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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.

AMD Epyc Rome Tabbed for Nvidia’s New DGX, but HGX Has Intel Option

May 20th, 2020 (0)
AMD continues to make inroads into the data center with its second-generation Epyc “Rome” processor, which last week scored a win with Nvidia’s announcement that its new Ampere-based DGX system would rely on AMD rather than Intel CPUs. However, ...

Nvidia Launches Ampere GPU with Up to 20X the AI Performance

May 14th, 2020 (0)
Nvidia’s first Ampere-based graphics card, the A100 GPU, packs a whopping 54 billion transistors on 826mm2 of silicon, making it the world’s largest seven-nanometer chip. Launched today during a pre-recorded “kitchen keynote” from Nvidia chief Jensen Huang, the Ampere architecture ...

AMD Launches High-Frequency Epyc 7F-Series CPUs

April 14th, 2020 (0)
AMD today announced three new SKUs based on the 7nm second-generation Epyc “Rome” platform aimed at commercial high-demand workloads as well as hyperconverged infrastructure and database applications. Dell EMC, HPE, Lenovo, Supermicro and Nutanix have announced support for the ...

Energy Giant Eni to Take Back Industry HPC Crown with HPC5

February 14th, 2020 (0)
With the launch of its Dell-built HPC5 system, Italian energy company Eni regains its position atop the industrial supercomputing leaderboard. At 52-petaflops peak, HPC5 should easily crack the top 10 fold of the next Top500 list, due out in ...

Nvidia-Mellanox $6.8B Deal Gets EU Clearance

December 23rd, 2019 (0)
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia has been granted unconditional approval by the European Union to acquire Israel networking company Mellanox Technologies, clearing a hurdle for the $6.8 billion deal, announced in March. The EU approval went through without Nvidia having to offer ...

Univa Brings Cloud Automation to Slurm Users with Navops Launch 2.0

September 12th, 2019 (0)
Univa, the company behind Grid Engine, announced today its HPC cloud-automation platform Navops Launch will support the popular open-source workload scheduler Slurm. With the release of Navops Launch 2.0, “Slurm users will have access to the same cloud automation ...

AI Supercomputer-on-a-Wafer Debuted by Cerebras

August 28th, 2019 (0)
Could wafer-scale silicon from Cerebras Systems be the first “supercomputer on a chip” worthy of the designation? Last week at Hot Chips at Stanford University, the Silicon Valley startup debuted the largest chip ever built, a 46,225 square millimeter ...

Photonics Chiplet Startup Touts Terabit/Second I/O Bandwidth, 10X Lower Power

August 20th, 2019 (0)
Silicon startup Ayar Labs continues to gain momentum with its optical chiplet technology that puts advanced electronics and optics on the same chip using standard CMOS fabrication. At Hot Chips 31 in Stanford, CA, this week, Ayar will show ...

AMD Launches Epyc Rome, First 7nm CPU

August 8th, 2019 (0)
From a gala event at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco yesterday (Aug. 7), AMD launched its 2nd generation Epyc Rome chips, based on its 7nm process technology. The new AMD Epyc 7002 series is a follow-on ...

Nvidia, Google Tie in Second MLPerf Training ‘At-Scale’ Round

July 10th, 2019 (0)
Results for the second round of the AI benchmarking suite known as MLPerf were published today with Google Cloud and Nvidia each picking up three wins in the at-scale division. Google for ResNet-50, Transformer and SSD; Nvidia for GNMT, ...
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