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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 ...

Get a Grip: Intel Neuromorphic Chip Used to Give Robotics Arm a Sense of Touch

July 16th, 2020 (0)
Moving neuromorphic technology from the laboratory into practice has proven slow-going. This week, National University of Singapore researchers moved the needle forward demonstrating an event-driven, visual-tactile perception system that uses Intel’s Loihi chip to control a robotic arm combining ...

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 ...
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