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Oliver Peckham

At SC21, Focusing On the Ethics of Mainstreamed HPC

November 19th, 2021 (0)
As the panelists gathered onstage for SC21’s first plenary talk, the words of the so-called Peter Parker principle – “with great power comes great responsibility” – cycled across the background slideshow. For the following hour, five panelists confronted this dilemma: ...

AWS Making Its Gaudi-Powered, ML-Optimized EC2 DL1 Instances Generally Available

October 27th, 2021 (0)
As machine learning becomes a dominating use case for local and cloud computing, companies are racing to provide services that optimized and accelerated for AI applications. Now, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is introducing a new competitor to the landscape: ...

Graphcore Unveils Its Latest and Largest Commercially-Available IPU Pods

October 25th, 2021 (0)
After launching its second-generation intelligence processing units (IPUs) in 2020, four years after emerging from stealth, Graphcore is now boosting its product line with its largest commercially-available IPU-based systems: the IPU-POD128 and the IPU-POD256. The newly announced IPU-POD128 has ...

Hurricane Intensity Predictions Getting Help From AI

October 11th, 2021 (0)
AI techniques to better predict hurricane intensity compared to the most widely used existing U.S. hurricane models are being deployed by researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to give affected residents better information about preparing or evacuating ...

Experts Grapple with AI’s Environmental Costs

September 17th, 2021 (0)
AI algorithms have made tremendous progress in making many computational processes more efficient, but “efficiency” isn’t always the name of the game for the AI industry itself. Famously, a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concluded ...

Esperanto Now Testing Its Fledgling 1,092-Core RISC-V ET-SoC-1 Chips

August 27th, 2021 (0)
Back in December, Esperanto Technologies made waves when it announced ET-SoC-1, a new RISC-V-based chip aimed at machine learning that packed nearly 1,100 cores onto a package small enough to fit six times over on a single PCIe card. ...

Tesla Reveals More Design Details of Its Modular ‘Dojo’ Supercomputer & D1 Chip

August 22nd, 2021 (0)
Two months ago, Tesla revealed a massive GPU cluster that it said was “roughly the number five supercomputer in the world,” and which was just a precursor to Tesla’s real supercomputing moonshot: the long-rumored, little-detailed Dojo system. “We’ve been scaling our ...

With ‘Dojo’ in the Future, Tesla Reveals Its Massive Precursor Supercomputer

June 23rd, 2021 (0)
Tesla first made a cryptic reference to it's project Dojo, a “super-powerful training computer” for video data processing, in 2019. Later, in the summer of 2020, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted: “Tesla is developing a training computer ...

NSF, Partners Form ‘RINGS,’ a New Initiative to Catalyze Next-Gen Computing and Networking

April 29th, 2021 (0)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a new public-private partnership aimed squarely at the development of next-generation technologies: the Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) program. RINGS will focus on accelerating research in the areas of wireless and ...

Nvidia’s Newly DPU-Enabled SuperPod Is a Multi-Tenant, Cloud-Native Supercomputer

April 12th, 2021 (0)
At GTC 2021, Nvidia has announced an upgraded iteration of its DGX SuperPods, calling the new offering “the first cloud-native, multi-tenant supercomputer.” The newly announced SuperPods come just two years after the first SuperPods, networked clusters of 96 DGX-2H ...
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