Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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The Pentagon Cancels Its Controversial $10B JEDI Cloud RFP to Re-Issue It as a Multi-Cloud Proposal

Almost six months into President Joe Biden's first term as president, the administration and the Pentagon have cancelled the controversial $10 billion JEDI cloud modernization contract that was previously ...Full Article

With Long-Delayed JEDI Contract Stalled By Legal Fight, DoD May Go Multi-Cloud

The Pentagon is signaling it may embrace a multi-cloud strategy long favored by commercial users seeking to avoid vendor lock-in. With its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract award ...Full Article

In Midst of Global Semiconductor Chip Shortage, DoD, Globalfoundries Expand Ties

The U.S. Defense Department and Globalfoundries are expanding their semiconductor manufacturing partnership by certifying the foundry’s most advanced fab complies with U.S. export controls intended to secure the chip ...Full Article

Intel Advances in DoD’s Chip Packaging Push

Developing new capabilities for integrating complex semiconductor devices such as chiplets into a single package is seen as one way of reviving the U.S. chip manufacturing. Recent funding proposals ...Full Article

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 system for identifying infectious diseases. Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the confined quarters ...Full Article

New DARPA Director Brings AI Expertise

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 ...Full Article

DARPA Strengthens Ties with Arm

Arm Ltd. is expanding its partnership with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide greater access to its semiconductor intellectual property portfolio under an umbrella DARPA microelectronics initiative. ...Full Article

Arm’s Segars Unwraps ‘5th Gen’ Computing Vision

The simultaneous maturation of three technologies—AI, the Internet of Things and 5G wireless—are ushering in a data-driven 5th wave of computing underpinned by current cloud infrastructure, according to the ...Full Article

DARPA Chip Effort Pivots to Securing US Supply Chain

A three-year-old Defense Department electronics initiative is bearing fruit in the form of public-private partnerships in areas ranging from post-Moore’s Law chip architectures to the growing national security requirement ...Full Article

U.S. AI Corps Seeks to Keep Pace with China

A proposed U.S. Digital Service Academy would create an AI software repository to support R&D while training the next generation of AI developers. According to recommendations released this week ...Full Article
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