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MIT Researchers Warn of Interconnect Security Vulnerabilities, Propose Mitigation Strategies

Researchers at MIT have developed new software mitigation techniques for a hardware-level security vulnerability uncovered in on-chip mesh interconnects. On-chip interconnects enable communication between the processor cores, and the ...Full Article

Nvidia Still Dominates Latest MLPerf Results, but Competitors Are Making Some Noise

MLCommons today released its fifth round of MLPerf training benchmark results and Nvidia GPUs again dominated the rankings, but competitors were not taking those results sitting down. One of ...Full Article

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
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