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Oliver Peckham

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

February 8th, 2023 (0)
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 (0)
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 ...

Nvidia Touts DPU Efficiency in Datacenter Use

November 4th, 2022 (0)
As Moore’s law slows, chips and datacenters are devouring more power than ever to maintain performance gains – and so chipmakers, programmers and system operators look increasingly to specialization for efficiency. Nvidia pitches its BlueField data processing units (DPUs) ...

Intel Labs Launches Loihi 2-Based ‘Kapoho Point’ Board

September 28th, 2022 (0)
Over the past five years, Intel has been iterating on its neuromorphic chips and systems, aiming to create devices (and software for those devices) that closely mimic the behavior of the human brain through the use of computational “neurons.” ...

Nvidia Introduces New Ada Lovelace GPU Architecture, OVX Systems, Omniverse Cloud

September 20th, 2022 (0)
In his GTC keynote today, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang launched another new Nvidia GPU architecture: Ada Lovelace, named for the legendary mathematician regarded as the first computer programmer. The company also announced two GPUs based on the Ada Lovelace ...

Nvidia Assembles Its Next-Gen Centralized Car Computer, ‘DRIVE Thor’

September 20th, 2022 (0)
As autonomous vehicles gain more capabilities and more widespread adoption, those vehicles increasingly need powerful edge computing to deliver on their promises. At Nvidia’s fall GTC event today, the company announced its new answer to this need: DRIVE Thor, ...

Cerebras Proposes AI Megacluster with Billions of AI Compute Cores

September 15th, 2022 (0)
Chipmaker Cerebras is patching its chips – already considered the world’s largest – to create what could be the largest-ever computing cluster for AI computing. A reasonably sized “wafer-scale cluster,” as Cerebras calls it, can network together 16 CS-2s ...

SambaNova Launches Second-Gen DataScale System

September 14th, 2022 (0)
SambaNova Systems is announcing – and shipping – its second-generation DataScale system, the DataScale SN30. Powered by the eponymous Cardinal SN30 RDU (Reconfigurable Data Unit), SambaNova claims that the DataScale SN30 is capable of a 6x speedup (on certain ...

New ML Method Investigates Promising Solar Materials

September 1st, 2022 (0)
Over the past fifty years, solar power has risen from a curiosity and future prospect to a truly viable utility-scale energy source that provides nearly three percent of U.S. electricity. Growing solar’s energy share, though, necessitates continual innovations in ...

Chinese Startup Biren Details BR100 GPU

August 23rd, 2022 (0)
Amid the high-performance GPU turf tussle between AMD and Nvidia (and soon, Intel), a new, China-based player is emerging: Biren Technology, founded in 2019 and headquartered in Shanghai. At Hot Chips 34, Biren co-founder and president Lingjie Xu and Biren ...
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