Microsoft Azure Adds Graphcore’s IPU

Graphcore, the U.K. AI chip developer, is expanding collaboration with Microsoft to offer its intelligent processing units on the Azure cloud, making Microsoft the first large public cloud vendor

By George Leopold

Cray, Fujitsu Both Bringing Fujitsu A64FX-based Supercomputers to Market in 2020

The number of top-tier HPC systems makers has shrunk due to a steady march of M&A activity, but there is increased diversity and choice of processing components with Intel Xeon, AMD Epyc, IBM

By Tiffany Trader

Intel AI Summit: New ‘Keem Bay’ Edge VPU, AI Product Roadmap

At its AI Summit today in San Francisco, Intel touted a raft of AI training and inference hardware for deployments ranging from cloud to edge and designed to support organizations at various poin

By Doug Black

SIA Recognizes Robert Dennard with 2019 Noyce Award

If you don’t know what Dennard Scaling is, the chances are strong you don’t labor in electronics. Robert Dennard, longtime IBM researcher, inventor of the DRAM and the fellow for whom Dennard

By John Russell

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Tackling HPC’s Memory and I/O Bottlenecks with On-Node, Non-Volatile RAM

November 8, 2019

On-node, non-volatile memory (NVRAM) is a game-changing technology that can remove many I/O and memory bottlenecks and provide a key enabler for exascale. That’s the conclusion drawn by the scientists and researchers of Europe’s NEXTGenIO project, an initiative funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program to explore this new... Read more…

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MLPerf Releases First Inference Benchmark Results; Nvidia Touts its Showing

November 6, 2019

MLPerf.org, the young AI-benchmarking consortium, today issued the first round of results for its inference test suite. Among organizations with submissions wer Read more…

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Azure Cloud First with AMD Epyc Rome Processors

November 6, 2019

At Ignite 2019 this week, Microsoft's Azure cloud team and AMD announced an expansion of their partnership that began in 2017 when Azure debuted Epyc-backed instances for storage workloads. The fourth-generation Azure D-series and E-series virtual machines previewed at the Rome launch in August are now generally available. Read more…

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Nvidia Launches Credit Card-Sized 21 TOPS Jetson System for Edge Devices

November 6, 2019

Nvidia has launched a new addition to its Jetson product line: a credit card-sized (70x45mm) form factor delivering up to 21 trillion operations/second (TOPS) o Read more…

By Doug Black

AI-based Cancer Protein Simulation is Finalist for SC19 Best Paper

November 4, 2019

Accurate simulation of cancer-implicated proteins holds enormous promise for basic biomedical science and development of effective therapies, but the high compu Read more…

By John Russell

Chips Hit a New Low with ‘Valleytronics’

October 30, 2019

A potential interim step between conventional semiconductors and quantum devices has emerged, promising improved information processing schemes that outperform current electronic charge- and spin-based chip architectures. The emerging quantum process dubbed... Read more…

By George Leopold

‘Electroadhesive’ Technique from MIT Could Help Build Tinier Electronics

October 28, 2019

Our lives are consumed by small electronics, like smartphones and smartwatches, from which we demand ever more power. The most intricate components of these dev Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

Google Goes Public with Quantum Supremacy Achievement; IBM Disagrees

October 23, 2019

A month ago the Quantum world was abuzz following discovery of a paper on NASA's website detailing Google’s supposed success at achieving quantum supremacy. T Read more…

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