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The Latest MLPerf Inference Results: Nvidia GPUs Hold Sway but Here Come CPUs and Intel

The latest round of MLPerf inference benchmark (v 1.1) results was released today and Nvidia again dominated, sweeping the top spots in the closed (apples-to-apples) datacenter and edge categorie

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AI Hardware Summit: Panel on Memory Looks Forward

What will system memory look like in five years? Good question. While Monday's panel, Designing AI Super-Chips at the Speed of Memory, at the AI Hardware Summit, tackled several topics, the panel

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Quantum Computer Market Headed to $830M in 2024

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How Argonne Is Preparing for Exascale in 2022

September 8, 2021

Additional details came to light on Argonne National Laboratory’s preparation for the 2022 Aurora exascale-class supercomputer, during the HPC User Forum, held virtually this week on account of pandemic. Exascale Computing Project director Doug Kothe reviewed some of the 'early exascale hardware' at Argonne, Oak Ridge and NERSC (Perlmutter), while Ti Leggett, Deputy Project Director & Deputy Director... Read more…

Anton 3 Is a ‘Fire-Breathing’ Molecular Simulation Beast

September 1, 2021

Life sciences computational research has long been dominated by statistics and parallel processing more than traditional HPC. Think gene sequencing and variant calling. Mechanistic simulation and modeling has played a much smaller role though that’s changing. An exception is the Anton line of... Read more…

Esperanto, Silicon in Hand, Champions the Efficiency of Its 1,092-Core RISC-V Chip

August 27, 2021

Esperanto Technologies made waves last December when it announced ET-SoC-1, a new RISC-V-based chip aimed at machine learning that packed nearly 1,100 cores onto a package small enough to fit six times over on a single PCIe card. Now, Esperanto is back, silicon in-hand and taking aim... Read more…

Hot Chips: Here Come the DPUs and IPUs from Arm, Nvidia and Intel

August 25, 2021

The emergence of data processing units (DPU) and infrastructure processing units (IPU) as potentially important pieces in cloud and datacenter architectures was Read more…

Argonne’s 44-Petaflops ‘Polaris’ Supercomputer Will Be Testbed for Aurora, Exascale Era

August 25, 2021

A new 44-petaflops (theoretical peak) supercomputer is under construction at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Called Polaris, this new Read more…

IBM’s Upcoming Z Series Chip Gains On-Chip AI Acceleration and New Name: Telum

August 23, 2021

In a major refresh of its Z Series chips, IBM is adding on-chip AI acceleration capabilities to allow enterprise customers to perform deep learning inferencing Read more…

GlobalFoundries Reportedly Files for IPO, Countering Intel’s Acquisition Interest

August 19, 2021

In July, reports that Intel is pursuing a $30 billion acquisition of chip fab operation GlobalFoundries threw the chip market into a tizzy, with Intel declining Read more…

Baidu Brain 7.0 AI Platform Announced; Baidu Kunlun II AI Chips Now in Mass Production

August 18, 2021

The latest version of Baidu’s open AI platform, Baidu Brain 7.0, has been launched by the Chinese technology company, which also announced that its Kunlun II Read more…

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