Advanced Computing in the Age of AI|Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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New Chips from AWS: Arm-based General Purpose and ML Inference

The “x86 Big Bang,” in which market dominance of the venerable Intel CPU has exploded into fragments of processor options suited to varying workloads, has now encompassed CPUs offered ...Full Article

Spending Spree: Hyperscalers Bought $57B of IT in 2018, $10B+ by Google – But Is Cloud on Horizon?

Hyperscalers are the masters of the IT universe, gravitational centers of increasing pull in the emerging age of data-driven compute and AI.  In the high-stakes, winner-take-all world of the ...Full Article

Amazon Pulls Plug on Oracle Databases

Amazon Web Services declared victory in its latest skirmish with cloud rival and database leader Oracle, announcing this week it has completed the migration of its consumer business to ...Full Article

FAANGs under Fire: Congress, Administration Looking at Possible Antitrust, Data Ethics Abuses

The rising outcry against perceived anti-trust, data ethics and hate speech abuses of FAANG companies has sparked actions from Congressional committees, federal law enforcement agencies and regulators from both ...Full Article

NSF Gets Pushback on AI Ethics Research

The National Science Foundation is taking some heat for collaborating with Amazon to fund research on AI fairness. With proposals due at the end of June (“letters of intent” ...Full Article

Alexa Gets a Filter

Amazon’s ubiquitous voice-controlled Alexa home assistant has been re-trained by researchers using Nvidia GPUs designed for AI training and inference. The overhaul resulted in what company and university researchers ...Full Article

Nvidia Pushes Deep Learning into Datacenters, IoT

Nvidia upped the ante on GPU acceleration for deep learning with the latest release of inferencing engine that supports a range of machine intelligence applications running in datacenters as ...Full Article

Amazon’s Diversified Patent Portfolio Expanding

Amazon has long eschewed profits, preferring instead to plow capital expenditures into product innovation in sectors ranging from online retail to cloud computing. That aggressive strategy has made it ...Full Article

IBM Maintains Patent Lead, But Here Comes Amazon

Intellectual property has become the coin of the realm for technology enterprises. Hence, companies like IBM and high-flying global competitors like Samsung tout their growing patent portfolios as market ...Full Article

Amazon Enters Chip Business with ARM Platform

Amazon.com crashed the semiconductor sector this week, announcing that its Annapurna Labs Inc. subsidiary would offer an ARM-based platform-on-a-chip targeting network-attached storage and networking applications. The new chips dubbed ...Full Article
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