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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.

AWS Beats Azure to K80 General Availability

October 2nd, 2016 (0)
Amazon Web Services has seeded its cloud with Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs to meet the growing demand for accelerated computing across an increasingly-diverse range of workloads. The P2 instance family is a welcome addition for compute- and data-focused users who ...

Dell EMC Engineers Strategy to Democratize HPC

September 30th, 2016 (0)
The freshly minted Dell EMC division of Dell Technologies is on a mission to take HPC mainstream with a strategy that hinges on engineered solutions, beginning with a focus on three industry verticals: manufacturing, research and life sciences. “Unlike traditional HPC ...

Nvidia Launches Pascal GPUs for Deep Learning Inferencing

September 13th, 2016 (0)
Already entrenched in the deep learning community for neural net training, Nvidia wants to secure its place as the go-to chipmaker for datacenter inferencing. At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Beijing today (Tuesday), Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the ...

HPE Gobbles SGI for Larger Slice of HPC-Big Data Pie

August 11th, 2016 (0)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced today that it will acquire rival HPC server maker SGI for $7.75 per share, or about $275 million, inclusive of cash and debt. The deal ends the seven-year reprieve that kept the SGI banner flying ...

Intel to Acquire AI Startup Nervana Systems

August 9th, 2016 (0)
If we needed another sign that Intel is serious about mining AI market opportunities, it came today when the chip company announced it had inked a “definitive agreement” to acquire artificial intelligence and deep learning company Nervana Systems. Financial terms ...

Mellanox Spins EZchip/Tilera Aquisition Into BlueField Networking Silicon

June 1st, 2016 (0)
Mellanox today introduced the BlueField family of programmable processors, the first product technology based on its $811 million acquisition of fellow Iraeli high-tech company EZchip. The fact that the product announcement is taking place just three months after the ...

Spectra Logic Ushers in Nearline Disk at 10 Cents/GB

October 15th, 2015 (0)
At SpectraSummit held in Boulder, Colorado, this week, Spectra Logic debuted a new nearline disk storage system, called ArcticBlue, which snaps into the company’s BlackPearl hybrid storage architecture to create an object storage based disk platform that ticks three primary ...

AWS Counters Google With Its Own Price Cuts

March 26th, 2014 (0)
The cloud pricing wars are hotter than ever. Yesterday Google announced some major price cuts from its live event in San Francisco, and today Amazon Web Services got out its red pen and chopped prices. At the AWS Summit ...

Google Aligns Cloud Pricing With Moore’s Law

March 25th, 2014 (0)
At its Cloud Platform Live event in San Francisco, Google launched several updates to its cloud services portfolio that aim to make it more competitive. Chief among these were massive price reductions, such that Google's cloud services are now ...

Facebook Open Sources Datacenter Efficiency Tracking Tools

March 24th, 2014 (0)
Companies that operate hyperscale datacenters have gone to great lengths to boost efficiency, and to show their commitment to green computing some of these cloud giants are sharing their designs with others in the community. Facebook is at the ...
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