DARPA Looks to Automate Secure Silicon Designs

The U.S. military is ramping up efforts to secure semiconductors and its electronics supply chain by embedding defenses during the chip design phase. The automation effort also addresses the high

By George Leopold

IBM Boosts Deep Learning Accuracy on Memristive Chips

IBM researchers have taken another step towards making in-memory computing based on phase change (PCM) memory devices a reality. Papers in Nature and Frontiers in Neuroscience this month present

By John Russell

Nvidia Q1 Earnings Top Expectations, Datacenter Revenue Breaks $1B

Nvidia’s seemingly endless roll continued in the first quarter with the company announcing blockbuster earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations. Nvidia said revenues for the period ended

By Doug Black

HPC in Life Sciences 2020 Part 1: Rise of AMD, Data Management’s Wild West, More 

Given the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive enlistment of major HPC resources to fight the pandemic, it is especially appropriate to review the state of HPC use in life s

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AMD Epyc Rome Picked for New Nvidia DGX, but HGX Preserves Intel Option

May 19, 2020

AMD continues to make inroads into the datacenter with its second-generation Epyc "Rome" processor, which last week scored a win with Nvidia's announcement that Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Nvidia Expands Clara Healthcare Platform to Combat COVID

May 14, 2020

A new set of AI models released by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with Nvidia is designed to help clinicians detect and examine n Read more…

By George Leopold

Nvidia’s Ampere A100 GPU: Up to 2.5X the HPC, 20X the AI

May 14, 2020

Nvidia's first Ampere-based graphics card, the A100 GPU, packs a whopping 54 billion transistors on 826mm2 of silicon, making it the world's largest seven-nanom Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Trump, Chipmakers Mull Jump-starting U.S. Chip-making Capacity

May 10, 2020

The Trump administration is in talks with Intel and TSMC to spur development of new chip factories in the U.S. according to a report in the Wall Street Journal Read more…

By John Russell

Oracle Cloud Debuts Bare Metal Instances with Up to 128 AMD Epyc Rome Cores

April 29, 2020

Oracle Cloud today launched new bare metal and virtual instances powered by AMD's second-generation Epyc "Rome" processors, intended for high-performance comput Read more…

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Imec Debuts Spiking Neural Network Chip for RF Applications

April 29, 2020

Emulating the low power and high efficiency of spiking neural networks (SNN) found in brain biology has long been a goal in electronics. By comparison the human Read more…

By John Russell

AMD Suits Up LLNL Cluster for Coronavirus Fight

April 27, 2020

Like fighting fire with fire, LLNL is using its 'Corona' supercomputer to battle the coronavirus, and thanks to a boost from vendor partner AMD, Corona will now have twice the computing firepower. Under its commodity CTS-1 contract, awarded to Penguin Computing in 2016, LLNL debuted the Corona high-performance computing cluster in late 2018. Read more…

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ColdQuanta – Life in Quantum’s Slow (and Cold) Lane Heats Up

April 23, 2020

Work using cold atoms to leverage quantum effects for useful applications isn’t new. Think, for example, of atomic clocks and various sensing devices. But put Read more…

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