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Globalfoundries Sees Pandemic ‘Pulling’ Chip Demand

Globalfoundries Sees Pandemic ‘Pulling’ Chip Demand

Globalfoundries, the custom semiconductor manufacturer, announced advancements on several fronts this week, including the latest version of ...

DoD’s Early Warning System Targets New Enemy: COVID-19

DoD’s Early Warning System Targets New Enemy: COVID-19

Artificial intelligence technology has been enlisted in a Defense Department research effort to develop an early warning ...

AI Developers Adjust to ‘New Normal’

AI Developers Adjust to ‘New Normal’

The pandemic has shifted the focus of disrupted enterprise AI and machine learning projects from financial analysis ...

MemVerge Wants to Make Big Memory Systems More Accessible

MemVerge Wants to Make Big Memory Systems More Accessible

Organizations that need to process large amounts of data in real time will be the big winners ...

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September 25, 2020
Globalfoundries, the custom semiconductor manufacturer, announced advancements on several fronts this week, including the latest version of its FDX platform aimed at low-power, edge devices as well as a chip design verification kit that incorporates machine learning tools. The foundry also unveiled chip intellectual property protections aimed at safeguarding customer data. Also announced was glucose monitoring technology based on ... Full article
September 24, 2020
Artificial intelligence technology has been enlisted in a Defense Department research effort to develop an early warning system for identifying infectious diseases. Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the confined quarters of U.S. Navy ships illustrate the scale of the problem and the need for an intelligent system that can spot the early signs of infection and community spread within tight-knit ... Full article
September 24, 2020
The pandemic has shifted the focus of disrupted enterprise AI and machine learning projects from financial analysis and consumer insight to cost cutting and customer engagement, according to a vendor survey that also forecasts increased AI spending. The assessment released this week by machine learning operations specialist Algorithmia says the pandemic has prompted a reassessment of AI project priorities ... Full article
September 23, 2020
Organizations that need to process large amounts of data in real time will be the big winners of the emerging “big memory” era, says Charles Fan, the CEO and co-founder of MemVerge, which today unveiled new software designed to lower the barrier of entry to big memory systems. Emerging use cases, particularly around streaming analytics and machine learning, are ... Full article
September 23, 2020
All-new Intel Atom e6000E and 11th Generation Intel Core processors aimed at AI, IoT and industrial uses were launched Sept. 23 at the company’s Intel Industrial Summit 2020 virtual event. Built to expand and solidify Intel’s market share in the growing IoT, edge and industrial markets, the new products feature designs and architectures aimed to meet the needs of ... Full article
September 23, 2020
AI compute platform vendor Graphcore has launched its first formal global channel partner program to promote and boost the sales of its AI processors and blade computing products. The formalized, all-new Graphcore Elite Partner Program follows the company’s past history of working with several distribution partners to promote its AI products, including its Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), via a ... Full article
September 22, 2020
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is bolstering its capabilities for customers with the general availability of instances with Nvidia’s newest GPU, the A100, while also unveiling expanded collaborations with Rescale and Altair. The company also announced plans for its first foray into the Arm world with instances using chips from Ampere early next year. OCI currently offers Intel and AMD ... Full article
September 18, 2020
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 Pacific Ocean. It launched its latest prototype in 2018 to determine whether a submerged datacenter the size of a shipping container was reliable, sustainable and economically practical. The data submarine ... Full article
September 17, 2020
Those who tuned in for Tuesday's HPC + AI Wall Street event got a peak at the future of fintech and lively discussion of topics like blockchain, AI for risk management, and high-frequency trading, as told by a group of leading technical innovators as well as an SEC commissioner. Previously scheduled to take place at the New Yorker Hotel ... Full article
September 13, 2020
Update: Sunday, Sept. 13 at 8pm ET, Arm and Nvidia announced a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank in a transaction valued at $40 billion. Additional reporting is forthcoming. Multiple news outlets reported over the weekend that Nvidia is closing a deal with SoftBank to acquire chip IP vendor Arm Ltd. Those reports pegged ... Full article
September 10, 2020
The extension of cloud computing capabilities from datacenters to the somewhat amorphous network edge, variously defined as a connected device, appliance or a network gateway, is morphing into something more than edge computing. With the addition of AI, edge cloud computing is approaching what promoters dub the “intelligent edge,” a construct that can be implemented according to application, while ... Full article
September 8, 2020
In this monthly feature we bring you up to date on the latest career developments in the enterprise AI community -- promotions, new hires and accolades: Victoria Coleman Victoria Coleman joins the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as its new director. She is the third woman to hold the role and will oversee DARPA's $3.5 billion annual budget. Since ... Full article
September 3, 2020
No moss is growing under Arm Ltd. as the technology sector waits to see if and when a buyer emerges for the IP chip vendor. Arm this week unveiled its first 64-bit real-time processor, the latest in its Cortex-R family that includes Linux support along with an emphasis on enterprise storage applications. That strategy reflects the growing need to ... Full article
September 2, 2020
A U.S. commission exploring the implications of AI for national and economic security has been issuing a steady stream of quarterly reports to Congress on how to apply the dual-use technology. Among the issues being confronted by the National Security Commission on AI is algorithmic warfare, and whether machines might someday replace “boots on the ground” in conventional warfare. ... Full article
September 2, 2020
The U.S. Air Force is expanding its embrace of predictive analytics tools to keep pace with maintenance demands for its huge fleet of fighters, bombers, tankers, transports and helicopters. There is no shortage of U.S. military aircraft, with estimates ranging as high as 5,400 for the Air Force alone. The problem has been keeping that air armada flying. According ... Full article
September 1, 2020
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 gains over the last decade. Datacenters running huge numbers of machine learning workloads threaten to offset those gains, prompting the National Science Foundation (NSF) and virtualization leader VMware (NYSE: VMW) ... Full article
August 31, 2020
The Pentagon’s top research agency is extending its technology chops with the appointment of a new director with extensive industry experience in strategic sectors ranging from AI to underlying microelectronics. The Defense Department announced Monday (Aug. 31) that Victoria Coleman has been named the new director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Coleman arrives as DARPA assumes a ... Full article
August 28, 2020
The booming graphics processor market is not immune to pandemic uncertainty, with forecasting metrics such as “seasonality” becoming increasingly problematic. For instance, graphics board shipments jumped 6.6 percent sequentially in the second quarter, up 36.7 percent year-on-year, according to GPU market analyst Jon Peddie. In a normal year, those gains would likely have shown up during the third quarter, ... Full article
August 28, 2020
A blockchain-based effort expected to be launched next month is intended to do nothing less than decentralize and disrupt the highly-concentrated cloud storage market. The Filecoin Network is promoted as bypassing incumbent cloud storage providers and their business model that involves bundling relatively cheap, scalable data storage with costly and proprietary software, application interfaces, servers and other infrastructure. “That ... Full article
August 28, 2020
Artificial intelligence presents tremendous business opportunity, and organizations are increasingly investing in this technology to experience the value it can deliver. One survey of leading companies shows that the vast majority (91.6%) of global companies are increasing the pace of their AI investments, with 91.7% saying investment is “required to transform into agile and competitive businesses.” However, the problem ... Full article

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