Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Monday, June 14, 2021
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FPGA chip vendor Xilinx has been busy over the last several years cranking out its Versal AI Core, Versal Premium and Versal Prime chip families to fill customer compute needs in the cloud, data centers, networks and more. Now Xilinx is expanding its reach to the booming edge computing marketplace, unveiling seven new chips in its latest Xilinx Versal ... Full article
GOOGLE I/O 2021 – Google CEO Sundar Pichai spoke for only one minute and 42 seconds about the company’s latest TPU v4 Tensor Processing Units during his keynote at the Google I/O virtual conference this week, but it may have been the most important and awaited news from the event. With the new TPUs, which are powered by Google’s ... Full article
With cars and trucks constantly gaining new driver-assistance features to increase on-the-road safety, two of the world’s largest automakers are bringing in new partners to help boost their technologies. In the latest moves, Toyota has signed on ZF and Mobileye to develop advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for several of its vehicle platforms in the next few years, while General ... Full article
As Elon Musk’s SpaceX continues to build out and test its beta Starlink high-speed, satellite-based internet services, Google Cloud has signed up as a partner to host ground stations within its data centers to link up with the fledgling satellite network. The deal will highlight some of the expertise of both companies – from SpaceX’s successes in rockets and ... Full article
Only three months after emerging from stealth with $8 million in seed funding, Israeli AI startup NeuReality has revealed plans for its all-new NR1-P novel AI-centric inference platform, which the company claims will provide a 15X improvement in performance per dollar compared to the GPUs and ASICs from other deep learning chip vendors. NeuReality says the NR1-P is a ... Full article
Torch.AI is bringing in $27 million in state tax incentives from Kansas to expand its operations in a suburb of Kansas City. The fresh cash influx comes less than two months after the company secured $30 million in new Series A funding that is also aimed at growing its business. The $27 million tax incentive package was awarded by ... Full article
DELL TECHNOLOGIES WORLD 2020 – Eight months after announcing in September 2020 that Dell Technologies would make all of its IT products and services available through as-a-service offerings in the future, the company today (May 5) unveiled the first part of that strategy by introducing the general availability of its APEX data storage as-a-service option. Fueled by demand from ... Full article
For the last couple years, IBM has been ramping up its AI-powered application automation services for hybrid cloud customers to help them add efficiencies, cut costs and make cloud operations easier to use. In its latest move to build upon that strategy, IBM is acquiring AIOps vendor and long-time OEM partner Turbonomic, which builds application resource management (ARM) and ... Full article
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a new public-private partnership aimed squarely at the development of next-generation technologies: the Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) program. RINGS will focus on accelerating research in the areas of wireless and mobile communication, networking, sensing, computing systems and global-scale services. “ systems are future versions of today’s cellular, Wi-Fi and satellite ... Full article
Software-defined storage vendor Excelero has been helping customers share NVMe storage across networks both on-premises or in private clouds for years, but now, for the first time, the company is bringing its NVMesh storage to the Microsoft Azure public cloud. For Excelero, the move follows a growing number of customer requests to bring their I/O intensive workloads including AI, ... Full article
RED HAT SUMMIT 2021 – Change has always been constant for Red Hat as the Linux and open source powerhouse in the marketplace. Since its founding in 1993 with Red Hat Linux, it has over the years matured as an open source company, then as an even more specialized enterprise Linux and enterprise open source company. But over the ... Full article
While many business leaders are curious about AI and see its use as potentially beneficial to their operations, most are not rushing like lemmings into the abyss of AI adoption. That’s the conclusion of a new 36-page global survey on enterprise AI use and exploration trends from Juniper Networks, which identifies three top challenges to greater AI adoption in ... Full article
Nvidia GTC21 – Here at Nvidia’s virtual spring GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week Nvidia had big news about its two new AI-targeted GPUs and its all-new Grace data center CPU. But the company also made a myriad of other announcements about new products and services, from the combined use of AI and 5G to autonomous vehicle technologies, cybersecurity ... Full article
Now that Dell Technologies announced its plans to spin off its VMware unit as a move to reduce Dell’s heavy debt load by almost $10 billion, a seemingly unrelated recent move by Intel is now making the spinoff potentially even more interesting. Back in January, Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of VMware at the time, announced he was leaving the ... Full article
With a fresh war chest of $676 million in its latest Series D funding round, AI platform vendor SambaNova Systems now intends to grow its workforce by 40 percent by the end of 2021 and put AI market leader Nvidia directly in its crosshairs. That’s the central mission laid out for the company by Rodrigo Liang, co-founder and CEO ... Full article
Nvidia GTC21 – Automated speech recognition services with improved accuracy for enterprise applications are the object of a new batch of pre-trained deep learning models and software from Nvidia aimed at interactive AI conversational services. The Jarvis translation platform announced during this week’s Nvidia GPU Technology Conference casts a wide net across different industry and domain applications. The Jarvis ... Full article
At GTC 2021, Nvidia has announced an upgraded iteration of its DGX SuperPods, calling the new offering “the first cloud-native, multi-tenant supercomputer.” The newly announced SuperPods come just two years after the first SuperPods, networked clusters of 96 DGX-2H systems that debuted as one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers in 2019. In 2020, Nvidia expanded the availability of ... Full article
Update: the LIVE Nvidia keynote is over now, but you can watch the on-demand, recording below. And read our live coverage at EnterpriseAI.news.  Join EnterpriseAI this morning at 8:30 AM PT, Monday April 12 to see the Nvidia GTC21 keynote from Nvidia’s CEO, Jensen Huang, livestreamed in its entirety. Hosted by EnterpriseAI.news, you can click to join the Huang ... Full article
The wait is over. Intel officially launched its 10nm datacenter CPU lineup on April 6 (Tuesday), delivering its more powerful and flexible third-generation Intel Xeon Scalable "Ice Lake" processors to waiting partners, OEM builders and customers. With up to 40 “Sunny Cove” cores per processor, built-in acceleration and new instructions, the Ice Lake-SP platform offers a significant performance boost ... Full article
Fresh from Intel’s launch of the company’s latest third-generation Xeon Scalable “Ice Lake” processors on April 6 (Tuesday), Intel server partners Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE and Lenovo simultaneously unveiled their first server models built around the latest chips. And though arch-rival AMD may have won the first round of the latest global chip fight by unveiling its latest next-generation ... Full article

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