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Doug Eadline

Trust Me, I’m Smart: HPC and Government Regulation in the Coming AI Age

January 17th, 2024 Comments Off on Trust Me, I’m Smart: HPC and Government Regulation in the Coming AI Age
Stephen Hawking famously said that "success in creating effective AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization, but unless we learn how to prepare for and avoid the potential risks, AI could be the worst ...

The IBM-Meta AI Alliance Promotes Safe and Open AI Progress

December 5th, 2023 Comments Off on The IBM-Meta AI Alliance Promotes Safe and Open AI Progress
IBM and Meta have co-launched a massive industry-academic-government alliance to shepherd AI development. The new group has united under the AI Alliance banner to promote responsible innovation in AI. Historically, technical alliances often come and go depending on the ...

Google’s Controversial AI Chip Paper Under Scrutiny Again 

October 3rd, 2023 Comments Off on Google’s Controversial AI Chip Paper Under Scrutiny Again 
A controversial research paper by Google that claimed the superiority of AI techniques in creating chips is under the microscope for the authenticity of its claims. Science publication Nature is investigating Google's claims that artificial intelligence techniques helped floor-plan -- ...

Watsonx Brings AI Visibility to Banking Systems

September 27th, 2023 Comments Off on Watsonx Brings AI Visibility to Banking Systems
A new set of AI-based code conversion tools is available with IBM watsonx. Before introducing the new "watsonx," let's talk about the previous generation Watson, perhaps better known as "Jeopardy!-Watson." The original Watson system was initially developed as an ...

Survey: Majority of US Workers Are Already Using Generative AI Tools, But Company Policies Trail Behind

September 18th, 2023 Comments Off on Survey: Majority of US Workers Are Already Using Generative AI Tools, But Company Policies Trail Behind
A new survey from the Conference Board indicates that More than half of US employees are already using generative AI tools, at least occasionally, to accomplish work-related tasks. Yet some three-quarters of companies still lack an established, clearly communicated ...

Nvidia Releasing Open-Source Optimized Tensor RT-LLM Runtime with Commercial Foundational AI Models to Follow Later This Year

September 14th, 2023 Comments Off on Nvidia Releasing Open-Source Optimized Tensor RT-LLM Runtime with Commercial Foundational AI Models to Follow Later This Year
Nvidia's large-language models will become generally available later this year, the company confirmed. Organizations widely rely on Nvidia's graphics processors to write AI applications. The company has also created proprietary pre-trained models similar to OpenAI's GPT-4 and Google's PaLM-2. ...

MLPerf Releases Latest Inference Results and New Storage Benchmark

September 14th, 2023 Comments Off on MLPerf Releases Latest Inference Results and New Storage Benchmark
MLCommons this week issued the results of its latest MLPerf Inference (v3.1) benchmark exercise. Nvidia was again the top performing accelerator, but Intel (Xeon CPU) and Habana (Gaudi1 and 2) performed well. Google provided a peak at its new ...

Nvidia H100: Are 550,000 GPUs Enough for This Year?

August 21st, 2023 Comments Off on Nvidia H100: Are 550,000 GPUs Enough for This Year?
The GPU Squeeze continues to place a premium on Nvidia H100 GPUs. In a recent Financial Times article, Nvidia reports that it expects to ship 550,000 of its latest H100 GPUs worldwide in 2023. The appetite for GPUs is obviously coming ...

GigaIO’s New SuperNode Takes-off with Record Breaking AMD GPU Performance

August 11th, 2023 Comments Off on GigaIO’s New SuperNode Takes-off with Record Breaking AMD GPU Performance
The HPC user's dream is to keep stuffing GPUs into a rack mount box and make everything go faster. There are some servers that offer up to eight GPUs, but the standard server usually offers four GPU slots. Fair ...
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