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Tabor Communications Announces Rebranding of EnterpriseTech: EnterpriseAI

Tabor Communications Announces Rebranding of EnterpriseTech: EnterpriseAI

Tabor Communications, publisher of high performance technology publications HPCwire, Datanami and EnterpriseTech, has announced that EnterpriseTech will ...

At GTC: Nvidia Expands Scope of Its AI and Data Center Ecosystem

At GTC: Nvidia Expands Scope of Its AI and Data Center Ecosystem

In the high-stakes race to provide the AI life-cycle solution of choice, three of the biggest horses ...

AWS Upgrades its GPU-Backed AI Inference Platform

AWS Upgrades its GPU-Backed AI Inference Platform

The AI inference market is booming, prompting well-known hyperscaler and Nvidia partner Amazon Web Services to offer ...

DARPA, NSF Pursue Machine Learning Chip

DARPA, NSF Pursue Machine Learning Chip

A new U.S. research initiative seeks to develop a processor capable of real-time learning while operating with ...

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March 19, 2019(0)
Tabor Communications, publisher of high performance technology publications HPCwire, Datanami and EnterpriseTech, has announced that EnterpriseTech will be re-branded as EnterpriseAI. The new name reflects the publication’s increased focus on AI in recent years and increased interest in AI, machine learning, deep learning, robotics and other AI-related technologies among enterprise IT strategists. “EnterpriseTech, focused since its founding on enterprise ... Full article
March 19, 2019(0)
The AI inference market is booming, prompting well-known hyperscaler and Nvidia partner Amazon Web Services to offer a new cloud instance that addresses the growing cost of scaling inference. The new "G4" instances, announced this week, will employ Nvidia’s Tesla T4 GPUs, which are optimized for machine learning inference. Based on Nvidia’s Turing architecture, the T4 features 2,560 CUDA ... Full article
March 18, 2019(0)
A new U.S. research initiative seeks to develop a processor capable of real-time learning while operating with the “efficiency of the human brain.” The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency jointly announced a “Real Time Machine Learning” project on March 15 soliciting industry proposals for “foundational breakthroughs” in hardware required to “build systems that ... Full article
March 15, 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 vision – as it is Nvidia’s – that’s a darn good reason to buy one of the world’s leading HPC ... Full article
March 13, 2019(0)
Another front has been opened in the long campaign to enable any-to-any connectivity in high performance data center computing. The Compute Express Link (CXL) consortium – with tech heavies Intel, Google, HPE, Dell EMC, Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Huawei and Alibaba – has ratified version 1.0 of the CXL specification, an open interconnect CPU-to-device and CPU-to-memory ecosystem designed to remove ... Full article
March 11, 2019(0)
The long-rumored acquisition of Mellanox came to fruition this morning with GPU chip maker Nvidia’s announcement that it has purchased the high-performance network interconnect maker for $6.9 billion – outbidding a reported $6 billion offer by Intel in late January. Reports surfaced yesterday on the Israeli technology news site CTec, that Nvidia had entered the Mellanox bidding, which reportedly ... Full article
March 7, 2019(0)
Optalysys, Ltd., a U.K. company seeking to advance it optical co-processor technology, moved a step closer this week with the unveiling of what it claims is the first commercial optical processor aimed at emerging AI applications. Yorkshire-based Optalysys on Thursday (March 7) announced commercial availability of its FT:X 2000 optical processor, which the company promotes as a post-Moore’s Law alternative. ... Full article
February 21, 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 “Ares” core, scales up to 128 cores and delivers a 2.5x performance improvement on key cloud workloads, according to Arm. ... Full article
February 12, 2019(0)
As IBM kicked off its annual Think conference, a high-production extravaganza this week in San Francisco, the company this morning made a series of AI-related announcements, including the merging of its PowerAI integrated CPU-GPU server line with its cognitive computing flagship IBM Watson, to create what it calls the Watson Machine Learning Accelerator (WML Accelerator), which Big Blue claims ... Full article
February 7, 2019(0)
For now, AI systems are mostly machine learning-based and “narrow” – powerful as they are by today's standards, they're limited to performing a few, narrowly-defined tasks. AI of the next decade will leverage the greater power of deep learning and become broader, solving a greater array of more complex problems.  In addition, the general-purpose technologies used today for AI ... Full article
January 31, 2019(0)
The AI chip market continues to heat up with the recent release of a series of AI accelerators with embedded memory that target the booming edge computing sector. Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) said its “production-ready” ASIC, dubbed the Lightspeeur 2802M, incorporates low-power embedded MRAM as the Silicon Valley startup zeroes in on what it calls “Edge AI.” Taiwanese chip foundry TSMC ... Full article
January 28, 2019(0)
Editor's note: this story was updated on January 29 to reflect AMD's earnings announcement. Insurgent chip maker Advanced Micro Devices defied the recent stock drops of rivals Intel and Nvidia with a year-end and quarterly earnings after-market announcement that sent AMD stock up more than 10 percent in extended market trading. Meanwhile, Nvidia on January 28 saw its shares ... Full article
January 23, 2019(0)
Intel is gearing up for a large-scale factory expansion for production of its next-generation 7nm chip, according to published reports, which state that the multi-billion-dollar construction project could begin by early summer. A story in The Oregonian cites unnamed sources who said the project would add a sizable section to Intel’s advanced Hillsboro, Ore., research factory known as D1X. ... Full article
January 8, 2019(0)
Intel is showcasing a raft of new AI- and 5G-related products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, staging a launch event on the eve of the conference that covered a new version of its Nervana AI processor and a demonstration of the next-generation Xeon 10nm chip, scheduled for shipment later next year. The Nervana Neural ... Full article
November 7, 2018(0)
It is telling that the keynote speaker at a major U.S. computer engineering conference represents the Department of Defense, which is pouring billions of R&D dollars into new chip architectures, chip design tools, novel semiconductor materials and, most recently, optical interconnects for multichip modules. All are expected to help advance high-performance computing and cloud infrastructure, along with parallel efforts ... Full article
October 23, 2018(0)
Even as a press report yesterday declared that Intel has abandoned its current effort to produce a 10nm chip – a report denied by Intel – looming rival AMD and Oracle today announced the availability of the first AMD EPYC processor-based instance on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2018, the AMD EPYC processor “E” series will lead ... Full article
October 3, 2018(0)
Xilinx, the outspoken champion of FPGA technology, is having an active Open Compute Project Summit this week in Amsterdam. The company has drawn battle lines with that other major force for accelerated server throughput, the GPU, announcing that Xilinx’s new line of Alveo FPGA accelerator cards deliver four times the performance for sub-two-millisecond low-latency applications versus high-end GPUs – ... Full article
September 20, 2018(0)
Another source of upheaval in the red hot data center server processor market emerged this week from Ampere, led by former Intel President Renee James, which announced it has launched its first-generation Armv8-A 64-bit chip. Ampere eMAG processors from the Santa Clara-based company, formed earlier this year and now at nearly 400 employees, have already been selected by Lenovo ... Full article

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