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Intersect360: ‘Grand Unification’ Spending Totals $251.9B in 2022

June 1st, 2023 Comments Off on Intersect360: ‘Grand Unification’ Spending Totals $251.9B in 2022
The folks at Intersect360 Research released their latest report and market update just ahead of ISC 2023, which was held in Hamburg, Germany, last week. The headline: “We’re returning to stable growth,” per Addison Snell, Intersect360 CEO. In the ...

US Takes a Page from Supercomputing Past to Boost AI Research

May 5th, 2023 Comments Off on US Takes a Page from Supercomputing Past to Boost AI Research
A pattern is emerging on how U.S. government wants to boost its AI research. The approach is similar to how the early supercomputing infrastructures were built: engage academia and national labs, then apply the research to solve critical domestic ...

AMD Revenues Drop, but Company Expects Datacenter Wins Later in 2023

May 3rd, 2023 Comments Off on AMD Revenues Drop, but Company Expects Datacenter Wins Later in 2023
Today, AMD reported its financial results for Q1 2023. The headline: revenues ($5.4 billion) are down by 9.2% year-over-year, just barely beating expectations amid turmoil among the economy in general and AMD’s competition. However, the company is also projecting ...

Intel Puts a Happy Face on Its Worst Quarterly Loss Ever

April 28th, 2023 Comments Off on Intel Puts a Happy Face on Its Worst Quarterly Loss Ever
Intel posted its worst quarterly loss in history on Thursday, but the chipmaker took a bold move to put a positive spin on the grim news. “We delivered solid first-quarter results, representing steady progress with our transformation,” said Pat ...

Intel’s TDX Goes Through the Grind Ahead of Mass Release to Cloud

April 25th, 2023 Comments Off on Intel’s TDX Goes Through the Grind Ahead of Mass Release to Cloud
Cloud providers are stress-testing Intel's confidential computing technology in its Sapphire Rapids chips before putting it in cloud services. Microsoft said it was previewing Intel's Trusted Domain Extensions (TDX) technology in its DCesv5-series and ECesv5-series virtual machine offerings, the ...

Esperanto Works to Fill the Software Gap for RISC-V AI Servers

April 21st, 2023 Comments Off on Esperanto Works to Fill the Software Gap for RISC-V AI Servers
Esperanto Technologies is working to accelerate software support for its novel, high-performance AI chips. The company has ported a large-language model (LLM) from Meta to its RISC-V-based ET-SoC-1, which includes 1,088 cores. This gives researchers the option to evaluate ...

Self-Regulation Is the Standard in AI, for Now

April 19th, 2023 Comments Off on Self-Regulation Is the Standard in AI, for Now
Are you worried that AI is moving too fast and may have negative consequences? Do you wish there was a national law to regulate it? Well, that’s a club with a fast-growing list of members. Unfortunately, if you reside ...

Intel Kills ‘Blockscale’ Bitcoin Chip

April 19th, 2023 Comments Off on Intel Kills ‘Blockscale’ Bitcoin Chip
An interview with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger from just last year already hasn't aged well. In the interview, Gelsinger decries the energy consumption of Bitcoin mining ("a climate crisis") moments before announcing Intel's own Bitcoin mining product, Blockscale 1000, ...

IBM Introduces ‘Vela’ Cloud AI Supercomputer Powered by Intel, Nvidia

February 8th, 2023 Comments Off on IBM Introduces ‘Vela’ Cloud AI Supercomputer Powered by Intel, Nvidia
Nearly five years ago, Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched the IBM-built Summit supercomputer, powered by IBM and Nvidia hardware, to the top of the Top500 list. Now, the erstwhile HPC juggernaut is launching a new supercomputer that reflects the ...

Nvidia Touts Strong Results on Financial Services Inference Benchmark

February 6th, 2023 Comments Off on Nvidia Touts Strong Results on Financial Services Inference Benchmark
The next-gen Hopper family may be on its way, but that isn’t stopping Nvidia’s popular A100 GPU from leading another benchmark on its way out. This time, it’s the STAC-ML inference benchmark, produced by the Securities Technology Analysis Center ...
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