AI Cloud Competition Heats Up: Google’s TPUs, Amazon Building AI Chip

February 12, 2018

Competition in the white hot AI (and public cloud) market pits Google against Amazon this week, with Google offering AI hardware on its cloud platform intended Read more…

By Doug Black

NSF Adds $30M to BIGDATA Program; AWS, Google, and Azure Participate

February 7, 2018

The National Science Foundation announced today it is providing nearly $30 million in new funding for projects through NSF’s Critical Techniques, Technologies Read more…

By Staff

Amazon Web Services Beats Cloud Rivals with First Volta Instances

October 26, 2017

Driven by a surging demand for HPC and AI compute power, the delay between the introduction of high-end GPUs and adoption by cloud vendors is shrinking. With th Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

MIT Mathematician Spins Up 220,000-Core Google Compute Cluster

April 21, 2017

On Thursday, Google announced that MIT math professor and computational number theorist Andrew V. Sutherland had set a record for the largest Google Compute Engine (GCE) job. Sutherland ran the massive mathematics workload on 220,000 GCE cores using preemptible virtual machine instances. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

ANSYS Adds Cycle Orchestration for Enterprise Cloud HPC

February 4, 2017

The waiting is the hardest part. When design engineers need to run complex simulations, too often they find that the HPC resources required for those workloa Read more…

By Doug Black

AWS Launches Massive 100 Petabyte ‘Sneakernet’

December 1, 2016

Amazon Web Services now offers a way to move data into its cloud by the truckload. The reigning cloud king used its annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Microsoft Eyes AI Supercomputer on Azure

October 3, 2016

Microsoft is jumping on the artificial intelligence bandwagon with the formation of a new research group that will seek to make the technology more accessible v Read more…

By George Leopold

AWS Beats Azure to K80 General Availability

September 30, 2016

Amazon Web Services has seeded its cloud with Nvidia Tesla K80 GPUs to meet the growing demand for accelerated computing across an increasingly-diverse range of workloads. The P2 instance family is a welcome addition for compute- and data-focused users who were growing frustrated with the performance limitations of Amazon's G2 instances, which are backed by three-year-old Nvidia GRID K520 graphics cards. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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