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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.

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 ...

Panasas Secures Growth Investment, Jorge Titinger Joins Board

February 27th, 2019 (0)
High performance storage supplier Panasas, maker of scale-out NAS appliances, has announced a funding round and an expansion to its board of directors that it says will enable the acceleration of its technology roadmap. The funding round, of an ...

Arm Unveils Neoverse Platforms for Cloud-to-Edge Computing

February 21st, 2019 (0)
Following on its Neoverse roadmap announcement last October, Arm today revealed its next-gen Neoverse microarchitecture with compute and throughput-optimized silicon designs catered to general-purpose cloud and edge computing. The Arm Neoverse N1 platform, the first built on the 7nm ...
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