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Tiffany Trader

With over a decade’s experience covering the HPC space, Tiffany Trader is one of the preeminent voices reporting on advanced scale computing today.

Cerebras Brings Its Wafer-Scale Engine AI System to the Cloud

September 16th, 2021 (0)
Five months ago, when Cerebras Systems debuted its second-generation wafer-scale silicon system (CS-2), co-founder and CEO Andrew Feldman hinted of the company’s coming cloud plans, and now those plans have come to fruition. Today, Cerebras and Cirrascale Cloud Services ...

Cerebras Touts Linear Scaling up to 192 CS-2 Systems with Wafer Scale to ‘Brain-Scale’ Approach

August 25th, 2021 (0)
Wafer-scale computing company Cerebras Systems has unveiled more details about its “brain-scale” approach for running the largest models in the world across up to 192 CS-2 systems. To enable this technology, Cerebras has introduced its weight streaming technology, which ...

The State of AI and the HPC Connection: A Talk with Hyperion Research’s Steve Conway

August 12th, 2021 (0)
Looking for an AI refresher to beat the Summer heat? In this Q&A, Hyperion Research Senior Adviser Steve Conway surveys the AI and analytics landscape in a time of intense activity and financial backing. Just last week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) ...

How AI Is Transforming the Technology Workplace: Lessons from JPMorgan Chase

July 23rd, 2021 (0)
AI poses great potential for improving productivity in the technology workplace, Salwa Alamir of JPMorgan Chase said in her plenary session at PEARC21. A data-driven ML approach can help identify worker skills necessary for a job or a role ...

Cerebras Second-Gen 7nm Wafer Scale Engine Doubles AI Performance Over First-Gen Chip

April 21st, 2021 (0)
Cerebras Systems has just given a massive compute boost to its latest second-generation Wafer Scale Engine (WSE-2) AI chips, which pack twice the performance of the company's original WSE-1 chips that debuted almost two years ago at the Hot ...

Intel’s 10nm ‘Ice Lake’ Datacenter CPUs Make Their Debut, Provide Up to 40 Cores Each

April 7th, 2021 (0)
The wait is over. Intel officially launched its 10nm datacenter CPU lineup on April 6 (Tuesday), delivering its more powerful and flexible third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable "Ice Lake" processors to waiting partners, OEM builders and customers. With up to ...

Micron Getting Out of 3D XPoint Memory, To Concentrate on Compute Express Link

March 17th, 2021 (0)
After almost 10 years of investments and flagging progress, Micron announced today (Tuesday) that it is ending its involvement in 3D XPoint, the non-volatile memory technology it originally developed in collaboration with Intel. As it ceases all R&D on ...

AMD’s Latest Third-Gen Epyc ‘Milan’ CPUs Include AI Implications as Well

March 15th, 2021 (0)
A wide range of new third-generation AMD Epyc “Milan” CPUs were unveiled March 15 (Monday) by the chipmaker, from a flagship 64-core model to 8-core versions built for a myriad of server workloads. For AI users, the big news ...

Intel Veteran Pat Gelsinger Is Leaving VMware, Returning to Intel as CEO

January 15th, 2021 (0)
The Intel board of directors has appointed a new CEO. Intel alum Pat Gelsinger is leaving his post as CEO of VMware to rejoin the company that he parted ways with 11 years ago. Gelsinger will succeed Bob Swan, ...

Microsoft Azure Touts ‘Supercomputer-class AI’ with Nvidia A100 GPU Instances

August 19th, 2020 (0)
Microsoft Azure continues to infuse its cloud platform with HPC- and AI-directed technologies. Today the cloud services purveyor announced a new virtual machine family aimed at “supercomputer-class AI,” backed by Nvidia A100 Ampere GPUs, AMD Epyc Rome CPUs, 1.6 ...
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