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Analytics Chip Startup Speedata Emerges from Stealth

There is no shortage of chip startups hoping to claim a piece of the emerging AI pie. But instead of accelerating machine learning workloads, Speedata is looking to speed up the performance of SQL analytics running in co Read more…

SambaNova Brings Custom Silicon To Bear on High-End AI Workloads

With its own custom silicon for AI workloads and a $5 billion valuation, it seems likely you’ll be hearing more about the Silicon Valley startup SambaNova Systems and its complete AI stack in the years to come. Samb Read more…

Inside eBay’s Optimization Techniques for Scaling AI

Getting the software right is important when developing machine learning models, such as recommendation or classification systems. But at eBay, optimizing the software to run on a particular piece of hardware using disti Read more…

Nvidia’s Enterprise AI Software Now GA

After months in early release, Nvidia today announced the general availability of Nvidia AI Enterprise, a new software offering that’s designed to bring AI capabilities to the masses via VMware’s vSphere. The announc Read more…

The Perfect Storm: How the Chip Shortage Will Impact AI Development

This chip shortage has brought to light our dependency on hardware to run high-tech economies and the everyday lives of consumers. Today, chips can be found in everything from gaming consoles like Xbox Series, PlayStatio Read more…

News In Brief

Chip Shortage Hurts AI, But Hardware Just Part of the Story

The impacts of the chip shortage can be spotted everywhere: from higher prices on home appliances to empty new car lots to higher prices for consumer devices. Processor-hungry AI applications are feeling the pinch, but a Read more…

NeuroBlade Tackles Memory, Bandwidth Bottlenecks with XRAM

Companies that are frustrated by the performance of memory- or network-bound analytics workloads may be interested in learning about NeuroBlade, a hardware startup developing a new processing-in-memory (PIM) architecture Read more…

VMware Seeks to Liberate Memory Bottlenecks with Project Capitola

At its VMworld 2021 event this week, VMware introduced Project Capitola, a new company-led effort to use its vSphere software to virtualize application access to various types of memory, from DRAM to PMEM to NVMe. The go Read more…

IBM Introduces its First Power10-based Server, the Power E1080; Targets Hybrid Cloud

IBM today introduced the Power E1080 server, its first system powered by a Power10 IBM microprocessor. The new system reinforces IBM’s emphasis on hybrid cloud markets and the new chip beefs up its inference capabiliti Read more…

Voltron Data Takes Flight to Unify Arrow Community

You may know of Apache Arrow as the fast in-memory data format used to accelerate data analytics and data science workloads. What you may not know is that one of the original creators of Arrow and a core member of Nvidia Read more…

This Just In

Axis Launches 8th Generation ARTPEC System-On-Chip Powering Deep-Learning Analytics on the Edge

Sep 28, 2021 |

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Sept. 28, 2021 — Axis Communications announces the 8th generation of its custom-designed system-on-chip (SoC) made for network video. The ARTPEC-8 SoC was designed first and foremost to create new opportunities for impressive analytics applications based on deep learning on the edge. Read more…

Samsung Brings In-Memory Processing Power to Wider Range of Applications

Aug 24, 2021 |

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 24, 2021 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced memory technology, today showcased its latest advancements with processing-in-memory (PIM) technology at Hot Chips 33 — a leading semiconductor conference where notable microprocessor and IC innovations are unveiled each year. Read more…

Synopsys Enables First-Pass Silicon Success for Achronix’s New FPGA for Data and AI Acceleration Applications

Aug 24, 2021 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 24, 2021Synopsys, Inc. today announced that Achronix Semiconductor Corporation achieved first-pass silicon success for its new Speedster7t FPGA using comprehensive design, verification and IP solutions from Synopsys. Read more…

Intel Powers Latest Amazon EC2 General Purpose Instances

Aug 16, 2021 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2021 — Intel today announced AWS customers can access the latest 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors via the new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) M6i instances. Read more…

HPCwire Unveils Honorees for its 2021 People to Watch Feature

Apr 5, 2021 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 5, 2021 – HPCwire, the leading publication for news and information for the high performance computing industry, has announced the honorees for its 2021 People to Watch feature, highlighting a select group of industry members that you should be watching in the year to come. Read more…

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