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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.

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

August 19th, 2020 Comments Off on Microsoft Azure Touts ‘Supercomputer-class AI’ with Nvidia A100 GPU Instances
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 Comments Off on Royal Bank of Canada Boosts AI-Powered Banking with Nvidia, Red Hat
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 Comments Off on DDR5 Memory Spec Doubles Data Rate, Quadruples Density
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 (1)
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 Comments Off on Chip Architect Jim Keller Resigns from Intel
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 Comments Off on AMD Epyc Rome Tabbed for Nvidia’s New DGX, but HGX Has Intel Option
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 Comments Off on Nvidia Launches Ampere GPU with Up to 20X the AI Performance
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 (1)
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 Comments Off on Energy Giant Eni to Take Back Industry HPC Crown with HPC5
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 Comments Off on Nvidia-Mellanox $6.8B Deal Gets EU Clearance
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 ...
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