China’s Tencent Server Design Will Use AMD Rome

Tencent, the Chinese cloud giant, said it would use AMD’s newest Epyc processor in its internally-designed server. The design win adds further momentum to AMD’s bid to erode rival Intel Corp.

By George Leopold

Azure Cloud First with AMD Epyc Rome Processors

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 f

By Tiffany Trader

AWS Makes Turing GPU Instances Broadly Available for Inferencing, Graphics

Graphics processor acceleration in the form of G4 cloud instances have been unleashed by Amazon Web Services for machine learning applications. AWS on Friday (Sept. 20) announced general availabi

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Google’s ML Compiler Initiative Advances

Machine learning models running on everything from cloud platforms to mobile phones are posing new challenges for developers faced with growing tool complexity. Google’s TensorFlow team unveile

By George Leopold

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Univa Brings Cloud Automation to Slurm Users with Navops Launch 2.0

September 11, 2019

Univa, the company behind Grid Engine, announced today its HPC cloud-automation platform NavOps Launch will support the popular open-source workload scheduler Slurm. With the release of NavOps Launch 2.0, “Slurm users will have access to the same cloud automation capabilities... Read more…

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AI is the Next Exascale – Rick Stevens on What that Means and Why It’s Important

August 13, 2019

Twelve years ago the Department of Energy (DOE) was just beginning to explore what an exascale computing program might look like and what it might accomplish. Today, DOE is repeating that process for AI, once again starting with science community town halls to gather input and stimulate conversation. The town hall program... Read more…

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Google Embraces AMD Epyc Rome CPU for Cloud, Internal Workloads

August 8, 2019

This week’s big tech news – AMD’s release of the Epyc Rome CPU, the industry’s first 7nm server chip – got a major boost when Google confirmed that it Read more…

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AWS Expands Worldwide Availability to AMD-based Instances

July 22, 2019

Setting aside potential setbacks caused by U.S. trade policies, the steady cadence of AMD’s revival in HPC and the datacenter continued last week with AWS exp Read more…

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Microsoft Investing $1B in OpenAI Artificial General Intelligence R&D

July 22, 2019

Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is AI’s moonshot, the next giant leap for the AI field. Microsoft regards it to be feasible enough to warrant a $1 billi Read more…

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Azure Benchmarks HC-series Across 20,000 cores for HPC

June 25, 2019

Cloud provider Microsoft Azure’s push into HPC continues to gain momentum. In a blog last week, Evan Burness, principal program manager, Azure HPC, announced Read more…

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Microsoft, Oracle Link Their Clouds

June 6, 2019

Public cloud rivals Microsoft and Oracle are collaborating to allow customers to migrate and run enterprise workloads across each other’s cloud. Market analysts said the partnership illustrates how multi-cloud deployments are creating opportunities for cloud providers to offer services that interoperate with competitors. Read more…

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Quantum Upstart: IonQ Sets Sights on Challenging IBM, Rigetti, Others

June 5, 2019

Until now most of the buzz around quantum computing has been generated by folks already in the computer business – systems makers, chip makers, and big cloud Read more…

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