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

September 9th, 2022 (0)
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 (0)
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 (0)
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 (0)
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 (0)
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 (0)
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 ...

Nvidia Still Dominates Latest MLPerf Results, but Competitors Are Making Some Noise

December 1st, 2021 (0)
MLCommons today released its fifth round of MLPerf training benchmark results and Nvidia GPUs again dominated the rankings, but competitors were not taking those results sitting down. One of the other AI accelerator companies that participated, Graphcore, stood its ...

Nvidia GPUs Stay in Lead In Latest MLPerf Inference Results, but CPUs and Intel Gaining Ground

September 23rd, 2021 (0)
Nvidia again dominated the latest round of MLPerf inference benchmark (v 1.1) results when they were unveiled Sept. 23 (Thursday), sweeping the top spots in the closed data center and edge categories. And in an interesting show of progress, ...

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 ...
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