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Nvidia Showcases Domain-specific LLM for Chip Design at ICCAD

November 2nd, 2023 Comments Off on Nvidia Showcases Domain-specific LLM for Chip Design at ICCAD
This week Nvidia released a paper demonstrating how generative AI can be used in semiconductor design. Nvidia chief scientist Bill Dally announced the new paper during his keynote at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) now taking place ...

Navigating the Quantum Revolution: A Guide to the Quantum-enabled Future

October 26th, 2023 Comments Off on Navigating the Quantum Revolution: A Guide to the Quantum-enabled Future
Quantum computing is no longer confined to the esoteric realms of academic theory and science fiction. Instead, it has emerged as a transformative reality with the potential to reshape entire industries. For technology leaders, ignoring the advance of this ...

MLPerf Training 3.0 Showcases LLM; Nvidia Dominates, Intel/Habana Also Impress

June 29th, 2023 Comments Off on MLPerf Training 3.0 Showcases LLM; Nvidia Dominates, Intel/Habana Also Impress
As promised, MLCommons added a large language model (based on GPT-3) to its MLPerf training suite (v3.0) and released the latest round of results yesterday. Only two chips took on the LLM challenge – Nvidia’s H100 GPU and Intel/Habana’s ...

MLPerf Inference 3.0 Highlights – Nvidia, Intel, Qualcomm and…ChatGPT

April 5th, 2023 Comments Off on MLPerf Inference 3.0 Highlights – Nvidia, Intel, Qualcomm and…ChatGPT
MLCommons today released the latest MLPerf Inferencing (v3.0) results for the datacenter and edge. While Nvidia continues to dominate the results – topping all performance categories – other companies are joining the MLPerf constellation with impressive performances. There were ...

Nvidia, Qualcomm Shine in MLPerf Inference; Intel’s Sapphire Rapids Makes an Appearance.

September 9th, 2022 Comments Off on Nvidia, Qualcomm Shine in MLPerf Inference; Intel’s Sapphire Rapids Makes an Appearance.
The steady maturation of MLCommons/MLPerf as an AI benchmarking tool was apparent in today’s release of MLPerf v2.1 Inference results. Twenty-one organizations submitted 5,300 performance results and 2,400 power measurement. While Nvidia again dominated, showcasing its new H100 GPU, Qualcomm impressed ...

The Race to Ensure Post Quantum Data Security

July 28th, 2022 Comments Off on The Race to Ensure Post Quantum Data Security
Fault-tolerant quantum computers won’t exist for years – a decade is the most common estimate. When they do arrive, thanks to Shor’s now-famous algorithm, they will be able to crack the most widely-used encryption methods, which are based on factoring. Earlier ...

The Mainstreaming of MLPerf? Nvidia Dominates Training v2.0 but Challengers Are Rising

June 30th, 2022 Comments Off on The Mainstreaming of MLPerf? Nvidia Dominates Training v2.0 but Challengers Are Rising
MLCommons’ latest MLPerf Training results (v2.0) issued today are broadly similar to v1.1 released last December. Nvidia still dominates, but less so (no grand sweep of wins). Relative newcomers to the exercise – AI chip/system makers Graphcore and Habana ...

Nvidia Dominates MLPerf Inference, Qualcomm also Shines, Where’s Everybody Else?

April 7th, 2022 Comments Off on Nvidia Dominates MLPerf Inference, Qualcomm also Shines, Where’s Everybody Else?
MLCommons today released its latest MLPerf inferencing results, with another strong showing by Nvidia accelerators inside a diverse array of systems. Roughly four years old, MLPerf still struggles to attract wider participation from accelerator suppliers. Nevertheless, overall performance and ...

SambaNova Adds GPT Banking to its Growing Dataflow-as-a-Service Lineup

February 23rd, 2022 Comments Off on SambaNova Adds GPT Banking to its Growing Dataflow-as-a-Service Lineup
AI chip and systems specialist SambaNova today announced a new offering – SambaNova GPT Banking – intended to simplify and speed deployment of GPT models in the financial services industry. The new service is available now and becomes part ...

Quantum-based Cryptographic Key Service Debuts – Could This Be a Quantum Advantage?

December 7th, 2021 Comments Off on Quantum-based Cryptographic Key Service Debuts – Could This Be a Quantum Advantage?
Quantum Origin, a service to deliver “completely unpredictable cryptographic keys” that are based on random numbers generated by a quantum computer, has been unveiled by the newly-created quantum computing vendor, Quantinuum. The new Quantum Origin service is being described ...
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