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Google TPU v5e AI Chip Debuts after Controversial Origins

August 31st, 2023 Comments Off on Google TPU v5e AI Chip Debuts after Controversial Origins
The dominance of Nvidia GPUs has companies scrambling to find non-GPU alternatives, and another mainstream option has emerged with Google’s TPU v5e AI chip. The TPU v5e is also Google’s first AI chip being mainstreamed with a suite of ...

Nvidia Breaks Gaming Tradition With RTX, Turning GPUs Into AI Powerhouses

August 8th, 2023 Comments Off on Nvidia Breaks Gaming Tradition With RTX, Turning GPUs Into AI Powerhouses
Nvidia's RTX GPUs were largely known for gaming and graphics, but are being configured and repackaged for enthusiasts interested in trying out AI on desktops. The new GPUs are a part of Nvidia’s approach to make GPUs available wherever ...

3D Internet Building Block Championed by Nvidia and Apple Faces Challenges

August 3rd, 2023 Comments Off on 3D Internet Building Block Championed by Nvidia and Apple Faces Challenges
Apple and Nvidia want to dominate the 3D universe, and the world of scientific simulation, with a building block championed by both companies. The closed-source proponents are going the open standards route to drive the development and adoption of ...

AI in the Cloud: Google, Microsoft, and Amazon’s Divergent Strategies

August 1st, 2023 Comments Off on AI in the Cloud: Google, Microsoft, and Amazon’s Divergent Strategies
There is no one way to buy AI services, but a few purchase models are emerging. One is like shopping for groceries: you can have it delivered to your doorstep or see options in a store and checkout with ...

Nvidia Launches AI Factories in DGX Cloud Amid the GPU Squeeze

July 28th, 2023 Comments Off on Nvidia Launches AI Factories in DGX Cloud Amid the GPU Squeeze
Nvidia is now renting out its homegrown AI supercomputers with its newest GPUs in the cloud for those keen to access its hardware and software packages.  The DGX Cloud service will include its high-performance AI hardware, including the H100 ...

Esperanto Merging HPC and ML in Upcoming RISC-V Processor

July 25th, 2023 Comments Off on Esperanto Merging HPC and ML in Upcoming RISC-V Processor
Esperanto Technologies has ambitious plans for its next RISC-V processor: to undo the accelerator model and build a chip that has both CPU and GPU capabilities for machine learning and high-performance computing. "X86 is just too heavyweight to serve ...

Tesla To Spend $1B on AI Supercomputer, Not Falling for LLMs

July 21st, 2023 Comments Off on Tesla To Spend $1B on AI Supercomputer, Not Falling for LLMs
Tesla will spend $1 billion on its Dojo supercomputer through the next year as it beefs up video recognition capabilities for its autonomous cars. "I think we will be spending something north of $1 billion over the next year ...

Combat-happy Meta CEO Aims for Responsible and Safe AI with New Llama 2 Model

July 18th, 2023 Comments Off on Combat-happy Meta CEO Aims for Responsible and Safe AI with New Llama 2 Model
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to punch Elon Musk in the face but is also looking to beat down AI rivals with his company's latest large-language model. The Llama 2 model, which was announced by Meta on Tuesday, joins ...

Mining Companies Consider Repurposing Idle GPUs to HPC and AI Markets

July 7th, 2023 Comments Off on Mining Companies Consider Repurposing Idle GPUs to HPC and AI Markets
Crypto companies that loaded up on GPUs in data centers for coin mining are now investigating whether to sell or repurpose the idle hardware to the exploding artificial intelligence market. Hive Blockchain, which has 38,000 Nvidia GPUs, is repurposing ...

Nvidia CEO Huang: Get Ready for Software 3.0

June 28th, 2023 Comments Off on Nvidia CEO Huang: Get Ready for Software 3.0
Nvidia's CEO Jensen Huang said that artificial intelligence is ushering in the era of Software 3.0, where creating and running applications will be as simple as writing queries into a universal AI translator, running a few lines of Python ...
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