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Raj Hazra Retiring from Intel Data Center Group, Successor Not Known

Raj Hazra Retiring from Intel Data Center Group, Successor Not Known

This article is an update to a story published earlier today. Rajeeb Hazra, corporate VP of Intel’s ...

ScaleMatrix and Nvidia Launch ‘Deploy Anywhere’ DGX HPC and AI in a Controlled Enclosure

ScaleMatrix and Nvidia Launch ‘Deploy Anywhere’ DGX HPC and AI in a Con...

HPC and AI in a phone booth: ScaleMatrix and Nvidia announced today at the SC19 conference in ...

At SC19: Intel Debuts GPU and Outlines oneAPI Aspirations

At SC19: Intel Debuts GPU and Outlines oneAPI Aspirations

Last night at Intel's HPC Developer Conference here at the SC19 conference in Denver, the company revealed ...

SC19’s HPC Impact Showcase Chair: AI + HPC a ‘Speed Train’

SC19’s HPC Impact Showcase Chair: AI + HPC a ‘Speed Train’

This year’s chair of the HPC Impact Showcase at the SC19 conference in Denver is Lori Diachin, ...

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AI-Ready 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9200 Processors Demonstrate Leadership Performance

Built for HPC workloads including AI, the latest processors from Intel® speed the most data-intensive workloads in science and industry

Traditional high performance computing (HPC) workloads like simulation and modeling, or high performance data analytics, remain highly relevant in research and industry. However, as converged workloads involving AI gain adoption, HPC systems need to keep pace. 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors...

