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Microchip Technology Inc.: Introducing First PCI Express 5.0 Switches

Chandler, Ariz., February 2, 2021 – Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announced what it said are the first PCI Express (PCIe) 5.0 switch solutions — the Switchtec PFX PCIe 5.0 family — “doubling the interconnect performance for dense compute, high speed networking and NVM Express (NVMe) storage,” according to the company. Together with the […]

OEMs Join Nvidia-Certified Program – Systems Pre-tested for AI Workloads

Dell Technologies, GIGABYTE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Inspur and Supermicro are among 11 systems makers engaged in an Nvidia certification program, announced this morning, designed to test hardware across a range of AI and data analytics workloads, including jobs that require multiple compute nodes and tasks that only need part of the power of one GPU. […]

Report: Global 5G Coverage to Grow 253% by 2025

Data presented by Bankr indicates that the 5G technology global coverage will grow by  253.84 percent in the next five years. By 2025, about 53 percent of the global population at 4.14 billion will have access to the technology. By 2021, the network coverage will reach an estimated 1.95 billion people representing about 25 percent of […]

Juniper Research: Driven by 5G, Edge Computing Investment by Network Operators to Hit $8.3B by 2025

Hampshire, UK – A study from Juniper Research has found that network operator spend on MEC (Multi-access Edge Computing) will grow from $2.7 billion in 2020, to $8.3 billion in 2025, as operators invest heavily in upgrading network capacities and infrastructure to support the increasing data generated by 5G networks. The study also revealed that […]

GSA: 5G Passes Network and Device Milestones in 2020

21st December 2020, London – The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) today reported that 2020 has seen sustained investment in, and deployment of, 5G globally, with over 85 live networks and 300 devices now commercially available. GSA also confirmed annual growth in new members and associates off the back of new working groups and research […]

Open Eye Consortium Announces 50Gbps LR1 and LR4 Specs for 5G

Dec. 15, 2020 — The Open Eye Consortium (Open Eye MSA) announced two new specifications targeted for 50Gbps per lane applications: LR1 and LR4 for 10 kilometers, based on the CWDM4 wavelength grid, over a single mode fiber. These new specifications complement the Open Eye MSA’s previously released single and multi-mode specifications. The Open Eye […]

Deep Learning GPU Cluster

In this whitepaper, “Deep Learning GPU Cluster,” our friends over at Lambda walk you through the Lambda Echelon multi-node cluster reference design: a node design, a rack design, and an entire cluster level architecture. This document is for technical decision-makers and engineers. You’ll learn about the Echelon’s compute, storage, networking,  power distribution, and thermal design. This is not a cluster administration handbook, this is a high level technical overview of one possible system architecture.

Overcoming the Complexities of New Applications & Technologies in the New Era of HPC

In this contributed article, Bill Wagner, CEO of Bright Computing, discusses how as more organizations take the leap into HPC, Bright Computing aims to be the company that helps solve the challenge of complexity within the industry and replace it with flexibility, ease of use, and accelerated time to value.

Xsight Labs Announces Sampling of 25.6T Data Center Switch with 100G SerDes

Tel Aviv and San Jose — December 9, 2020 — Xsight Labs announced today the sampling of X1, the industry’s first 25.6T and 12.8T Data Center Switch with 100G SerDes, to its alpha customers. Xsight Labs’ X1 is the industry’s lowest power 25.6T and 12.8T fully programmable data center switch, according to the company. X1 […]

insideHPC Guide to AI and HPC in Media & Entertainment – Part 3

In this white paper sponsored by our friends over at Dell Technologies, we take a look at AI and HPC in Media & Entertainment where an increasing demand for digital media content creates need for faster rendering options. The ongoing increase in the use of visual effects (VFX) and computer-generated imagery (CGI) and animation in digital content media creation for television, movies, and streaming services has accelerated the amount of material that requires rendering, from a workstation to a data center render farm environment.