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Today’s monumental increase in data represents an untapped source of insight and drives increasing pressure on computing systems. Raising processor speeds isn’t enough. OpenPOWER architecture includes a technology called Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) that enables systems to crunch through high volumes of data by bringing compute and data closer together. CAPI enables close integration of accelerators with the IBM POWER CPU and gives coherent access to system memory, allowing system architects to deploy acceleration in novel ways and rethink traditional system designs.Read more...
Microsoft Puts GPU Boosters on Azure CloudToday at its AzureCon, Microsoft expanded the capabilities of its public cloud, Azure, with the addition of N-series GPU-enabled virtual machines available over a fast RDMA network. The company also announced that it is reducing prices on its high-end instances, A8-A11. Jazon Zander, corporate vice president at Microsoft Azure, began by presenting a view of Azure Read more…
Paving Pathways to Success through Broader Engagement
It’s no secret that industries struggle to build and sustain a diverse science and technology (S&T) workforce, but entering and advancing within the pipeline are far from equal-opportunity endeavors. Despite industry efforts to support their success, women, minorities and people with disabilities continue to encounter deeply-ingrained social and institutional barriers to entry.