators are a strange breed of systems for purposes that might seem a bit nebulous from the outset. …

Nvidia Entangled in Quantum Simulators was written by Nicole Hemsoth at The Next Platform.

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Nvidia Enters The Arms Race With Homegrown “Grace” CPUs

Mon, 2021-04-12 17:18

There has been talk and cajoling and rumor for years that GPU juggernaut Nvidia would jump into the Arm server CPU chip arena once again and actually deliver a product that has unique differentiation and a compelling value proposition, particularly for hybrid CPU-GPU compute complexes. …

Nvidia Enters The Arms Race With Homegrown “Grace” CPUs was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

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Implementing Commercial HPC Still an Uphill Climb

Mon, 2021-04-12 17:07

We often focus on the largest high performance computing deployments but a bulk of real enterprise HPC workloads happen in far less sophisticated environments, albeit with applications that still the need scalability, performance, and efficiency the big centers can provide. …

Implementing Commercial HPC Still an Uphill Climb was written by Nicole Hemsoth at The Next Platform.

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For CPU Makers and OEMs Alike, It’s A Platform View

Fri, 2021-04-09 18:27

Dell took a look at the two weeks between the rollouts by AMD and Intel of their latest server processors and, after some debate, decided to unveil its entire portfolio of new and enhanced systems – featuring the new chips from both vendors – at the launch of AMD’s latest Epyc silicon rather than announce servers in line with the chip makers’ timing. …

For CPU Makers and OEMs Alike, It’s A Platform View was written by Jeffrey Burt at The Next Platform.

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Intel’s Habana Makes First Supercomputing Appearance

Thu, 2021-04-08 15:53

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) will be preparing to put nearly ten racks of Habana AI hardware on the floor, marking the first time we have seen the AI chip startup (acquired by Intel in 2019) in force at any major supercomputing site. …

Intel’s Habana Makes First Supercomputing Appearance was written by Nicole Hemsoth at The Next Platform.

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Python Could Reset the AI Inference Playing Field

Wed, 2021-04-07 21:07

When it comes to neural network training, Python is the language of choice. …

Python Could Reset the AI Inference Playing Field was written by Nicole Hemsoth at The Next Platform.

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Is AWS Making The Switch To Homegrown Network ASICs?

Wed, 2021-04-07 20:00

Amazon Web Services, the juggernaut of cloud computing, may be forging its own path with Arm-based CPUs and associated DPUs thanks to its 2015 acquisition of Annapurna Labs for $350 million. …

Is AWS Making The Switch To Homegrown Network ASICs? was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

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Gelsinger Leads Emboldened Intel With Ice Lake Launch

Wed, 2021-04-07 02:38

The past several years haven’t been easy on Intel. The world’s top processor maker stumbled on its transition from 14 nanometer to 10 nanometer manufacturing and still finds itself behind rivals like AMD and Arm, which have made the move to 7 nanometer processes and which have line of sight on 5 nanometer. …

Gelsinger Leads Emboldened Intel With Ice Lake Launch was written by Jeffrey Burt at The Next Platform.

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Intel Fields A 10 Nanometer Server Chip That Competes

Tue, 2021-04-06 16:00

At long last, Intel is finally shipping a Xeon SP processor that is based on a 10 nanometer chip manufacturing process and it is finally able to do a better job competing on the technical and economic merits of its Xeon SP processors as architected rather than playing the total system card or the risk card or the discount card to keep its core datacenter compute engine business humming along. …

Intel Fields A 10 Nanometer Server Chip That Competes was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

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Vast Data Sheds Hardware Business to Tackle Largest Users

Tue, 2021-04-06 15:17

For storage startups focused on the highest end of infrastructure, removing the costs associated with a hardware business might be the only way to reach potential.

Vast Data Sheds Hardware Business to Tackle Largest Users was written by Nicole Hemsoth at The Next Platform.

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VMware Unifies Its Cloud Front

Mon, 2021-04-05 18:38

Over the past several years, VMware has developed a sprawling portfolio of cloud capabilities that stretch from on-premises datacenters and private clouds out to the public cloud and increasingly into the edge environment. …

VMware Unifies Its Cloud Front was written by Jeffrey Burt at The Next Platform.

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Improving Surgical Precision with Augmented Reality

Thu, 2021-04-01 15:04

SPONSORED The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States. …

Improving Surgical Precision with Augmented Reality was written by Nicole Hemsoth at The Next Platform.

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NASA Sets Launch Pad for HPC, ML Startups

Wed, 2021-03-31 15:49

There are few better ways to land on the radar than having an ongoing contract with NASA for systems and software. …

NASA Sets Launch Pad for HPC, ML Startups was written by Nicole Hemsoth at The Next Platform.

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Arm’s v9 Architecture Explains Why Nvidia Needs To Buy It

Tue, 2021-03-30 19:11

Many of us have been wracking our brains why Nvidia would spend a fortune – a whopping $40 billion – to acquire Arm Holdings, a chip architecture licensing company that generates on the order of $2 billion in sales – since the deal was rumored back in July 2020. …

Arm’s v9 Architecture Explains Why Nvidia Needs To Buy It was written by Timothy Prickett Morgan at The Next Platform.

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Neocortex Supercomputer to Put Cerebras CS-1 to the Test

Tue, 2021-03-30 19:02

Over the next year, we should get a good sense of how the Cerebras CS-1 system performs for dual HPC and AI workloads between installations at Argonne and Lawrence Livermore labs, EPCC, and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC). …

Neocortex Supercomputer to Put Cerebras CS-1 to the Test was written by Nicole Hemsoth at The Next Platform.

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Why Not Networking As A Service? But How?

Tue, 2021-03-30 17:05

In 2019, Hewlett Packard Enterprise was the first top-tier tech vendor to make the plunge, announcing that it planned to make its entire portfolio – all of its hardware as well as software – available as a service by 2022, leveraging its GreenLake hybrid cloud platform to answer the call to make the on-premises datacenter experience as cloud-like as possible. …

Why Not Networking As A Service? But How? was written by Jeffrey Burt at The Next Platform.

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