PCI-SIG Announces CopprLink Cable Specifications for PCIe 5.0 and 6.0

BEAVERTON, Ore. – May 1, 2024 – PCI-SIG, the organization responsible for the widely adopted PCI Express (PCIe) standard, today announced the release of the CopprLink Internal and External Cable specifications. The CopprLink Cable specifications provide signaling at 32.0 and 64.0 GT/s and leverage well-established industry standard connector form factors maintained by SNIA. “The CopprLink Cable […]

NTT: Photonics Network Connects Data Centers in U.S. and U.K.

NTT Corporation (NTT) and NTT DATA announced the successful demonstration of All-Photonics Network (APN)-driven connections between data centers in the United States and the United Kingdom. In the U.K., NTT connected data centers north and east of London….

Photonic Fabric Company Celestial AI Closes $175M Series C

SANTA CLARA, Calif.– Celestial AI, creator of the Photonic Fabric optical interconnect technology platform, announced it raised $175 million in its Series C funding round led by Thomas Tull’s U.S. Innovative Technology Fund (USIT). In addition to USIT, the round included participation from new and existing investors including AMD Ventures, Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), Temasek, […]

Oriole Networks Raises £10m for Faster LLM Training

London, 27 March 2024: Oriole Networks – a startup using light to train LLMs faster with less power – has raised £10 million in seed funding to improve AI performance and adoption, and solve AI’s energy problem. The round, which the company said is one of the UK’s largest seed raises in recent years, was co-led […]

XConn Releases Silicon Samples of Apollo CXL 2.0 Switch

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 26, 2024 – HPC and AI interconnect company XConn Technologies today announced the release of early production samples for its “Apollo” CXL 2.0 switch, which the company will demonstrate with Samsung during MemCon 2024, March 26-27, in Mountain View, Calif. The XConn Apollo switch is the industry’s first and only hybrid […]

Synopsys Says it Has First 1.6T Ethernet IP Solution for AI and Hyperscale Chips

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 29, 2023 – Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today delivered what it said is a dramatic increase in bandwidth and throughput for data-intensive AI workloads with the industry’s first complete 1.6T Ethernet IP solution. Hyperscale data centers, a backbone in the era of pervasive intelligence, require high-bandwidth, low-latency chips and interfaces to process […]

Supermicro Expands Portfolio for 5G

San Jose and Barcelona — February 26, 2024 – Supermicro, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a provider for AI, cloud, storage, and 5G/edge solutions, announced an expanded portfolio of purpose-built infrastructure solutions to accelerate performance and increase efficiency in 5G and telecom workloads. Supermicro said it enables customers to expand public and private 5G infrastructures with improved […]

NSF Announces $12M Funding Opportunity to Lower Latencies for Wireless Networks

Feb. 212, 2024 — The U.S. National Science Foundation published a new funding opportunity designed to bring together innovators in wireless communications to develop and validate low-latency communications technologies that have the potential to transform how Americans live, work and interact with one another. To learn more, read the Breaking Low funding opportunity and register for an introductory […]

Ohio Supercomputer Center Announces ‘Cardinal’ HPC Cluster, Doubles AI Processing

The Ohio Supercomputer Center today announced “Cardinal,” an HPC cluster (test node is pictured here) that the center said doubles its AI processing capacity. The system is scheduled to be launched in the second half of this year. A collaboration including Intel, Dell Technologies, Nvidia….

NVIDIA Reveals Eos Supercomputer: 4,600 H100 GPUs for 18 AI Exaflops

NVIDIA Thursday released a video that offers the first public look at Eos (pictured here), a monster 18.4 exaflops FP8 AI supercomputer powered by 576 DGX H100 systems… NVIDIA said Eos would be ranked no. 9 on the TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers, according….