AI Silicon Startup Graphcore Launches Channel Partner Program

AI compute platform vendor Graphcore has launched its first formal global channel partner program to promote and boost the sales of its AI processors and blade computing products. The formalized,

By Todd R. Weiss

Arm Targets HPC with New Neoverse Platforms

UK-based semiconductor design company Arm today teased details of its Neoverse roadmap, introducing V1 (codenamed Zeus) and N2 (codenamed Perseus), Arm’s second generation N-series platform. Th

By Tiffany Trader

Oracle Cloud Deepens HPC Embrace with Launch of A100 Instances, Plans for Arm, More 

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) continued its steady ramp-up of HPC capabilities today with a flurry of announcements. Topping the list is general availability of instances with Nvidia’s newe

By John Russell

IBM’s Quantum Race to One Million Qubits

IBM today outlined its ambitious quantum computing technology roadmap at its virtual Quantum Summit. The eye-popping million qubit number is still far out, agrees IBM, but perhaps not that far ou

By John Russell

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Nvidia Commits to Buy Arm for $40B

September 14, 2020

Nvidia is acquiring semiconductor design company Arm Ltd. for $40 billion from SoftBank in a blockbuster deal that catapults the GPU chipmaker to a dominant position in the datacenter while helping troubled SoftBank reverse its financial woes. The deal, which has been rumored for... Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss and George Leopold

Google’s Quantum Chemistry Simulation Suggests Promising Path Forward

September 9, 2020

A much-anticipated prize in quantum computing is the ability to more accurately model chemical bonding behavior. Doing so should lead to better chemical synthes Read more…

By John Russell

Marvell Transitions ThunderX3 to Custom Chip Platform

September 3, 2020

Arm chipmaker Marvell Technologies sees custom chips as the wave of the future as customers clamor for custom-built processors to power a wide range of datacenter applications. And to better serve that expanding market, Marvell is building out its newest chip platform, the ThunderX3 line, as a custom-only... Read more…

By Todd R. Weiss

GPU Market Posts Unexpected Q2 Gains

August 31, 2020

The booming graphics processor market is not immune to pandemic uncertainty, with forecasting metrics such as “seasonality” becoming increasingly problemati Read more…

By George Leopold

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre Spins Up ‘Garrawarla’ for Astronomical Insight

August 30, 2020

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is welcoming a new GPU cluster, Garrawarla, a key resource for the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope project in Australia, a precursor to the Square Kilometre Array. Procured by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, from HPE in early 2020 at a cost of... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

AI Emerges as US Priority in Budget Talks

August 27, 2020

Among a lengthy list of U.S. technology initiatives included in pending budget legislation is a proposed National Artificial Intelligence Initiative that would Read more…

By George Leopold

Graphcore’s IPU Tackles Particle Physics, Showcasing Its Potential for Early Adopters

August 27, 2020

Graphcore means business – and it should, given the paradigm shift it wants to provoke. The ambitious startup, which emerged from stealth in 2016, makes Intelligent Processing Units, or IPUs: massive processors specifically designed for AI computing, which Graphcore intends to be “the worldwide standard for machine intelligence compute.” Read more…

By Oliver Peckham

DOD Orders Two AI-Focused Supercomputers from Liqid

August 24, 2020

The U.S. Department of Defense is making a big investment in data analytics and AI computing with the procurement of two HPC systems that will provide the High Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

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