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Latest MLPerf Results See Intel, Graphcore, Google Increase Their Presence Behind Nvidia

June 30th, 2021 (0)
While Nvidia again dominated the latest round of MLPerf training benchmark results, the range of participants has expanded. Yes, Google’s forthcoming TPU v4 performed well, but competitors also shined. Intel had broad participation, featuring systems with 3rd Gen Xeons ...

Dell Expanding HPC-On-Demand And Server GPU Options, Debuting Omnia Software at ISC21

June 30th, 2021 (0)
Dell Technologies is expanding its software product line with Omnia, a new software platform built to help enterprises solve their workload deployment and management requirements, while also providing ‘composable infrastructure’ capabilities. The vendor has also announced that it is ...

IBM, Red Hat Integration Continues as IBM Mainstreams Power Systems in Pivot to Cloud

February 23rd, 2021 (0)
As it continues to pivot to the cloud, IBM has unveiled a new Power-based private cloud rack product line that is also porting Red Hat OpenShift capabilities to its Power products. The moves for the Power-microprocessor-based products are part ...

Nvidia Unveils Certified Server Program Offering Pre-Built Servers for AI Applications

January 26th, 2021 (0)
Nvidia today launched a certified systems program in which participating vendors can offer Nvidia-certified servers with up to eight A100 GPUs. Separate support contracts directly from Nvidia for the certified systems are also available. Besides the obvious marketing motives, ...

VAST Data: There Will Be No Tears Shed When Tiered Storage is History

December 2nd, 2020 (0)
All-flash storage startup VAST Data is hoping that its vision of universal storage without multiple tiers will become the new normal for enterprises that are struggling to manage growing repositories of valuable and critical business data. Founded in 2016, ...

AMD Reveals $35B Acquisition of Xilinx, Reports Record Q3 Revenue

October 27th, 2020 (0)
AMD this morning reported record quarterly revenue of $2.8 billion and a finalized deal to buy FPGA-maker Xilinx for $35 billion in an all-stock transaction. The acquisition helps AMD keep pace during a time of consolidation in the semiconductor ...

DDN, Tintri Unveil New NVMe Storage Devices

October 21st, 2020 (0)
DDN, a long-time leader in HPC storage, announced two new products today and provided more detail around its strategy for integrating DDN HPC technologies with the enterprise strengths of its recent acquisitions, notably Tintri, Nexenta, and IntelliFlash (from Western ...

Oracle Cloud Tackling More Demanding Workloads with Launch of A100 GPU Instances, Arm Plans, More

September 22nd, 2020 (0)
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is bolstering its capabilities for customers with the general availability of instances with Nvidia’s newest GPU, the A100, while also unveiling expanded collaborations with Rescale and Altair. The company also announced plans for its first ...

IBM Debuts Power10; Touts New Memory Scheme, Security, and Inferencing

August 18th, 2020 (0)
IBM this week introduced its next generation Power10 microprocessor, a 7nm device manufactured by Samsung. The chip features a new microarchitecture, broad new memory support, PCIe Gen 5 connectivity, hardware enabled security, impressive energy efficiency, and a host of ...

Implement Photonic Tensor Cores for Machine Learning?

August 7th, 2020 (0)
Researchers from George Washington University have reported an approach for building photonic tensor cores that leverages phase change photonic memory to implement a neural network (NN). Their novel architecture, reported online in AIP Applied Physics Review last week, promises ...
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