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John Russell

Feds, Chipmakers Mull Jump-starting U.S. Chip-making Capacity

May 11th, 2020 (0)
The Trump administration is in talks with Intel and TSMC to spur development of new chip factories in the U.S., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. Many observers have for years bemoaned the loss of ...

IBM Launches Power Server for AI Inferencing, Data Management

January 28th, 2020 (0)
IBM today launched a Power9-based inference server – the IC922 – that features up to six Nvidia T4 GPUs, PCIe Gen 4 and OpenCAPI connectivity, and can accommodate up to 24 SFF drives in a 2U form factor. Paired ...

SC19: IBM Bets on New HPC-AI Game Plan

November 26th, 2019 (0)
IBM is known for making big bets. Summit supercomputer – a big win. Red Hat acquisition – looking like a big win. OpenPOWER and Power processors – jury’s out. At SC19, long-time IBM’er Dave Turek, vice president technical computing ...

At SC19: Intel Debuts GPU and Outlines oneAPI Aspirations

November 18th, 2019 (0)
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 ...

AI Inference Benchmark Bake-off Puts Nvidia on Top

November 7th, 2019 (0), 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 ...

Cray Debuts ClusterStor E1000 for Converged AI-HPC Workloads

October 30th, 2019 (0)
Cray, now owned by HPE, today introduced the ClusterStor E1000 storage platform, which leverages Cray software and mixes hard disk drives (HDD) and flash memory (SSD) to accommodate converged HPC-AI workloads at many scales. Cray described the new system ...

IBM’s Post-Moore Vision: Bits Plus Neurons Plus Qubits

October 15th, 2019 (0)
Dario Gil, IBM’s relatively new director of research, painted a intriguing portrait of the future of computing along with a rough idea of how IBM thinks we’ll get there at last month’s MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab’s AI Research Week ...

IBM OpenPOWER to Join Open Source Linux Foundation

August 21st, 2019 (0)
IBM has announced it was contributing the instruction set (ISA) for its Power microprocessor and the designs for the Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (OpenCAPI) and Open Memory Interface (OMI) to the Linux Foundation. It also reported the OpenPOWER ...

Intel Adds 56-core Socketed Cooper Lake

August 6th, 2019 (0)
Intel today announced that its forthcoming Cooper Lake Xeon Scalable processors, based on Intel’s 14nm++ process, will come with up to 56-cores in a socketed form factor, leveraging the capabilities from its Xeon Platinum 9200 series. The new chip ...

STAC Floats ML Benchmark for Financial Services Workloads

January 16th, 2019 (0)
STAC (Securities Technology Analysis Center) recently released an "exploratory" benchmark for machine learning which it hopes will evolve into a firm benchmark or suite of benchmarking tools to compare the performance of machine learning and deep learning workflows for ...
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