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Intel’s New Chips Focus On AI

Today, Intel launched and disclosed new technologies across its portfolio of processors, with special emphasis on enhanced AI capabilities. Unlike its many competitors, who either produce a CPU, a GPU, an FPGA or an AI-specific accelerator, Intel’s strategy is “all of the above.” The company offers customers a range of solutions, from general purpose to …

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Does NVIDIA Selene Form A Wider Moat Than CUDA?

The annual International Supercomputer Conference (ISC), held virtually this year, kicked off today. Not surprisingly, NVIDIA has already made a few announcements of note. Especially of interest to me was the announcement of Selene, NVIDIA’s in-house 1+ Exaflop AI supercomputer, which ranks as the fastest industrial system in the USA and #7 overall in the …

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A Look At Graphcore’s AI Software

Software for new processor designs is critical to enabling application deployment and optimizing performance. UK-based startup Graphcore, the unicorn provider of silicon for application acceleration, places significant emphasis on software, dedicating roughly half its engineering staff to the challenge. Graphcore’s Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) utilizes the expression of an algorithm as a directed graph, and …

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Microsoft Builds Massive Supercomputer For OpenAI, But Whose Chips Are Inside?

Microsoft has announced that the company has built a top 5 AI supercomputer for OpenAI, hosted in the Azure cloud. Microsoft invested a billion dollars in the OpenAI industry research group in 2019. The massive system is comprised of some 10,000 GPUs and over 285,000 CPU cores and will be used to advance the industry’s …

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Amazon EC2 Inf1 Instances Now Support Amazon SageMaker

Last year at AWS reInvent, out of the 100s of announcements, I chose the top 5 for overall, long-term impact. One of those was Amazon’s EC2 Inf1 Instances that used its new Inferentia machine learning inference chip. I chose Inf1 Instances as a top 5 for a few reasons. Machine learning is a killer app and with …

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NVIDIA Launches New Ampere Architecture, Infrastructure, Robotics And Automotive Technologies At GTC 2020

I attend hundreds of events a year as an analyst and one way I rate them is by the number and industry impact of the announcements. I watched NVIDIA’s GTC 2020 virtual keynote today, and the company scored high on both. Architecture is everything when you are a platform provider and NVIDIA rolled out its …

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NVIDIA Launches Ampere A100 GPU For Data Center Computing And AI

While many of us missed watching Jensen Huang on stage in his trademark leather jacket, he did not disappoint his on-line audience at the virtual GTC Keynote this week. In a session lasting over two and a half hours, the CEO and founder of NVIDIA announced new hardware to fend off a slew of potential …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage of NVIDIA GTC 2020

Blogs/Articles NVIDIA Launches New Ampere Architecture, Infrastructure, Robotics And Automotive Technologies At GTC 2020, by Patrick Moorhead NVIDIA Targets Ampere Architecture To The Edge And 5G With EGX A100, by Anshel Sag NVIDIA Launches Ampere A100 GPU For Data Center Computing And AI, by Karl Freund Podcasts Six Five Live Ep 38- Chips In The …

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Putting HPC To Work To Accelerate COVID-19 Research

The US arsenal of supercomputers has officially been opened up for COVID-19 research. The White House recently announced the new COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium, which will allow researchers worldwide to access to the world’s most powerful HPC resources and leverage them to combat the novel coronavirus. The White House believes that these high performance computing …

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Tenstorrent Launches AI Chip With Conditional Execution

What the heck is that you ask?  So, did I; but it looks promising! I continue to be amazed at the innovations that are coming to market to accelerate deep learning workloads.  GraphCore, Habana Labs, Cerebras, Blaize, Groq, Perceive and others are now being joined by a new entrant with radically new ideas: Tenstorrent out …

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ZOHO: The Most Successful SaaS Company You May Have Never Heard Of

I had the chance to attend Zoho’s annual analyst day which it held in Austin, TX, a few months back. I have been remiss in writing this up, but honestly, COVID19 and a few other things got in the way of knocking it out. Rather than give my readers a specific take on what I …

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Why Intel Is Investing In Neuromorphic Computing

Intel certainly has a lot of irons in the AI fireplace, including Xeon CPUs, Movidius computer vision chips, MobileEye chips for autonomous driving and Deep Neural Network training and inference processing technology from the newly acquired Habana Labs. With all of this going on, one might wonder why Intel is pursuing yet another approach—neuromorphic computing. …

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AMD To Power ‘El Capitan’ Super Computer From HPE’s Cray

Last fall, as Cray was being acquired by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise for $1.6B, the company announced that it had been selected by the US DOE for two more exa-scale supercomputers based on the processor-agnostic Cray Shasta architecture. The Lawrence Livermore National Labs (LLNL) El Capitan supercomputer, costing some $600M, and planned for 2023, will be based …

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Xilinx Enters The SmartNIC Market

The CPU in today’s data center is increasingly burdened by the need to process networking jobs. According to Xilinx’s VP Marketing for Data Center Products, Donna Yasay, networking stacks can tax CPUs up to 30%, robbing them of the cycles needed to run users’ applications. Tier 1 cloud service providers have invested in custom ASICs …

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Surprise! AWS Leads In ‘Cloud AI Services’ Ranking

Everyone reading this article knows that the cloud space is hot. And it’s comprised of many different types of services and platforms to complete a full stack. Ten years ago, it was sufficient to just call the space “cloud”, as it was primarily infrastructure as a service for virtualized workloads. But given the fractalization of …

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NVIDIA GTC ’20 Could Be Massive

As we approach NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference, everyone is anxious to see what CEO Jensen Huang has up his trademark black leather sleeves. I have no idea, but as usual, I have an opinion.    An intro to GTC GTC is NVIDIA’s partners’ big annual opportunity to show off and explain how they leverage …

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NVIDIA Data Center Growth Returns

NVIDIA reported renewed growth overall last week. Its Data Center segment (where most of the AI hardware is reported) grew 43% to a record $968M in the last quarter, and gaming rose 56% to $1.49 billion. The stock market appreciated the news, sending NVIDIA up over 6%, and many analysts revised their price targets higher. …

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Arm Ups Its IoT Intelligence Game With New Chips

When you think of end-point IoT, the company you should really be thinking of is Arm. The semiconductor giant has staked out a claim on what it calls “the 5th wave of computing”—the crucial intersection of the emerging technologies of AI, IoT, and 5G. I’ve watched with interest as the company continues to build out its …

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