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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.

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, ...

Intel 7nm GPU on Roadmap for 2021, OneAPI Coming This Year

May 9th, 2019 (0)
At Intel’s investor meeting yesterday in Santa Clara, Calif., the company filled in details of its roadmap and product launch plans and sought to allay concerns about delays of its 10nm chips. In laying out its 10nm and 7nm ...

Intel Launches Cascade Lake Xeons — Up to 56 Cores

April 4th, 2019 (0)
At Intel's Data-Centric Innovation Day in San Francisco (April 2), the company unveiled its second-generation Xeon Scalable (Cascade Lake) family and debuted its Optane persistent memory module, along with other products (more below). Notable for high-end computing watchers was ...

Why Nvidia Bought Mellanox: ‘Datacenters Will Be…Like High Performance Computers’

March 15th, 2019 (0)
“Future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang during a phone briefing on Monday after Nvidia revealed scooping up the high performance networking company Mellanox for $6.9 billion. If that’s your ...

Oil and Gas Supercloud Clears Out Knights Landing Inventory: All 38,000 Wafers

March 13th, 2019 (0)
The McCloud HPC service being built by Australia’s DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) outside Houston is set to become the largest oil and gas cloud in the world this year, providing 250 single-precision petaflops for DUG’s geoscience services business and its ...
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