Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Experts Grapple with AI’s Environmental Costs

AI algorithms have made tremendous progress in making many computational processes more efficient, but “efficiency” isn’t always the name of the game for the AI industry itself. Famously, a ...Full Article

Amazon and BP Expanding Their Year-Old Deal for Renewable Energy and AWS Cloud Services

For the last year, Amazon Web Services and BP have been working together as partners, with AWS providing BP with services to migrate more than 400 applications to the ...Full Article

Microsoft Data Sub Yields Reliability Gains

Microsoft said its two-year trial run with an underwater datacenter is a concept that holds water. The company commenced Project Natick in 2015 during a proof-of-principle deployment in the ...Full Article

NSF, VMware Partner on IT Sustainability

An oft overlooked virtue of virtual machines is the replacement of IT infrastructure like servers with a more energy-efficient abstracted version of hardware. That advance has contributed to sustainability ...Full Article

Coping with Higher Hyperscale Rack-Power Density

According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index 2015-2020/Synergy Research, by 2020, 47 percent of all servers sold are expected to go to hyperscalers, which deploy distributed computing environments ranging ...Full Article

Tabor Communications Announces Rebranding of EnterpriseTech: EnterpriseAI

Tabor Communications, publisher of high performance technology publications HPCwire, Datanami and EnterpriseTech, has announced that EnterpriseTech has been re-branded as EnterpriseAI. The new name reflects the publication’s increased focus ...Full Article

Facebook Datacenters Nearing Green Energy Goal

Hyperscale datacenter operators continue to strive for energy efficiency as most struggle to keep pace with more demanding workloads. Progress is being reported on at least one front: Facebook ...Full Article

Microsoft Launches Submersible Datacenter

The hotspots and energy hogs that are enterprise datacenters are increasingly located in northern climes. As demand for cooling intensifies, and datacenter power usage maxes out, some have even ...Full Article

From Iceland, HPC-as-a-Service Finds Toehold in FinServ, Automotive, Scientific R&D

While high-demand workloads (e.g., bitcoin mining) can overheat data center cooling capabilities, at least one data center infrastructure provider has announced an HPC-as-a-service offering that features 100 percent free ...Full Article

Booming Bitcoin Mining is an Energy Hog

The mining of crypto-currencies is proving extremely lucrative, as witnessed by a spate of reports this week on the booming Bitcoin market. While the processing-intensive practice has been a ...Full Article
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