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The wholesale lift and shift of enterprise applications and databases from on-premise datacenters to the cloud is being driven by considerations such as improved network bandwidth, scaling ability, higher availability and the rise of cloud-native applications. Another unexpected reason, according to a vendor IT infrastructure management survey released this week, is improved cloud security, a consideration cited by more ... Full article
This article is an update to a story published earlier today. Rajeeb Hazra, corporate VP of Intel’s Data Center Group and GM for the Enterprise and Government Group, is retiring after more than 24 years at the company. At this writing, his successor is unknown. An earlier story on this site cited unnamed sources who said that Trish Damkroger, ... Full article
Public cloud vendors continue to expand options offered to enterprise customers looking for a painless way to migrate more workloads to the cloud via VMware tools while preserving their investment in existing IT infrastructure. In July, Google announced another in a series of cloud partnerships, this one with startup Cloud Simple that allowed enterprises to move “priority” VMware workloads ... Full article
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HPC and AI in a phone booth: ScaleMatrix and Nvidia announced today at the SC19 conference in Denver a joint offering that puts up to 13 petaflops of Nvidia DGX-1 compute power in an air conditioned, water-cooled ScaleMatrix Dynamic Density Control (DDC) “clean room” cabinet. Built for modular deployments and designed for high-demand AI workloads, ScaleMatrix said its ruggedized ... Full article
Last night at Intel's HPC Developer Conference here at the SC19 conference in Denver, the company revealed a few more details about its forthcoming Xe line of GPUs – the top SKU is named Ponte Vecchio and will be the first planned U.S. exascale computer, "Aurora," whose basic node will feature two Xeons and six Ponte Vecchios. Intel also ... Full article
The protest by Amazon Web Services of a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract to Microsoft is expected to touch off another round of deployment delays as cloud competitors use legal and bureaucratic channels to decipher how the controversial winner-take-all contract was awarded. AWS (NASDAQ: AMZN) confirmed reports last week that it will protest the Defense Department’s decision in October ... Full article
This year’s chair of the HPC Impact Showcase at the SC19 conference in Denver is Lori Diachin, who has spent her career at the spearhead of HPC. Currently deputy director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP), Diachin is also deputy associate director for science and technology in the Computation Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, ... Full article
Graphcore, the U.K. AI chip developer, is expanding collaboration with Microsoft to offer its intelligent processing units on the Azure cloud, making Microsoft the first large public cloud vendor to offer the IPU designed for machine learning workloads. Azure support for IPUs is the culmination of more than two years of collaboration between the software giant (NASDAQ: MSFT) and ... Full article
Docker, the cloud software startup that pioneered hyperscale use of agile application containers, is ending its six-year run as an enterprise vendor, selling off its container platform to cloud tool vendor Mirantis and returning to its development roots. The acquisition effectivity elevates Kubernetes as the go-to enterprise tool for orchestrating application container software and other micro-services, observers noted. Terms ... Full article
Tencent, the Chinese cloud giant, said it would use AMD’s newest Epyc processor in its internally-designed server. The design win adds further momentum to AMD’s bid to erode rival Intel Corp.’s dominance of the global cloud and datacenter server markets. The partners announced this week that Tencent Cloud’s new servers will implement AMD’s “Star Lake” platform based on the ... Full article
AI and HPC are increasingly intertwined – machine learning workloads demand ever increasing compute power – so it’s no surprise the annual supercomputing industry shindig, SC19 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver next week, has taken on a strong AI cast. As we noted recently (“Machine Learning Fuels a Booming HPC Market”) based on findings by industry watcher ... Full article
At its AI Summit today in San Francisco, Intel touted a raft of AI training and inference hardware for deployments ranging from cloud to edge and designed to support organizations at various points of their AI journeys. The company revealed its Movidius Myriad Vision Processing Unit (VPU), codenamed “Keem Bay,” for edge media, computer vision and inference applications. The ... Full article
Dell Technologies this week rolled out its data-driven vision of the automated IT infrastructure for the next decade, signaling in the process that it has completed the integration of among the largest technology mergers in history. Emphasizing the “next decade of data” generated by networked platforms and ever-increasing computing power, Michael Dell said the next step is consolidating infrastructure ... Full article
Storage based on all-flash NVM Express arrays is gaining a foothold in enterprise datacenters even as the overall server storage market stumbles. The datacenter storage market is in the midst of a hangover following a big 2018. IHS Markit reports that global server storage revenue declined 4 percent year-on-year during the second quarter, with unit shipments dropping 10 percent. ... Full article
Real estate has long been an industry slower to adopt new technologies or be on the cutting edge of innovation. But that’s changing – this is especially true with the introduction of advanced automation, machine learning and AI into real estate and property management tools, leading to significant efficiencies to some very manual, old-school processes. Leasing, for example, has ... Full article
In this monthly feature, we'll keep you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires, and accolades. Here's the AI career news for early November: Peter Mertens Recogni announced that Peter Mertens joined its Board of Directors. Mertens has a 35-year career in the automotive industry, including senior positions at ... Full article
Microservices have evolved to the point where cloud-native development tools are now being referred to as Kubernetes-native—as in the de facto standard application container orchestrator. The reach of Kubernetes now extends to the Java stack used by developers pushing out cloud-native applications distributed via containers. To that end, a community led by IBM/Red Hat this week released the first ... Full article
MLPerf.org, the young AI-benchmarking consortium, has issued the first round of results for its inference test suite. Among organizations with submissions were Nvidia, Intel, Alibaba, Supermicro, Google, Huawei, Dell and others. Not bad considering the inference suite (v.5) itself was just introduced in June. Perhaps predictably, GPU powerhouse Nvidia quickly claimed early victory issuing a press release coincident with the ... Full article
Enterprise infrastructure investments for training machine learning models have grown more than 50 percent annually over the past two years, and are expected to shortly surpass $10 billion, according to a new market forecast. Intersect360 Research notes that while machine learning has achieved “a very high growth stage,” automation technology covered under the rubric of artificial intelligence has not ... Full article
Nvidia has launched what it claims to be the world’s smallest supercomputer, an addition to its Jetson product line with a credit card-sized (70x45mm) form factor delivering up to 21 trillion operations/second (TOPS) of throughput, according to the company. The Jetson Xavier NX module consumes as little as 10 watts of power, costs $399 and is designed to be ... Full article
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The recent acquisitions of Tableau by Salesforce for $15.7 billion and Looker by Google for $2.6 billion reinforce the notion that data is the ...
ARMONK, N.Y., August 23, 2019 Today at the Second Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Conference organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), IBM took a major ...
SEATTLE, August 23, 2019 – Igneous, Inc., the Seattle-based startup delivering the only Unstructured Data Management (UDM) as-a-Service solution, announced today that Igneous DataDiscover, ...
SAN JOSE, Calif., August 23, 2019 – Robin.io, provider of the industry’s first Hyperconverged Kubernetes solution, and Vexata, part of StorCentric family of brands, ...
The wholesale lift and shift of enterprise applications and databases from on-premise datacenters to the cloud is being driven by considerations such as improved ...
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