Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Monday, December 6, 2021

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Large global energy companies have a seriously challenging technology problem – due to varying compliance and data residency regulations around the world, they have business data that must be maintained in diverse ways in multiple locations. That results in critical business data being stored in separate silos, making it much harder to find needed data ... Full article
As AI-enabled robots in manufacturing facilities, power plants, warehouse and other industrial sites continue to expand in use, more potential use cases are constantly being identified by enterprises that are looking to solve their critical business problems. In response, IBM and Boston Dynamics are partnering to bring IBM software and Boston Dynamics’ Spot robots together ... Full article
Deepening its ongoing integration of AI and 5G, Nvidia will be giving customers the option to use Arm-based CPUs with its growing Aerial A100 AI-on-5G platform, while also partnering with Google to establish an AI-on-5G Innovation Lab to accelerate the creation of 5G and AI applications. Both announcements were unveiled June 28 (Monday) at the ... Full article
Four months after taking over the reins of Intel Corp., CEO Pat Gelsinger has announced a string of executive leadership changes as he works to shake things up inside a company that leads its marketplace but could use a boost in energy. The executive changes, unveiled on June 22 (Tuesday), include the promotions of two ... Full article
To boost the performance of busy CPUs hosted by cloud service providers, Intel Corp. has launched a new line of Infrastructure Processing Units (IPUs) that take over some of a CPU’s overhead to let it do more processing for revenue-generating tasks. The IPUs are described by Intel as programmable networking devices that are designed and ... Full article
It has been a busy seven months for AI chip startup Mythic AI. Seven months ago, the company unveiled its first M1108 Analog Matrix Processor (AMP) for AI inferencing. Then one month ago Mythic AI announced a new $70 million Series C investment round to bring its chips to mass production and to develop its ... Full article
Nvidia is busy this week at the virtual Computex 2021 Taipei technology show, announcing an expansion of its nascent Nvidia-certified server program, a range of new Nvidia BlueField DPU-equipped server models and the coming availability of its Base Command Platform which will include a subscription option for its DGX SuperPods so customers can give them ... Full article
In December of 2020, consumer electronics giant LG quietly launched an LG AI Research division in South Korea to develop new kinds of AI technologies that can bring increased value and intriguing services to consumer and business customers around the world. LG AI Research was created with $180 million (200 billion Korean won) in funding ... 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 ... 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 ... Full article
Six months after unveiling its first M1108 Analog Matrix Processor (AMP) for AI inferencing, Mythic AI has just received a new $70 million Series C investment round to bring the chips to mass production and to develop its next hardware and software products. The new investment round, which was led by led by BlackRock 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 ... Full article
With hundreds of millions of pieces of mail to process and deliver daily, the U.S. Postal Service is always looking for ways to streamline its technology systems to improve its services. Since the early 2000s, those technologies have included bringing in HPC and machine learning, which have continued to be added incrementally over the years ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... Full article
With the recent release of its IBM Cloud Pak for Data, IBM is quickly expanding the tools it offers to enterprise customers that want to put their workloads onto IBM’s Cloud Satellite. The IBM Cloud Pak for Data, which became generally available to customers on March 26, is the first major add-on for Cloud Satellite ... Full article
AI startups based in Israel have had little difficulty raising venture funding. Some are now following the lead of their U.S. counterparts by going public. Among the first is industrial AI specialist Razor Labs, which also raised $36 million while launching an initial public offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, operating with the ticker ... Full article
Fueled by the need for faster life sciences and healthcare research, especially in the wake of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, IBM and the 100-year-old Cleveland Clinic are partnering to bolster the Clinic’s research capabilities by integrating a wide range of IBM’s advanced technologies in AI, quantum computing and the cloud. For the Cleveland Clinic, the ... Full article
An open-source AI initiative has come up with a prototype system in the form of a voice-activated backpack that promises to help the visually impaired perceive and navigate their surroundings. The project, which is sponsored by Intel Corp., draws not only on AI hardware and software but also on open-source development kits and critical input ... Full article

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