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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…

A Hybrid AI Approach to Optimizing Oil Field Planning

What’s the best way to arrange wells in an oil or gas field? It’s a simple enough question, but the answer can be very complex. Now a Cal Tech/JPL spinoff is developing a new approach that blends traditional HPC simu Read more…

ASICs on the Edge Help GE Digital Optimize Energy

Edge computing is nothing new. General Electric has been collecting and processing data from jet engines and wind turbines for decades. But the dynamics at play in terms of matching the huge volumes of data generated in Read more…

‘Octomize’ Your ML Code

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 innova Read more…

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

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 w Read more…

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Qualcomm Unveils 5G Modem for IoT

Companies that need high-speed data connections to their far-flung Internet of Things (IoT) devices may be interested in the latest 5G modem unveiled today by Qualcomm. The San Diego, California mobile chip giant toda Read more…

GridGain Claims Huge Performance Boost with Intel Optane PMem

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 per Read more…

Nvidia’s Jarvis Offers Real-Time Machine Translation

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 s Read more…

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

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 Read more…

Nvidia Opens the Door to Deep Learning Workshops

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). The GPU 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…

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