Amazon Saw Arm Server Chips Coming in 2009

August 31, 2022

The Arm chip architecture took the mobile world by storm in 2007 after the release of the first iPhone. Just two years later, an Amazon executive who now leads the company’s semiconductor development, believed Arm would eventually be a big part of server-side computing. “I’ve observed, over the years what happens in mobile ends up happening in servers. Read more…

AWS Takes the Short and Long View of Quantum Computing

August 30, 2022

It is perhaps not surprising that the big cloud providers – a poor term really – have jumped into quantum computing. Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Google, and th Read more…

Big Three Cloud Providers Halt New Business in Russia

March 10, 2022

Add Amazon Web Services to the growing list of companies (tech and otherwise) that are curtailing business with Russia in opposition to President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. As reported in the New York Times and then by Amazon itself, Amazon Web Services is blocking new sign-ups from Russia and Belarus. Existing customers are not impacted. “We’ve suspended shipment of retail... Read more…

AWS-Powered Research Identifies 130,000+ New RNA Viruses

February 8, 2022

Beyond the immediate investigations surrounding new variants and pharmaceuticals, the Covid-19 pandemic is raising the profile of another crucial, anxiety-induc Read more…

AWS Arm-based Graviton3 Instances Now in Preview

December 1, 2021

Three years after unveiling the first generation of its AWS Graviton chip-powered instances in 2018, Amazon Web Services announced that the third generation of the processors – the AWS Graviton3 – will power all-new Amazon Elastic Compute 2 (EC2) C7g instances that are now available in preview. Debuting at the AWS re:Invent 2021... Read more…

AWS Adds Gaudi-Powered, ML-Optimized EC2 DL1 Instances, Now in GA

October 27, 2021

As machine learning becomes a dominating use case for local and cloud computing, companies are racing to provide solutions specifically optimized and accelerate Read more…

Amazon, NCAR, SilverLining Team for Unprecedented Cloud Climate Simulations

September 10, 2021

Earth’s climate is, to put it mildly, not in a good place. In the wake of a damning report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), scientis Read more…

$10B ‘Secret’ NSA Cloud Contract Awarded to AWS Is Already in Dispute

August 11, 2021

A $10 billion ‘secret’ cloud computing contract that was recently won by Amazon Web Services from the U.S. National Security Agency quickly came under fire Read more…

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