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‘Octomize’ Your ML Code

Mar 31, 2021 |

If you’re spending months hand-tuning your machine learning model to run well on a particular type of processor, you might be interested in a startup called OctoML, which recently raised $28 million to bring its innovative “Octomizer” to market. Read more…

The Chip Shortage Seems To Be Impacting AI Workloads in the Cloud

Mar 12, 2021 |

If you’re finding it harder to get access to GPUs in the cloud to train your AI model, you’re not alone. The combination of a global chip shortage and increased demand for AI model training may be leading to longer wait times for some cloud GPU users. Read more…

Google’s New Switch Transformer Model Achieves 1.6 Trillion Parameters, Efficiency Gains

Feb 8, 2021 |

Last year, OpenAI wowed the world with its eerily human language generator, GPT-3. The autoregressive model stood at a then-staggering 175 billion parameters, ten times higher than its predecessors. Read more…

AWS Leans on Custom Silicon for Processing Advantage

Dec 21, 2020 |

You may know Amazon Web Services as a leading provider of public cloud services. But it’s also investing substantial sums into designing its own line of custom chips that can save customers a lot of money compared to Intel X86 and Nvidia GPU processors, for general purpose, as well as analytical and AI workloads

According to Raj Pai, vice president of AWS EC2 product management, tells Datanami that AWS customers will see a 40% price-performance increase when they adopt the sixth-generation EC2 instance, which is powered by a custom-designed Graviton2 processor that’s equipped with 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores. Read more…

The Past and Future of HPDA: A Q&A with Steve Conway

Nov 10, 2020 |

Steve Conway, a senior adviser at Hyperion Research, has been watching the big data market evolve and transform for well over 10 years. You will remember that it was Conway, while at IDC, who coined the term “high performance data analysis,” or HPDA, to reflect the confluence of big data with HPC hardware. Read more…

News In Brief

GridGain Claims Huge Performance Boost with Intel Optane PMem

Apr 22, 2021 |

Companies running the in-memory computing platform from GridGrain Systems will see their machine learning, HPC, and analytics applications’ performance increase by 10x to 100x as a result of the use of Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem) in vectorized “App Direct” mode, the companies announced today. Read more…

Nvidia’s Jarvis Offers Real-Time Machine Translation

Apr 12, 2021 |

Automated speech recognition services with improved accuracy for enterprise applications are the object of a new batch of pre-trained deep learning models and software from Nvidia aimed at interactive AI conversational services. Read more…

Intel Launches 10nm ‘Ice Lake’ Datacenter CPU with Up to 40 Cores

Apr 6, 2021 |

The wait is over. Today Intel officially launched its 10nm datacenter CPU, the third-generation Intel Scalable Processor, codenamed Ice Lake. With up 40 “Sunny Cove” cores per processor, built-in acceleration and new instructions, the Ice Lake-SP platform offers a significant performance boost for AI, HPC, networking and cloud workloads, according to Intel. Read more…

Nvidia Opens the Door to Deep Learning Workshops

Feb 19, 2021 |

Good news for folks looking to learn about the latest AI development techniques: Nvidia is now allowing the general public to access the online workshops it provides through its Deep Learning Institute (DLI). Read more…

Lightweight Kubernetes Pushes Orchestrator to the Edge

Oct 15, 2020 |

Kubernetes, the evolving cluster orchestrator, has gone on a diet, stepping off the scales as a lightweight, resilient clustering tool that switches to autopilot once three or more nodes are clustered. Read more…

This Just In

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…

Samsung Develops Industry’s First High-K Metal Gate-based DDR5 Memory

Mar 25, 2021 |

SEOUL, Korea, March 25, 2021 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has expanded its DDR5 DRAM memory portfolio with the industry’s first 512GB DDR5 module based on High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology. Read more…

Researchers Develop Software to Extend GraphIt to Run on GPUs

Feb 22, 2021 |

Feb. 22, 2021 — Graphs — data structures that show the relationship among objects — are highly versatile. It’s easy to imagine a graph depicting a social media network’s web of connections. Read more…

NVIDIA Violates the Transaction Processing Performance Council’s Fair Use Policy

Jan 27, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2021 — Today the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) announced that NVIDIA has violated the TPC’s Fair Use Policy. In the paper “State of RAPIDS: Bridging the GPU Data Science Ecosystem,” presented at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2020, and in associated company blogs and marketing materials, NVIDIA claims that it has “outperformed by nearly 20x the record for running the standard big data analytics benchmark, known as TPCx-BB.” Since NVIDIA has not published official TPC results, and instead compared results from derived workloads to official TPC results, the comparisons are invalid. Read more…

Cirrascale Cloud Services and Graphcore Announce Availability of Graphcloud for Machine Intelligence Workflows

Jan 26, 2021 |

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26, 2021 — Cirrascale Cloud Services, provider of deep learning infrastructure solutions for autonomous vehicle, Natural Language Processing (NLP) and computer vision workflows, has announced the availability of its Graphcloud platform. Read more…