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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.

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 ...

Royal Bank of Canada Boosts AI-Powered Banking with Nvidia, Red Hat

July 23rd, 2020 (0)
The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and its AI research institute Borealis AI have teamed with Red Hat and Nvidia to develop an AI private cloud platform designed to improve the client banking experience. The partners are leveraging Red ...

DDR5 Memory Spec Doubles Data Rate, Quadruples Density

July 17th, 2020 (0)
Standards group JEDEC announced the publication of the DDR5 SDRAM spec, the next-generation standard for random access memory (RAM). Compared to DDR4, the DDR5 spec delivers twice the performance and improved power efficiency, addressing ever-growing demand from datacenter and ...

Nvidia Unveils AI Supercomputer, Launches A100 PCIe Cards

June 22nd, 2020 (0)
Nvidia unveiled its Selene AI supercomputer today in tandem with the updated listing of world’s fastest computers. Nvidia also introduced the PCIe form factor of the Ampere-based A100 GPU. Nvidia’s new internal AI supercomputer, Selene, joins the upper echelon ...

Chip Architect Jim Keller Resigns from Intel

June 11th, 2020 (0)
Prominent chip exec Jim Keller is parting ways with Intel, where he led the Silicon Engineering Group for two years. Keller resigned effective today (June 11) for “personal reasons,” and will stay on as a consultant for six months, ...

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, ...
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