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Nvidia GPUs Stay in Lead In Latest MLPerf Inference Results, but CPUs and Intel Gaining Ground

Nvidia again dominated the latest round of MLPerf inference benchmark (v 1.1) results when they were unveiled Sept. 23 (Thursday), sweeping the top spots in the closed data center ...Full Article

GigaIO Gets $14.7M in Series B Funding to Expand Its Composable Fabric Technology to Customers

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, GigaIO introduced its Universal Composable Fabric technology, which allows enterprises to bring together any HPC and AI resources and integrate ...Full Article

UK Regulatory Agency Says Proposed $40B Nvidia Deal for Arm ‘Would Lessen Competition’

Nvidia’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of chip IP vendor Arm has hit a major roadblock after a report from a U.K. regulatory agency criticized the deal, saying it could ...Full Article

Better, More Efficient Neural Inferencing Means Embracing Change

Artificial intelligence is running into some age-old engineering tradeoffs. For example, increasing the accuracy of neural networks typically means increasing the size of the networks. That requires more compute ...Full Article

With Approvals in from the EC and the UK, AMD’s $35B Acquisition of Xilinx Now up to China

AMD’s planned acquisition of FPGA maker Xilinx is now in the hands of Chinese regulators after needed antitrust approvals for the $35 billion deal were received from the European ...Full Article

Intel CEO Gelsinger Makes Exec Changes, Revamps AI and Data Center, Network and Edge Groups

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 ...Full Article

Intel Unveils Help for Busy Cloud Service Provider CPUs With Its New Infrastructure Processing Units

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 ...Full Article

Nvidia GTC21 Wrap-up: Nvidia AI and 5G, Autonomous Vehicles and More

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 ...Full Article

Intel’s 10nm ‘Ice Lake’ Datacenter CPUs Make Their Debut, Provide Up to 40 Cores Each

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 ...Full Article

Intel Partners Debut Latest Servers Based on the New Intel Gen 3 ‘Ice Lake’ Xeon Scalable Processors

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 ...Full Article
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