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Microsoft Announces GA of Azure OpenAI Service, ChatGPT on Way

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure OpenAI Service, the result of a partnership with OpenAI whose ChatGPT generative AI application has created a sensation since its late November launch that generated 1 million-plus downloads in its first week. The announcement follows last week’s news that Microsoft was in talks to invest $10 billion […]

Conventional Wisdom Watch: Matsuoka & Co. Take on 12 Myths of HPC

A group of HPC thinkers, including the estimable Satoshi Matsuoka of the RIKEN Center for Computational Science in Japan, have come together to challenge common lines of thought they say have become, to varying degrees, accepted wisdom in HPC. In a paper entitled “Myths and Legends of High-Performance Computing” appearing this week on the Arvix […]

Poly Raises $4M to Build Generative AI Tools for Designers

San Francisco – Poly, a web-first generative AI company for design assets, announced today the close of its $4M Seed, led by Felicis, Bloomberg Beta, and NextView Ventures, with participation from Y Combinator, Figma Ventures, AI Grant, and other strategic angels. The new capital will be used to train vertically finetuned generative AI models and […]

HPE GreenLake Adds Application, Analytics and Developer Services for Hybrid Cloud Environments

Dec. 7, 2-22 — At HPE’s Discover conference in Frankfurt, Germany today, the company  announced new application, analytics and developer services for the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform designed to enable organizations to drive a data-first modernization strategy for production workloads across hybrid cloud environments. Updates include: HPE GreenLake for Private Cloud Enterprise now offers expanded […]

Deutsche Bank in AI Partnership with NVIDIA: Risk Models, HPC and a 3D Virtual Avatar

Deutsche Bank today announced a multi-year partnership with NVIDIA intended to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the financial services sector. The goal is to develop regulatory-compliant AI-powered services and support, for example, Deutsche Bank’s cloud transformation strategy by using AI and ML to simplify and accelerate cloud migration decisions. The […]

dotData Feature Factory Technology Adds Feature Discovery Capabilities to Azure Synapse Analytics

SAN MATEO, Calif., December 6, 2022 – dotData announced that its Feature Factory technology is now integrated with and available on Microsoft’s Azure Synapse Analytics, an integrated, cloud-native platform for data analytics. The integration is designed to allow Azure Synapse users to discover 100X more features, derive deeper insights, and build more accurate models. “dotData’s […]

AWS Announces Hpc7g EC2 Instance Powered by New Arm-based Graviton3E Chip

At AWS’s re:Invent conference yesterday, Amazon Web Servicesannounced three EC2 instances powered by new Arm-based chips designed by AWS. AWS said its Hpc7g instances on EC2, powered by new AWS Graviton3E chips, offer up to 2x better floating-point performance compared to current generation C6gn instances and up to 20 percent higher performance compared to current […]

Security Industry Veteran Katie McCullough Joins Panzura as Chief Information Security Officer

SAN JOSE – November 29, 2022– Panzura, LLC (“Panzura”), a hybrid multi-cloud data management company, has appointed Katie McCullough to its newly created role of Chief Information Security Officer. McCullough will be responsible for security and compliance for the company and customers. The appointment follows a record turnaround since the company’s “refounding” in 2020, led […]

AWS Announces Water Positive Commitment by 2030

Nov. 28, 2022 — LAS VEGAS– Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced it will be water positive (water+) by 2030, returning more water to communities than it uses in its direct operations. The company also announced its 2021 global water use efficiency (WUE) metric of 0.25 […]

Penguin Solutions Launches Cloud-Native HPC/AI Control Plane and Announces Partnership with Google Cloud

Fremont, Calif., – November 15, 2022 – Penguin Solutions, an SGH brand (Nasdaq: SGH) that provides HPC, AI, and IoT technologies for edge, core, and cloud, today launched Scyld Cloud Central control plane, a new cloud-native HPC/AI offering, and announced its partnership with Google Cloud. This unified solution for on-premises and cloud-based HPC/AI clusters will provide customers with simplified cluster deployment, streamlined […]