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Doug Black

10nm, 7nm, 5nm…. Should the Chip Nanometer Metric Be Replaced?

May 29th, 2020 (0)
The biggest cool factor in server chips is the nanometer. AMD beating Intel to a CPU built on a 7nm process node* – with 5nm and 3nm on the way – has been instrumental to AMD’s data center market ...

COVID-19 HPC Consortium Expands to Europe, Reports on Research Projects

May 28th, 2020 (0)
The COVID-19 HPC Consortium, a public-private effort delivering free access to HPC processing for scientists pursuing coronavirus research – some utilizing AI-based techniques – has expanded to more than 56 research teams and extended to supercomputing centers and programs ...

Deep Learning Boosts Call Center Speech Recognition During the COVID-19 Crisis

May 27th, 2020 (0)
A business operation hard hit by COVID-19 is the call center. Industries ranging from airlines to retailers to financial institutions have been bombarded with calls—forcing them to put customers on hold for hours at a time or send them ...

Nvidia Earnings Top Expectations, Data Center Revenue Jumps 80%

May 22nd, 2020 (0)
Nvidia’s seemingly endless roll continued in the first quarter with the company announcing blockbuster earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations. Nvidia said revenues for the period ended April 26 were up 39 percent YoY to $3.08 billion, ahead of ...

Microsoft’s AI Supercomputer on Azure: ‘Combinations of Perceptual Domains’

May 20th, 2020 (0)
Microsoft has unveiled a supercomputing monster – among the world’s five most powerful, according to the company – aimed at what is known in scientific and philosophical circles as the “emergent property,” or at least a version of it. ...

3 Reasons Why Object Storage Is Right for AI and Machine Learning

May 19th, 2020 (0)
Enterprises of all types are ramping up AI and machine learning projects, but realizing their true potential requires overcoming significant technology barriers. While compute infrastructure is often the focus, storage is equally important. Here are three key reasons why ...

Bitcoin is Having a ‘Halving’ Amidst a Pandemic

May 15th, 2020 (0)
In the world of Bitcoin a “halving” takes place about every four years. This past Monday, May 11, 2020, witnessed the third such event. It’s a big deal. It points to the steady maturing and acceptance of Bitcoin in ...

Nvidia Unveils Two Edge AI Offerings for ‘Smart Everything’

May 14th, 2020 (0)
Extending latency-sensitive AI workloads to the edge is the objective of two new products from Nvidia, announced today at the company’s annual (virtual) GPU Technology Conference (GTC), based on its new Ampere GPU architecture and built to run on ...

Cloud Hosting Companies Help Customers Contain Costs – Winning Trust and Loyalty

May 13th, 2020 (0)
Gartner predicts that through 2020, 80 percent of organizations will overshoot their cloud IaaS budgets. Gartner attributes cloud cost management problems to three main causes: Companies are increasingly adapting complex multi-cloud environments, and billing can vary greatly across providers; ...

Startup MemVerge Launches Memory-centric Mission

May 12th, 2020 (0)
Memory situated at the center of the computing universe, replacing processing, has long been envisioned as instrumental to radically improved data center systems performance. Combined with accelerated processing (GPUs, FPGAs, etc.), faster interconnects (NVLink, optical) and more powerful networks ...
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